Danladi Verheijen

Founder and Managing Director

Verod Capital


Danladi Verheijen is the co-founder and Managing Director of Verod Capital, a leading Anglophone West African private equity firm established in 2008.

Prior to founding Verod, Danladi was a Vice President at Citibank Nigeria, where he led corporate finance and investment banking transactions. He also managed a private equity portfolio and represented Citibank on the advisory committee of Nigeria’s largest private equity firm.  Danladi began his career in strategy consulting at the Chicago offices of McKinsey & Co, and he later moved to Nigeria, serving as Vice President at Ocean & Oil Holdings/Avante Capital, where he worked on financial advisory transactions.

Danladi has an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MS in Engineering Economic Systems & Operations Research from Stanford University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Calvin College.  Danladi was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2014 and an Archbishop Tutu Fellow in 2013.  He is also a Director of the African Venture Capital Association (AVCA).


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