Mr. Kabir Audu is the Founder and Managing Partner of Athena Capital Limited (ACL). Prior to founding ACL, Mr. Audu co-founded Horizon Capital Investment (HCI) Limited, and before then he worked for Citigroup’s Investment banking arm, Salomon Smith Barney, in New York.
Mr. Audu graduated magna cum laude from The University of Notre Dame in Indiana, United States of America. He obtained a Bachelor in Business Administration (B.B.A) with a concentration in Finance, Business Economics and Middle East Studies.
Mr. Audu is currently the President of the University of Notre Dame Alumni Club of Nigeria and a member of the highly selective New York based SEO organization.
Stephen Walton is the Development Director at Athena Capital Limited (ACL). Prior to joining ACL, Stephen worked for Laurus for 3 years out of their Lagos, Nigeria office. Laurus is a real estate portfolio company of Actis, a UK-based private equity firm that has invested over $4billion in emerging markets.
Stephen has 25 years experience in the real estate industry spanning Nigeria, Libya, Egypt, the Middle East, Australia and the EU, where he was responsible for the development and delivery of investment class residential towers, offices, shopping malls, hotels, conference centres, educational and recreational facilities with associated infrastructure.
Significant projects Stephen handled include the LEEDs rated Heritage Place (Lagos, Nigeria); Waterside Shopping Mall (Jabi Lake, Abuja, Nigeria); Dubai World Trade Centre District (Dubai, UAE); Al Fateh Mixed-use Campus (Tripoli, Libya); New Cairo Mixed-use City (Cairo, Egypt); Marsa Al Seef (Manama, Bahrain); Parramatta Precinct (Sydney, Australia); and Defence Campus (Canberra, Australia).
Stephen is a Chartered Surveyor and a member of the Sheffield Faculty of the Built Environment, the Australian Graduate School of Management and the Deakin School of Architecture and Building.
Wayne Bushell, is the NX Strategy Director at Athena Capital Limited. A citizen of the Republic of Ireland but raised in Zambia, Wayne has extensive senior managerial experience and a formidable track record in formulating marketing and business strategy; planning and implementation; business rationalization and reorganization; controlling change management initiatives in cross cultural conditions; and leading professional teams in successful product and service delivery environment.
Wayne has been an integral part of several major property developments specializing in retail and mixed use schemes in Africa and Europe.
Wayne holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Africa and Certificates in Sales & Human Resources Management from Henley Management College. He is a member of the South African Facilities Management Association (SAFMA).