About the event

Startups and entrepreneurship are taking off in Africa. Hear from Mezuo Nwuneli, Managing Partner at Sahel Capital, who has over 25 years of experience in finance and has invested in several companies in West Africa. He will discuss the role of private equity in Africa, with examples and insights from food, agriculture, and agribusiness. Mezuo received the 2021 Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award, the highest honor given by the school. He was also recognized in 2019 as the alumni Entrepreneur of the Year by the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Nigeria and Impact Investor of the Year by the Impact Investors Foundation. 

Please kindly note that this is an in-person preferred, hybrid event. In-person attendees can join us in Frost Lounge, Ell Hall, Northeastern University, 346 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115. For those joining us virtually, the Zoom login information will be sent via email prior to the event. Registration required.

If you have any questions about this event, please get in touch with Sandrine Mallet, Program Manager, Center for Emerging Markets, at s.mallet@northeastern.edu.

About Mezuo Nwuneli

Mezuo Nwuneli

Mezuo Nwuneli is the Managing Partner, Sahel Capital Agribusiness Managers Ltd, a food and agriculture focused private equity firm which invests in mid-sized agribusinesses. He has worked for 25 years in corporate finance, investment banking, and private equity; and since 2010 has focused on the agricultural sector in West Africa.

Mezuo is an Eisenhower Fellow and an Archbishop Tutu Fellow. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.Sc. Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University. Mezuo received the 2021 Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award, the highest honor given by the school. He was also recognized in 2019 as the alumni Entrepreneur of the Year by the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Nigeria and Impact Investor of the Year by the Impact Investors Foundation.

Mr. Nwuneli serves on the boards of the AACE Foods, Coscharis Farms, Crest Agro Products, First World Communities, Ladgroup, L&Z Integrated Farms, Sahel Capital, and Sahel Consulting. He previously served on the board of Nagode Industries. He is the Chairman/Co-Founder of AACE Foods; Chair of the Strategy Committee at First World Communities; and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee at Crest Agro Products. He is on the Nigeria National Advisory Board for Impact Investing, and is one of the founding members and a director of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, Nigeria (“PEVCA”).

About the Nardone Family Seminar Series

Made possible by a gift from David R. Nardone, this seminar series brings scholars and practitioners to Northeastern University to share insights on emerging markets.

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