Solomon is an investment professional with over 25 years of experience originating and executing transactions in both developed and developing markets. He has personally led over $4bn in transactions across the African continent. In April 2017, he was appointed the CEO of the Ghana Infrastructure Investment (GIIF), an investment vehicle, initially capitalised at $250m, with a mandate to originate, structure and invest in infrastructure-related projects across Ghana.
Between October and December 2016, he acted as an adviser to the Nigerian government on the implementation of their infrastructure programme.
Prior to that (until February 2016) he was the Vice President for Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration at the African Development Bank (AfDB), with responsibilities including the bank’s power, infrastructure and private sector operations; financial institutions, markets and equity (including private equity funds), Nepad and regional projects.
Other previously held positions include deputy CEO and CIO of Africa Finance Corporation, Vice President for Private Sector and International Investments at DBSA, and special assistant to the Executive Vice President of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Managing Director of the World Bank, based in Washington DC.
He also worked as a principal investment officer at the IFC in Johannesburg, leading IFC’s activities across Africa in the ICT sector, and as an investment banker in London with HSBC Markets.
He has a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London.