Danladi Verheijen

Founder and Managing Director

Verod Capital

Biography

Verod Capital is a Nigerian investment firm founded by Danladi Verheijen and Eric Idiahi in 2008. A leading firm in the region, Verod manages over $200 million in assets and has invested in a wide variety of projects which generate positive social and economic impact in West Africa.

It was named one of the “Top 20 Funds to Watch in 2016” by Private Equity Africa and “Best Private Equity Firm Nigeria 2015” by Global Banking & Finance Review.

As the Nigerian economy slid into recession, Verod has continued to attract funding and in 2015 secured a major US bank’s first ever African investment. Verod’s focus on sustainable developments has seen a wave of pioneering investments in the past 18 months, including a major investment in Nigeria’s first organic farm (certification currently pending) and a large-scale greenfield recirculating aquaculture company.

Verod was among the original signatories of the COP22 African Financial Institutions’ Commitment on Low Carbon Development, alongside organisations including the African Development Bank, Africa 50, and CDG.
Danladi founded the Verod Foundation in 2012. The Foundation partners with schools in lesser-developed neighborhoods to improve educational standards and access to educational opportunities, and currently works with three schools in low-income areas of Victoria Island, Lagos.
Before co-founding Verod, Danladi held positions at Citibank Nigeria, Ocean and Oil Holdings, and at McKinsey & Company. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2014 and an Archbishop Tutu Fellow in 2013.

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