Ije IkokuIje Ikoku


Nigeria

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Entrepreneur

Occupational Position: Founding Team Member CEC Africa

Professional History


Ije Ikoku is the Acting CFO of AEDC and the CFO and founding team member of CEC Africa Investments, a multi-country infrastructure investment platform, with approximately $1bn in assets under management.  AEDC is a Nigerian power distribution company privatised by the government and is the fourth largest in the country. The company was established to develop, finance and operate power projects. Ikoku brings more than a decade and a half of experience in the fields of Private Equity/Finance and Engineering.  CEC has stakes in power projects in operations and under development in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Namibia.
 
Prior to this she was a Senior Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation and was responsible for all facets of deal sourcing, structuring, negotiating, and financing of transactions. At IFC she worked in Washington, DC and Lagos, Nigeria covering infrastructure investments in Africa and Latin America, and successfully structured project finance and private equity deals in infrastructure in excess of $2.5 billion USD.   
 
Before joining IFC, she was the Finance Director at Geometric Power and previously spent her professional career (primarily in finance) supporting entrepreneurial ventures in the US, Ghana, Nigeria, Namibia, and South Africa, and has worked at Charles Schwab, Emerging Capital Partners, to name a few. 

Qualifications


BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University
MBA in Finance & Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Programs


2015 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellowship

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