Wol Kolade

Honorary graduates 2013-14

Wol Kolade (LLD)

Saturday 18 January 2014 11:45am

Wol joined private equity firm, ISIS, in January 1993. Since becoming Managing Partner in 2000, ISIS’ funds under management have grown 25 fold and now currently stand at over £1.2 billion. His role encompasses overall responsibility for the strategic development of ISIS and active involvement in making and managing investments.

Wol initially trained as an engineer, having studied civil and structural engineering at King’s College, London. After obtaining an MBA from the University of Exeter, he spent three years with Barclays in various head office roles before joining ISIS.

Wol was Chairman of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association in 2007/8, a Council Member from 2002 to 2009 and Chairman of the Responsible Investment Advisory Board in 2009/10. In addition, he is a Governor and former Council Member of the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Trustee of the Guy’s and St Thomas’s Charity, the second largest medical charity in the UK, chairing its Investment Committee. In 2010, he became Treasurer of the Powerlist Foundation. He is also a Governor/Trustee of a number of independent schools.

Wol appears regularly in the media regarding Private Equity and Entrepreneurship and has featured on the “Today Programme” and “The Bottom Line” on the BBC and “Jeff Randall Live” on Sky TV News.