Ada OsakweAda Osakwe

South Africa

Occupational Information

Occupation: Professional field

Occupational Position: Creative Food Entrepreneur and Investor

Professional History

Ada leads all investment activities and private sector engagements to stimulate agribusiness investments as part of a strategy that attracted over $4 billion in 2013. Ada used to be a Vice President at Kuramo Capital, a private equity fund investing in Africa. At Business School, she worked in Nigeria with Actis, a multi-billion dollar private equity fund. Ada has also worked in Tunisia at the African Development Bank, joining as the youngest professional ever hired by the institution at the time, and was a Senior Officer in the Infrastructure Group. She began her career at BNP Paribas investment bank London. Ada was one of NiPro


MBA from the Kellogg School of Management -Merit-based Scholarship, the Deans Distinguished Service Award and the Kellogg Leadership Award MSc in Economics and Finance from University of Warwick BSc in Economics (First Class Honours) from University of Hull.


2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow