Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu
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Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu

Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu
CEO, Tony Elumelu Foundation

Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu is the CEO of The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy empowering African entrepreneurs to create jobs on the continent.


She is a lawyer and joined the foundation as its Director of Partnerships & Evaluations, a role she held for two years. In this position, she developed the Foundation’s institutional framework for financial and value-add partnerships to scale the impact of the US$100m TEF Entrepreneurship programme beyond its initial target to empower 10,000 entrepreneurs.


The resulting strategic partnerships with governments, development finance institutions, multilateral and private organisations led to a record-breaking selection of 3,050 entrepreneurs in 2019.


She holds a Post Graduate in Business and Executive Coaching from the Integral African Institute, Cape Town and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Wales and Nigerian Law School.


She was listed in the second publication of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2020 by Avance Media.


Credits: tonyelumelufoundation.org/