Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), she assumed this role in April 2019. She is a lawyer and a passionate advocate of the transformative power of entrepreneurship.
Tony Elumelu Foundation is Africa’s leading philanthropy and she is the First African to hold this position.
Ifeyinwa joined the Tony Elumelu Foundation in 2017 as the Director of Partnerships & Evaluations, a role she held for two years. In this position, she developed the Foundation’s institutional framework for financial and value-add partnerships to scale the impact of the US$100m TEF Entrepreneurship programme beyond its initial target to empower 10,000 entrepreneurs.
In this Interview with European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) in Brussels, Ifeyinwa talks about how European stakeholders can help scale up the programme.