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SuperReturn Africa
3-5 December 2024
The Westin, Cape Town

Yemi Keri
CEO at Heckerbella and Co-Founder at Rising Tide Africa


Yemi Keri is a Chair and Non-Executive Director and award-winning commercially minded technologist with 23 years of experience in the Information Technology and Telecommunications industries serving in both the public and private sectors.

She is at the forefront of digital transformation to tackle business and social problems; recognized as one of the foremost women in Technology in Nigeria with demonstrable evidence of delivering innovative business solutions through technology.

Yemi is a Board member of the First City Monument Bank Ltd (FCMB), Investment One Financial Services, the Nigerian-German Chamber of Commerce, Beyond Credit Limited, GAIA Africa, and Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre. She is the Digital Platform and Financial Services Thematic Lead of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group(NESG), a member of Governing Council of the Fintech Association of Nigeria, and on the Advisory Board of Ingressive LLC, Majeur Chesterfield, and SabiHub.

Yemi Keri is the CEO Heckerbella Limited and Co-Founder of Rising Tide Africa, a women’s movement initiated with a vision to increase women’s participation in angel investing as an asset class and promote education, cross-border investing, and investor-mentoring across Africa. She is a member of the Board of Governors of the Lagos Angel Network and serves on the Board of Africa Business Angel Network (ABAN) as well as the Investment Committee of Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF), managed by Acumen Capital Partners.

She is a mentor to various digital and technology-enabled start-ups. Yemi is an Expert in Residence (EIR) at the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) and a Facilitator on Corporate Governance and Digital Technology & Trends at the Pan- Atlantic University, Lagos.

She was honoured as Nigeria's most outstanding Public Sector CIO at the ICT Centenary Awards in 2014.

Agenda Sessions

  • Unlocking the secondaries market