Mixta Africa welcomes new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

September 2, 2020
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Mixta Africa is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs. Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani as the Chief Commercial Officer for the Mixta Africa Group effective 17th August 2020.

Following a long-standing reputation as one of Africa’s leading energy and infrastructure sector professionals, Mrs Akinkugbe-Filani takes on the role of Chief Commercial Officer to lead the Commercial functions consisting of Sales, Business Development, Marketing and Customer Service, and to craft the commercial strategy; identify new commercial and market opportunities, and  deepen market penetration, to drive revenue growth and profitability while facilitating the creation of Mixta’s brand and image across the Group’s footprint in Nigeria, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Côte d’Ivoire, and other new markets in the real-estate and affordable housing space.

As  a strategic leader with more than 15 years’ experience & track record of helping to finance, invest in and successfully scale businesses in Africa, prior to joining Mixta Africa, She was Senior Africa Advisor to the IFU Danish Investment Fund, helping to build strong partnerships with the  private and public sector and originate portfolio opportunities,  and was also Head of Energy at FBN Capital and FBNQuest Merchant Bank from 2014 -2019, leading origination and client coverage efforts with  energy and infrastructure clients across investment banking and corporate banking products, to successfully raise both debt and equity capital. She also covered a portfolio of 33 African countries for Ecobank Group in London as Head of Energy Research and Project Lead on the Group’s Local Knowledge Africa corporate market-entry strategy.  From 2017-19 she served in advisory capacity (2017 -19) with Economic Advisory Board in the Office of the VP, working with the Chief Economic Adviser to the President, on a range of policy matters.

Through a diverse career that has spanned consulting, research, finance, public policy, and investments, she is well-versed in leveraging partnerships and market insights, to support corporate-decision makers in fundraising, entering new markets and scaling businesses. A passionate advocate of infrastructure solutions for underserved markets, Mrs. Akinkugbe-Filani is a Fluent French speaker, and holds a BSC and MSc degree from the London School of Economics and a joint MBA from TRIUM; NYU Leonard Stern School of Business, HEC School of Management Paris & LSE

About Mixta Africa

Mixta Africa is a leading and active player in the fast-growing African Real Estate sector specialising in property development projects. The Company was established with the objective of responding to the existing housing deficit across the African continent and has long-term vision of becoming the foremost real estate developer in Africa.


With offices in Nigeria, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia, Côte d’Ivoire, and Mauritania, as well as projects in Algeria and Egypt, Mixta Africa has a mission to create value for its clients by delivering innovative solutions. The Company has a 20-year track record of successful real estate and infrastructure development and a strong management team with over 280 years of combined experience. As of July 2019, Mixta held around 15 million sqm of landbank across all territories and has successfully completed more than 11,000 housing units. Mixta Africa is also the developer of Fara Park Estate, delivered over 16 years ago and noted for its quality and well-planned infrastructure and community lifestyle.


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