Mr Solanke was a nominee of The Future Awards Africa in the category of Young person of the year in 2015. This award is given to young individuals in Africa who have excelled and made outstanding achievement in their community.
He graduated with a first class degree in Economics from Babcock University at the age of 19. Over his 8-year career in equity research, Solanke has evolved into a globally respected analyst. In his present role as Vice President, Head of Nigeria Research at Renaissance Capital, Solanke supervises four upcoming analysts, with a core focus on grooming each one to become globally respected professionals in their respective fields. Over the years, Solanke has also demonstrated passion for developing younger professionals by taking time to mentor students at his Alma Mata.
As RenCap’s Sub-Saharan Africa Banking Analyst, he covers over 15 stocks on the continent and often makes investment pitches to investors multiple times a year across the United States, Europe, United Kingdom and South Africa.