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Mezuo O. Nwuneli

Managing Director, Sahel Capital

Category: Entrepreneurship

Mezuo Nwuneli

Mezuo has a 20-year career in a broad spectrum of finance related roles in private equity, investment banking, and corporate finance. Over the past seven years, Mezuo has worked extensively within the agribusiness sector in West Africa and across a broad range of crop value chains.

Mezuo started his career with the corporate finance team of the Sabre Group in Dallas in 1995, and then worked in J.P. Morgan & Co’s mergers and acquisitions group in New York. He was previously a Partner at AFIG, a private equity firm covering 28 countries in West and Central Africa; and has also worked in leadership positions at SecTrust (now Afrinvest), Ocean & Oil Holdings, and MTS First Wireless. He resigned from AFIG to co-found Sahel Capital in 2010. He is also a Co-Founder/Director of AACE Foods, an ago-processing company based in Ogun State, Nigeria; is on the Editorial Advisory Board of BusinessDay Newspapers, and on the board of L&Z Integrated Farms.

Mezuo holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School, and received a B.Sc. in Industrial Management, with a minor in Information Systems, from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a 2007 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow and a 2015 Eisenhower Fellow.

Sahel Capital is a leading fund manager and advisory firm focused exclusively on the agribusiness sector. Sahel’s consulting clients include development agency, international foundation, and private sector clients; and project mandates have covered a broad range of crop value chains in West Africa. Sahel is also the fund manager for the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (“FAFIN”), a private equity fund focused on SME agribusiness opportunities in Nigeria. FAFIN’s fund sponsors include the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the German government via KfW Development Bank, and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority.

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You must be between 20-25 years by December, 2016. You should have a passion to succeed.

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Is it only available to Lagos residents?

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As a Lagos resident, do I have to stay in the camp? Can't I simply resume every morning and leave after each day?

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