Sulivan Mgbendi

  • Degree Programme: Masters in Finance full time
  • Global Nationality: Nigeria

Sulivan holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria. He is a Chartered Accountant and also holds a certificate in international taxation from the Chartered Institute of Taxation in the UK. Sulivan is an experienced oil and gas finance professional, skilled in corporate finance, fiscal analysis, new business valuation, project economics and business planning, garnered from over six years industry experience working with Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc., Africa’s leading energy company listed on both the London and Nigeria stock exchanges. Prior to joining Seplat, he spent three years in consulting, providing tax advisory opinions to multinationals and leading due diligence efforts for several acquisitions across industries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Sulivan decided to pursue the Masters in Finance in order to gain a more sophisticated knowledge of how the tools of modern finance can be used to drive organisational value through an embracive valuation of investment opportunities and efficient capital management. To him, there was no better option than LBS given its outstanding global reputation, world-class faculty and strong links with financial institutions, recruiters and practitioners.

In addition to being a student ambassador, Sulivan is an active member of the wider LBS community. He is a recipient of the LBS Merit Scholarship and currently serves as vice president of the Africa Club. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the LBS Global Energy Summit. Sulivan is a pan-Africanist, passionate about finding constructive solutions to some of Africa’s critical challenges.

Contact: smgbendi.mifft2021@london.edu