Temilade DentonTemilade Denton



Occupational Information

Job Title: Head of ESG at Alitheia Capital

Professional History

Temilade Denton is Head of Impact and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) at Alitheia Capital, her investment speciality. She is focused on creating systemic social impacts through sustainable growth solutions that yield financial and social long-term returns for businesses in sub-Saharan Africa.  Alitheia IDF - at $100 million - is the first and largest private equity fund that proactively invests in gender-smart businesses on the continent. It was established to increase and improve financial and social outcomes for women by driving investment into a diversified portfolio of women-owned, women-led, or women-serving SMEs.

Prior to her work at Alitheia Capital, Temilade built experience in social development, working with a range of international and local organisations. These include the UN Educational United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); the International Labour Organization (ILO); the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS); the Centre for Public Policy Alternatives (CPPA); and Growing Businesses Foundation.

Temilade has also served a number of community organisations, including the Executive Committee of A Thousand; Lekki Youth Organisation; and, Living Fountain Orphanage.


BA Sociology and Social Work - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
Master of Public Affairs in Global Energy and Sustainability - Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris, France


2023 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Programme

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.