Chief Executive Officer | FBNQuest Funds Ltd.
Ijeoma has 20 years' experience advising institutional and private investors on private equity strategies, allocations and investments. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and fostering economic development in emerging markets through business growth, startups and innovative business models. She has spent her career focused on private equity and other alternative asset classes, channeling much needed institutional investment into strong businesses poised for growth, particularly in Africa. Ijeoma is the Managing Director / CEO of FBNQuest Funds, the alternative investments business of FBNQuest, part of FBN Holdings Plc., which at 125 years since inception, is one of Africa’s oldest and largest financial services conglomerates. She is also a member of FBNQuest’s Executive Leadership Committee. Prior to joining FBNQuest, she ran her own alternative investments consultancy, OAI Alternative Investments. She was also formerly head of The Abraaj Group’s Investor Coverage and Corporate Business Development activities for Africa.
Previously, she spent 13 years at JPMorgan Chase & Co. including 11 years with the JPMorgan Asset Management Private Equity Group in both New York and London. There she led the group’s business development activities in EMEA performing broad functions across investment selection, portfolio management, investor relations and product development.
Ijeoma holds a B.Sc. from the University of Lagos, a CSS from Harvard University and an MBA from INSEAD.