“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.”


About Me

'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.



Twitter feeds

Here's the first of many clips where our CEO, @oviosu, and #KofoAkinkugbe, Founder/CEO, @secureidltd, share business and leadership tidbits and chat about their experiences as entrepreneurs. Enjoy!

#MondayMotivation #MyPaga #Fatefoundation

As impact investing becomes mainstream, the opportunity for catalytic capital is expanding too. This timely report from @FSGtweets outlines best practices for catalytic capital investors seeking to drive development through private capital investment.

Advancing Practice in Catalytic Capital

I’m looking forward to sharing insights on ESG investment at a webinar hosted by the Governance and Compliance Professionals Nigeria (GCPN) and moderated by @iamfola_am

Join me for this event by registering here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/governance-compliance-professionals-nigeria-presents-demystifying-esg-tickets-367530051277?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Great discussion at @SuperReturn Emerging Markets yesterday about the S in #ESG. Diversity remains an untapped source for superior returns. Kudos to my incredible co panelists @AlisonMKlein from @FMO_development and @tolushola from @theAlitheia
@WICCapital @WIC_Senegal

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