“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

Happy #AfricasWomensDay!

Gender inclusion and equality are critical to achieving shared prosperity for all Africans. This week as we celebrate Pan-African Women's Day, we must continue to work towards empowering women as consumers, producers, and agents of change. https://twitter.com/_AfricanUnion/status/1553629635090464769

Happy Happy #AfricasWomensDay & thank you to @JetstreamAfrica for this recognition.

Women-led SMEs, like Jetstream Africa, are strategic players in Africa's economic growth due to their role in facilitating cross-border trade, regional integration, & access to essential products

Congratulations @solomonsai, COO and co-founder of @AlitheiaIDF's portfolio company, @JetstreamAfrica, on your election to the Ghana Chamber of Commerce (Tema chapter)

The percentage of directors who believe that boards don’t need to take action on #diversity has dropped by more than half, from 71% in 2020.

This key statistic represents a seismic shift indicating that boards need to be deliberate in order to bring about changes.

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