Oluwaseyi (Seyi) Owodunni

Managing Director, Lagos

Oluwaseyi (Seyi) Owodunni is a Managing Director of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP). Mr. Owodunni is responsible for identifying, analyzing, and recommending investments, as well as performing due diligence and leading transaction execution teams.

Prior to joining EPC in 2015, Seyi worked for Kingdom Africa Management (formerly Kingdom Zephyr) as a Partner for the Pan-African Investment Partners II Fund, a growth-capital private equity fund investing in Africa. Previously, Seyi was the Chief Financial Officer at Starcomms, a Nigerian wireless telecommunications operator, and helped take the company public on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2008. Before Starcomms, he worked in the US for the Optical Networking Group at Lucent Technologies in a variety of management roles in mergers and acquisitions, business development, and product management. He began his career at KPMG in Washington, DC specializing in financial institutions.

Seyi obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a BSc in Business Administration. Seyi is a Certified Public Accountant (US) and a qualified Chartered Accountant (Nigeria). Mr. Owodunni previously served on the boards of Mixta Africa (Morocco) and Thunnus Overseas Group (Côte d’Ivoire and Madagascar). He is a Nigerian citizen.

ECP has raised over $2.7 billion for investment and is a leading private equity manager focused exclusively on Africa. ECP has six offices across Africa and over 17 years of investing experience, having made over 60 investments and 40 exits with operations in over 40 countries on the continent. ECP strives to lift performance and profitability, building sustainable businesses that bring lasting benefits to their communities.