Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu named Tony Elumelu Foundation CEO

Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu named Tony Elumelu Foundation CEO

Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu (Courtesy image)

Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu is the new chief executive officer of The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF).

Ugochukwu, who replaces Parminder Vir, will be taking over in April 2019, according to officials.

Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu has been working as TEF’s director of Partnerships and Evaluation, a position that she used to help the company hit enormous targets, according to officials.

TEF has already rolled out the fifth round of its entrepreneurship program and applications will commence on January 1, 2019.

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More than 1000 entrepreneurs from across the continent will be selected to benefit from the US$100 million Fund that is being run by TEF.

About Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu

Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, who has worked both in the public and private sector, holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Wales.

An associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, she holds a post-graduate degree in Business and Executive Coaching from the Integral Africa Institute, Cape Town, South Africa.

Ugochukwu is among the entrepreneurs that founded Sleek Nigeria, a cosmetics company.

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She managed the company until 2014.

Other companies Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu has worked with, include Romi Oil and Gas Ltd, Pan-Atlantic University and Women Empowerment and Children Relief in Africa.

Speaking on her appointment, Ifeyinwa said, “in my former role within the Foundation, I witnessed first-hand the potential of entrepreneurship in tackling Africa’s key challenges – unemployment and poverty. I am honoured by the opportunity to build on Parminder’s legacy and launch the Tony Elumelu Foundation into its next phase of growth.”

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