Temi AwogboroTemi Marcella Awogboro




Occupational Information

Occupation: Investment professional and entrepreneur

Position: Director, The Abraaj Group; Co-Founder, Kairos Angels

Professional History

Temi Marcella Awogboro has more than a decade of experience in finance across developed and growth markets. As an investment professional, Temi has committed and deployed nearly US$500 million in private partnership capital across strategic sectors on the African continent in a bid to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Temi is passionate about growing and cultivating disruptive, transformative institutions that will emerge initially as regional champions and go on to be tomorrow’s global challengers. She looks for investments with visionary entrepreneurs to build scalable businesses and sustainable innovation ecosystems and seeks to pioneer models that set global standard for investing with impact.

Temi started her career at Goldman Sachs International, initially as a Derivatives Trader. She was promoted to managing a portfolio of structured equity derivatives, then as an Investment Analyst. She was named a Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Scholar and was a recipient of the Goldman Sachs and Institute of International Education’s Global Leaders Award.

Temi is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and has been the recipient of numerous awards including The M&A Advisor's European Emerging Leaders Award.  She has been recognized as the Female Lead’s Top 20 Women under 20; and, Management Today/The Telegraph’s 35 Women Under 35.


MA (Hons), First Class, University of Cambridge
MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business


2018 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow