Bode Agusto was the founding Managing Director of the Company. He is a Chartered Accountant and has over three decades of work experience in both the private and public sector. Bode was an Assistant Vice President in Citibank Nigeria, a Partner in PwC, and Director-General & Adviser (Budget Matters) to President Obasanjo during his second term in office. He was also a non-Executive Director of the National Pension Commission (PenCom), the Shell Nigeria Pension Fund and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
He is currently an independent researcher/consultant. His research interests and speaking engagements cover politics, economics, and business strategy in the key economies of sub-Saharan Africa – Nigeria, South Africa, Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Ghana, DRC and Cameroon. He has served as adviser to various companies in Nigeria. He is also a non-Executive Director of Agusto & Co. Ltd and Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.
Bode holds a degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos, an Executive Certificate in Strategy & Innovation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
In 2002, President Obasanjo invested Bode Agusto as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) for his contributions to the Nigerian economy.