Adiba Ighodaro

Partner, Investor Development, Actis

Ighodaro began her career in commercial and corporate law, providing advice to international banks and multinationals. This experience triggered her interest in the provision of finance in to markets where there was an overwhelming number of opportunities and very little competition. Adiba joined CDC in 1991. She began as an investment manager and in 2000 was made Head of West Africa, setting up CDC’s Nigeria office in the same year. She played a key role in a series of notable Nigerian investments including Starcomms, Diamond Bank, UAC Nigeria and ‘The Palms’. Today, Adiba is responsible for leading and coordinating fundraising and investor relations primarily across North America.