Yemi OsinderoManaging Partner at Uhuru Investment Partners
Dr. Yemi Osindero is the Managing Partner of Uhuru Investment Partners based in Lagos, and has over 19 years of investment banking, private equity and operating experience. He most recently co-headed Africa Private Equity for SCPE, where he was instrumental in building and had oversight for over $900 million of investments across the continent. He sat on the Boards of several portfolio companies including Seven Energy, Union Bank of Nigeria, GZI and Copperbelt Energy Nigeria. He was actively involved in portfolio management and value creation at these companies, driving the operational transformation and chairing the Credit Committee at Union Bank of Nigeria and several other Board Committees at investee companies. Prior to this, Mr. Osindero co-founded Virgin Nigeria Airways in 2005, and was its Chief Operating Officer and a member of its Board for 5 years, from its inception. He was previously an Investment Manager at Virgin Management, which acted as investment manager to Sir Richard Branson’s £20 billion Virgin Group, overseeing strategic initiatives and managing exits for portfolio companies. Before that, Mr. Osindero provided financial and strategic advice to Private Equity investors at Hawkpoint Partners. He started his career in the Investment Banking group at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Osindero holds a BEng (First Class Hons) and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Bath University.