Team

Unicorn Team

Akintoye Akindele
Chief Executive Officer

  • Over 25 years’ experience in investment banking and private equity
  • Co-Founder & Former Managing Partner at Synergy
  • Former VP of African Capital Alliance, a leading Private Equity firm in West Africa 
  • Completed over 40 transactions across multiple continents
  • Held previous senior roles with Lead Bank and GTBank

Yomi Akapo
Chief Operations Officer

  • Over 27 years’ experience in financial services, including corporate and investment banking, audit, proprietary investments, private equity
  • In-depth knowledge of West African markets having managed business, originated and completed advisory transactions in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Gambia
  • Held senior roles in leading institutions including Access Bank (Nigeria, Ghana & Gambia), GTB and Lead Merchant Bank

Paul Okunaiya
Chief Investment Officer

  • Over 18 years’ experience in banking corporate finance and private equity
  • Former Senior Investment Manager at AfricInvest
  • Previously with FCTL Capital Market Limited and Frist Capital Trust 
  • Extensive investment, advisory and portfolio management experience in sub-Saharan Africa

Ponmile Osibo
Chief Investor Relations Officer

  • Over 13 years’ experience in research and private equity
  • Former with Synergy Capital Managers focused on fundraising & investor relations, where he worked with the partners to successfully raise a successor fund and raise capital for portfolio companies
  • Former Manager of Research with African Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (AVCA)

Bowofade Elegbede
Senior Associate

  • Over 8 years’ experience in investment banking and asset management
  • Formerly an Associate with Asset & Resource Management Holding Company
  • Prior to this he worked in Tax at Deloitte
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Tracy-Alero Doyle
Chief Strategy Officer

  • Global C-Suite Finance Director with 23+ years of experience across the Americas, Europe, Asia and now Africa, in roles spanning Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Insurance, Investment Banking, Travel Services & Technology Start Ups
  • An ardent Strategy Supremo & ‘Customer First’ Digital Change Champion passionate about driving Growth Management Holding Company
  • Held senior international roles in leading institutions including HSBC (UK and Hong Kong), AXA (Hong Kong), Saga Group (UK) and Continuum Commerce (USA)

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