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'Tokunboh Ishmael | Nigeria | Creating Gender Consciousness & Shared Prosperity In Investing

Managing Partner at Alitheia Capital | Impact Investing Pioneer

Gender Lens Investing Innovator | Building Wealth & Transforming Lives


'Tokunboh Ishmael stands as a transformative force in the world of finance, pioneering impactful and sustainable investment strategies. With over two decades of experience, she has become a global voice for creating wealth and positive change. As the Managing Partner at Alitheia Capital, Tokunboh is at the forefront of impact investing, making significant contributions to gender lens investing and advocating for shared prosperity. Her journey reflects a relentless dedication to investing in businesses that champion equity, fairness, and inclusion. Tokunboh's early foray into socially responsible and impact investing in Africa showcases her visionary approach. A trailblazer in injecting gender consciousness into the investment process, she has particularly excelled in driving financial inclusion through investments in Fintech.


As the co-founder and Managing Director of Alitheia Capital, Tokunboh has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of impact investing private equity in Africa. Her philosophy of "profit with a purpose" is evident in her leadership at Alitheia IDF, where she successfully raised over $100 million to invest in female-led businesses, catalyzing positive transformations within the African business sector.


Tokunboh's influence extends beyond boardrooms; she has been a Panelist on the Dragons Den Nigeria TV show, providing mentorship to entrepreneurs and collaborating with governments to address critical challenges related to access to essential products and services.


A staunch advocate for financial literacy, Tokunboh is the visionary behind Yellow Cowries, a platform employing gamification to teach financial freedom to kids and entrepreneurs. Her commitment to social responsibility and environmental sustainability is evident in her involvement with the Earthshot Prize.


Tokunboh Ishmael is not only a seasoned professional but also a sought-after speaker, sharing her wealth of knowledge on various platforms. From Private Equity and Venture Capital in Africa to ESG and Impact Investing, her dynamic and engaging presentations inspire a broad spectrum of investors.


Her extensive experience in managing funds, serving on boards, and contributing to the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association reflects her commitment to ethical corporate governance, diversity, and responsible investing. Tokunboh's influence and leadership extend globally, making her a driving force for positive change in the realms of finance and impact investing.


Social Media Handles:

LinkedIn: 'Tokunboh Ishmael, CFA

Twitter: @tolushola




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