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Wol Kolade

Livingbridge

London, UK

Managing Partner

Livingbridge

Wol Kolade
Biography
Wol Kolade is Managing Partner of Livingbridge, a mid-market private equity firm of over 80 people in the UK and Australia that helps businesses grow faster by investing and working with the client to come up with a market strategy that helps to focus where on what matters.

Wol has a deep interest in healthcare and education and sits on the boards of a number of schools and universities. He is a Non-Executive Director of the Social Finance Board and in 2009 held the post of Chairman for Responsible Investment Advisory Board.

Wol is the Chairman of the Guy's and St Thomas’ Charity, a 500-year-old charitable foundation with total assets of £600 million.

Wol Kolade’s Newsfeed

12 Mar 2018
Private Equity International
WATCH – Livingbridge’s Kolade: PE isn’t as relevant as it thinks

WATCH – Livingbridge’s Kolade: PE isn’t as relevant as it thinks Managing partner Wol Kolade says private equity must scale and become more mainstream to become a 'must-have'.

02 Feb 2018
Evening Standard
Business interview: Livingbridge's Wol Kolade takes big bets on Britain’s army of small businesses

For a man who plans to splash out £1 billion on small businesses over the next five years, private equity chief Wol Kolade has spent the morning giving thousands of pounds back.

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Wol Kolade’s Background

Managing Partner
1993 - Present
London, UK
A mid-market private equity firm of over 80 people in the UK and Australia. They have £1 billion ready to invest over the next 5 years and invest anywhere from £2 million to £70 million in fast-growing companies.
MDP
1990 - 1992
Barclays PLC is a British multinational bank and financial services company.

Other Business Interests

Chairman of Risk Committee
Haywards Heath, UK
Cumnor House Sussex is one of the country’s leading independent co-ed day and boarding schools for 2-13 year-old boys and girls situated in Mid-Sussex.
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London School of Economics
Lay Governor, Member of the Court
London, UK
The LSE Court of Governors is a 100-member body of supporters and advisors to the School, who are elected on the recommendation of the Nominations Committee of the Court. The Committee has membership comprising student, lay and academic members.
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Wol Kolade’s Education

MBA, Business
1989 - 1991
B eng, Civil Engineering
1985 - 1988