Nneka Eze

Mrs. Nneka Eze

Managing Director, VestedWorld
Speaker

Nneka is a Managing Director at VestedWorld, an Africa-focused venture capital firm delivering impact and returns in agriculture, consumer goods, and enabling technology with a focus on Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya. As part of VestedWorld’s Investment Committee, Nneka has reviewed deals across sectors and geographies including investments in Beacon Power Services, DrugStoc, Get It, Kasha, Sendy, Terragon, Tomato Jos, Vanu, Viamo, and Victory Farms. 

Prior to VestedWorld, Nneka worked to deepen investment in African businesses and entrepreneurs for over a decade having served as the Founding Partner of Dalberg’s Nigeria office and co-lead of Dalberg’s Global Agriculture & Food Security Practice. She focused on a range of sectors including agriculture, creative industries, financial services, urban resilience, education, youth employment, health, innovation and inclusive growth. 

Nneka serves on the inaugural National Advisory Board for Impact Investing in Nigeria, affiliated with the Global Steering Group for Impact Investing. In 2019, Nneka developed the strategy for the Impact Investors’ Foundation of Nigeria (a non-profit which aims to unlock impact investing in Nigeria and which established Nigeria’s National Advisory Board for Impact Investing) and sits on the Board. From 2015 to 2021, Nneka served on the West Africa Steering Committee for the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE). She also serves on the Board of Directors of The Resolution Project, a global non-profit which aims to develop socially responsible young leaders involved in developing social enterprises and has impacted nearly 3 million lives. 

Nneka holds an AB in economics cum laude from Harvard University. She previously worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, in investment banking at Lehman Brothers, and conducting microfinance research with a Grameen network microfinance bank in Chiapas, Mexico. In addition to her work as a consultant and investor, she has written a number of articles and op-eds on Africa’s growth trajectory and investment opportunities in various publications. 

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