Ije IkokuIje Ikoku



Occupational Information

Job Title: Founding Team Member CEC Africa

Professional History

Ije 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 privatized 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 underdevelopment 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. 


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


2015 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Program

 Additional Tags: Mechanical Engineering, Finance & Entrepreneurial Management, Infrastructure Investment


About AFLI




The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) 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.