Partner & Head of Africa-
Yemi Lalude is a Partner & Head of Africa at TPG, a leading global investment firm, and leads investment activities for the firm in Africa. In addition to his Africa-specific role, he is a leader on emerging market investment activities in the technology sector for TPG’s Rise Fund.
Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Lalude was the founder and Managing Partner of Adlevo Capital, a venture capital firm focused on technology investments in Africa. Previously, he was a Principal at GGV Capital, a leading Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm focused on investments in the US and China. Mr. Lalude started his career as an engineer and held engineering leadership and product management positions at Hewlett Packard and Siebel Systems.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Lagos, a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.