Tokunboh Ishmael

Co-Founder, Managing Director, AVCA

Ishmael has over 20 years experience spanning investment banking, private equity investing, technology and new business development in the USA, Europe and Africa. She is a co-founder and managing director of Alitheia Capital. Her previous roles include Country Partner for Nigeria at Aureos Capital where she successfully raised capital to complete a $50m fundraising exercise for the Aureos West Africa Fund, and sourced private equity investments. In addition, ‘Tokunboh worked at Obongo, a successful e-wallet silicon valley start-up acquired by AOL Time Warner. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute; a member of the board of the African Venture Capital Association and a panelist on the TV show, Dragons’ Den Nigeria.