Nnennia Ejebe is a Partner at Adenia, a private equity firm investing in Africa, since 2012. She has 15 years’ experience as a private equity investment and consulting professional, covering a range of geographies, including the US, Europe and emerging markets, and company profiles (from small and medium-sized enterprises to multinational corporations). Nnennia is passionate about generating sustainable growth in Africa through responsible investment. Her focus at Adenia is on creating stronger companies with quality jobs, while fostering innovation and elevating investees to meet ESG standards. Nnennia’s responsibilities range from sourcing and screening investment opportunities to negotiating and executing deals, as well as providing ongoing counsel to portfolio companies.
Nnennia developed her deal skills at Sverica Capital, a lower middle-market buyout firm based in San Francisco. She began her career as a management consultant at the Monitor Group in Boston and also worked for the International Finance Corporation based in Lagos, Nigeria.
A trusted advisor, Nnennia currently sits on the Board of Directors for two of Adenia’s portfolio companies in Ghana (DDP Outdoor, one of the leading outdoor advertising businesses in West Africa) and Kenya (Quick Mart, a leading fresh foods and general supermarket retailer). She is also a trustee of the Street Children Empowerment Foundation and a member of YPO.
Nnennia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.