GEORGE OPE

  • Position:Special Adviser, Office of Public Private Partnerships
Biography

OPE GEORGE is the Special Adviser, Office of Public Private Partnership, Lagos State Government. He was previously the Director General of this same office until 30th November 2021. He was also Deputy Managing Director of Lekki Worldwide Investments Limited (The Developers and Promoters of the Lekki Free Trade Zone). Ope, has acted as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Lagos State on Economic Matters, from 2007 to 2012. He was a member of various Government Strategic Planning & Implementation Committees. Including the committees responsible for the development of the Lagos Airport at Lekki and the Deep Sea Port at Lekki. He was also part of the team that worked on the first ever International Financial Rating for the Lagos State Government by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings. His advice on State Policy has touched on several issues. WORK EXPERIENCE Ope has over 10 years of work experience in Investment Banking and Corporate Finance. Prior to working for the Lagos State Government, Ope began his career at Citibank NA (London), where he worked within the Emerging Markets Loan Syndications Team. Ope then went on to work at KPMG London within the Corporate Finance Department, were he worked on numerous Private Finance Initiative Projects (PPP’s), in various industries. Ope received a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of Leicester in 1996 and an MSc in International Business from the Manchester School of Management in 1997. Ope is 45 years old, married with three sons, he is an arts collector and also an avid Manchester United Supporter.