In 2015, she co-founded Alitheia IDF (www.alitheiaidf.com) to scale investing across Sub-Saharan women-led SMEs.
Tokunboh is a CFA Charterholder, corporate financier and M&A banker historically having worked on over $5.6 billion in M&A deals across the US, UK and Africa. Exceptionally experienced in the energy, oil, gas, technology and financial services sectors, she is now focused on helping to invest and build sustainable SME growth businesses across attractive, consumer-led sectors including Agribusiness, Financial Services, Healthcare & Pharma, Infrastructure, Transport, Retail and Tech/ Telecoms mainly on behalf of discerning institutions, development organisations and corporates looking for a mix of responsible investing, economic impact and social responsibility.
Tokunboh is a Yale World Fellow, and a member of the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute’s Finance Leaders Fellowship. She sits on several boards and is the current chair of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA).
Her previous roles include Managing Director of Avante Capital Ltd where she led the first secondary listing of a Nigerian company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Prior to Avante, she was the Nigeria Country Partner for Aureos Capital where she successfully raised funding to complete a US$50mn fundraising exercise for the Aureos West Africa Fund.
Founded in 2007 by Tokunboh Ishmael and Jumoke Akinwunmi, Alitheia is a pioneering impact investing private equity firm based in Lagos State, Nigeria. They drive innovation by investing in businesses that use traditional and non-traditional channels to achieve social impact.
Alitheia provides financial and non-financial support to unlock the value of high potential businesses that address the needs of underserved markets and the growing consumer segment. At the same time, represent truth and integrity in wealth creation for our investor market as well as create partnerships, relationships and networks that are leveraged for sourcing investable pipelines and co-investment opportunities.
They are well regarded and respected as one of the few impact investing fund managers in West Africa. The Principals and Team members have a good reputation within the local and global investment industry and are active in several associations including AVCA, ANDE, 2X Challenge, and LAN.