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Who We Are
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Our Goal: Enabling Dignified and Fulfilling Work

We invest in African Investment Vehicles that support growth-oriented SME's. This enables SME's to grow at a faster rate and larger scale, accelerating the growth of dignified and fulfilling work opportunities for young people, particularly young women, on the continent.

Our Team

Samuel Akyianu

Samuel Akyianu

Managing Director
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Vymala Poligadu-Thuron

Deputy Managing Director
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Olufemi Balogun

MERL Specialist

Gilbert Dotsey

Finance Manager

Mugure Kamau

GDEI (Gender, Diversity Equity and Inclusion) Specialist

Melissa Morgan

Program Specialist

Ekua Biney

Administrative Officer

The Investment Committee: Dedicated and Diligent Screening

Tasked with evaluating Investment Vehicles presented by The Fund advisor, the Committee relies on comprehensive due diligence findings and ensures alignment with The Fund's strategy and Investment Policy. 

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The Foundation Council: Steering Investment Excellence

Our esteemed Foundation Council are the decision-makers of The Fund. Empowered with the authority to make final investment decisions, they meticulously review deals approved by the Investment Committee.

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