Monday, 23 April 2012
Nnena Ukuku is Co-Founder and CEO of Black Founders Startup Ventures. Black Founders aims to increase the number and visibility of black entrepreneurs by connecting and equipping the entrepreneur.
Nnena Ukuku is also an attorney who works with early stage start-ups. She works with them because, like her, they believe they can change their world and are passionate.
You can follow Nnena on Twitter at @nukuku and her startup at @blackfounders.
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Born Yvonne Chinyere Okereke Okoro to a Nigerian father and Ghanaian mother, Yvonne attended Achimota Preparatory School, Lincoln Community School and Faith Montessori School. For her Senior Secondary School, she attended Mfanstiman Girls Senior High School. On completing her Secondary education, proceeded to University of Ghana, Legon where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and linguistics. She moved on to the University De Not in France to study Press Civilization, Drama and Marketing.
After her Senior High Education in 2002, she took up acting as a career and first featured in the movie ‘Sticking to the Promise’. Since then, she has featured in over 20 movies.
Yvonne Okoro was recently honoured with a Distinguished Achievement Award at this year’s Nigeria Excellence Awards and nominated for AMAA Best Actress in the Leading Role Category for her role in ‘Single Six’.
Monday, 2 April 2012
China Danforth Onyemelukwe is one of the City of London's most respected young investment bankers. He is responsible for coverage of Africa at Goldman Sachs.
China, a Managing Director, Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs is a graduate of University of Benin, The London School of Economics and Political Science and the Harvard Business School.
Before joining Goldman Sachs, China was the Managing Director & CEO of Zenith Capital Ltd.
Mr. Onyemelukwe has many years of finance and investment banking experience across all areas of investment banking, including corporate finance, trading, asset management and private equity/venture capital. He has also worked for Merrill Lynch in New York and London, where he headed the equity-linked desk in Merrill Lynch Capital Markets and traded equities, bonds, derivatives and currencies. He also worked with the corporate finance team on pricing and syndication of IPOs and secondary issues.
He had subsequently worked as a securities trading & investment adviser to a number of hedge funds and private equity firms in Europe and the US.