Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Phillip Ihenacho

Phillip Ihenacho has 20 years of corporate finance and consulting experience. He is currently Chairman of Seven Energy, a leading independent oil and gas company in Nigeria that was bought out from Weatherford, the NYSE listed oil and gas services company.

Phillip was previously CEO of UBA Capital Europe Ltd (formerly Afrinvest UK) and is a co-founder of the premier West African investment bank, Afrinvest West Africa. Phillip has been active in the African telecommunications, financial services and oil & gas industries for more than 12 years.

During the course of the last several years, he has been involved in capital raising and acquisition advisory mandates in Ghana, Nigeria, and Cote d’Ivoire, on behalf of multinational and regional telecommunications companies, oil and gas companies, and financial institutions.

Prior to Afrinvest, Phillip worked for McKinsey & Co. in New York, London, Stockholm and Johannesburg. While at McKinsey he worked primarily in corporate finance-related assignments, particularly in privatisation, capital markets and banking areas.  He has also served as Chairman of the Investment Committee of Aureos West Africa Fund.

Phillip has a BA in History from Yale University and a JD in law from Harvard Law School. He was born in Lagos and grew up in Jos, Nigeria.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Kelechi Anyadiegwu





One to watch

Kelechi Anyadiegwu (@KelechiUjuu) is the founder of Zuvaa. Zuvaa creates a unique social shopping experience that connects customers all over the globe to African style. Zuvaa also offers unique products from around the world as well as a community that embraces and engages the customer through meaningful cultural stories about each designer. She started Zuvaa to fill a void she saw in the African Fashion Industry, a place for affordable, ethically made, African Inspired Pieces.


Kelechi is a also social media and community engagement expert, having worked on a wide range of projects and clients, from EA Sports to the Microelectromechanical Systems Sensors Trade Association. She has also the founder of JELYPals, which is an edtech startup that seeks to use education and technology to create bridges in the African Diaspora.


Source: Inc Magazine