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Adesuwa Okunbo

Partner & Managing Director

Syntaxis Capital Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa


Adesuwa, formerly of J.P. Morgan & is Partner & Managing Director of Syntaxis Capital Africa. She joined the firm in 2014 and is responsible for the firm’s investment activities including originating, structuring, executing, fundraising and post investment monitoring. Prior to joining Syntaxis, she was in the Leveraged Finance team at J.P. Morgan, involved in $3.5 billion worth of transactions across emerging markets, including in Africa. Prior to joining the Leveraged Finance team, Adesuwa was in the Client Coverage and Mergers and Acquisition covering companies in the Diversified Industries & Consumer, Healthcare & Retail teams, working on transactions totaling just over $2 billion. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Adesuwa worked in Africa-focused private equity at TLG Capital, involved in transactions across Anglophone Africa including a successful investment in Uganda. Adesuwa started her career at Lehman Brothers and holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Bristol.

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