Hakeem Belo-Osagie is a Nigerian businessman and a trained petroleum economist. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of UAE based telecom provider Etisalat in Nigeria. He is also the Chairman of the Abuja Investment Company and a director of Timbuktu Media. Until 2004, he served as the Chairman of the United Bank for Africa Plc, one of the largest commercial banks in Nigeria. He was also the founder and first Chairman of First Securities Discount House, which is Nigeria’s leading money markets trading firm. Belo-Osagie holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, a law degree from Cambridge University and an M.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.