“Investing in businesses that simultaneously deliver social and financial returns has given me a front row seat on investing in scalable and sustainable enterprises that consciously solve developmental problems.”

‘TOKUNBOH ISHMAEL

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'Tokunboh Ishmael

An Impact Investor

Tokunboh Ishmael is an impact investor with over 20 years’ experience spanning investment banking, private equity investing, technology, and business development in Africa, Europe, and North America. She is the Managing Director and co-founder of Alitheia Capital, a Nigeria-based investment management and advisory firm focused on channelling private equity investments into small and medium sized businesses in West Africa.

In 2015, she co-founded Alitheia IDF to scale investments into women-led SMEs across Sub-Saharan Africa. ‘Tokunboh is a CFA charter-holder, corporate financier and M&A banker, and has historically worked on over $5.6 billion transactions in the UK, USA and Africa. In her past role as Managing Director of Avante Capital Ltd, she advised on a number of acquisitions in the oil and gas sector including the acquisition and financing of a government owned refinery and led the first secondary listing of a Nigerian company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

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Last week, our Managing Director, @tolushola, attended the #EarthshotInnovationSummit in New York where she participated in the panel 'Blended Capital for Speed and Scale.' The panel highlighted the urgent need for investment to scale climate solutions.
https://earthshotprize.org/the-earthshot-prize-and-bloomberg-philanthropies-convene-world-leaders-business-executives-and-activists-to-celebrate-and-scale-climate-innovators-groundbreaking-solutions/

The first-ever #EarthshotInnovationSummit will take place today in New York City. The summit will highlight the urgent need for ground-breaking climate innovations to address the world’s environmental challenges.

Join us by watching the event live on: http://www.youtube.com/EarthshotPrize

I'm pleased to join the Board of @EndeavorNigeria, an organization advancing the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and economy. I look forward to working with @Tofani63, @AtedoPeterside, and the Endeavor Nigeria leadership team to unlock further growth and impact.

I'm looking forward to #EartshotInnovationSummit, an event that will connect climate leaders and visionaries with leaders in government, business, philanthropy, and finance – with the goal of scaling environmental solutions that are repairing our planet.

https://www.bloomberg.org/press/the-earthshot-prize-and-bloomberg-philanthropies-announce-speakers-and-participants-for-the-earthshot-prize-innovation-summit/


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