Mr. Oluwaseyi Owodunni is a Managing Director of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP). With over $2 billion under management, ECP is a leading private equity manager focused exclusively on Africa. ECP has seven offices across Africa and over 15 years of investing experience, having made over 60 investments and 30 exits with operations in over 40 countries on the continent. As a Managing Director, Mr. Owodunni is responsible for identifying, analyzing, and recommending investments, as well as performing due diligence and leading transaction execution teams.
Prior to joining EPC in 2015, Mr. Owodunni worked for Kingdom Africa Management (formerly Kingdom Zephyr) as a Partner for the Pan-African Investment Partners II Fund, a growth-capital private equity fund investing in Africa. Previously, Mr. Owodunni was the Chief Financial Officer at Starcomms, a Nigerian wireless telecommunications operator, and helped take the company public on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2008. Before Starcomms, he worked in the US for the Optical Networking Group at Lucent Technologies in a variety of management roles in mergers and acquisitions, business development, and product management. He began his career at KPMG in Washington, DC specializing in financial institutions.
Mr. Owodunni obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a BSc in Business Administration. Mr. Owodunni is a Certified Public Accountant (US) and a qualified Chartered Accountant (Nigeria). Mr. Owodunni previously served on the boards of Mixta Africa (Morocco) and Thunnus Overseas Group (Côte d’Ivoire and Madagascar). He is a Nigerian citizen.