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Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu

Director Of Partnerships & Evaluation
Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu is the Director of Partnerships and Evaluation at The Tony Elumelu Foundation. In this role, she is charged with forging local and international strategic partnerships to scale the $100m TEF Entrepreneurship Programme across Africa with development Organizations, Development Finance Institutions and working with the Public & Private Sector to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurship in Africa.

Ifeyinwa is passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation and is a firm proponent of the principle that the empowerment of African entrepreneurs is the sole route to poverty alleviation on the continent.

Ifeyinwa holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Wales, and 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. She started her career in 2000 as a Legal Practitioner at Chief Rotimi Williams Chambers, and moved on to become the Company Secretary at Romi Oil and Gas ltd in 2003. In 2006, she co-Founded Sleek Nigeria and was the Managing Director until she relocated to Cape Town in 2014. She founded and grew this medium scale business from a completely unknown brand, to one of the top cosmetics companies in Nigeria, with an annual turnover of N400million within the first three years of operation.