Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu

“Empowering African entrepreneurs is the sole route to economically transforming Africa.”

Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu is the Director of Partnerships and Evaluation at The Tony Elumelu Foundation where she facilitates local and international strategic partnerships to scale, among others, the Flagship $100m TEF Entrepreneurship Programme across Africa. Those partners include the Red Cross (ICRC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the German development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ). She also works in tandem with development organizations, development finance institutions, and public and private sector stakeholders to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurship in Africa.

Ifeyinwa holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Wales, Cardiff, and she is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and holds a post-graduate degree in Business and Executive Coaching from the Integral Africa Institute, Cape Town.