Marsha Wulff (EMBA)
Ms. Wulff is an early-stage tech venture investor and business mentor. She has lived and worked internationally, including India, China, South America and many parts of Africa. Her business and investment acumen developed while working as an entrepreneur in the 1970’s, a VP of investments for a US securities broker/dealer in the 1980’s, and in the 1990’s as Finance Director for a medical system and as Corporate Communications Director for Pioneer Natural Resources. Since 1997, she has been a private equity, social impact investor, with a focus on African business development via joint ventures, global trade, private financings and grant fundings. She co-owns a superfood farm and processing center in Uganda and has advised the Loftyinc Ltd group of Nigeria since 2009. She advises Stanford’s Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, helped establish the Frontier Market Scouts Program of Middlebury Institute that links impact investors to social entrepreneurs and she initiated the Geneva-based Bamboo Finance investment into South Africa’s CareCross Health Group. She has vetted thousands of venture proposals, helped establish dozens of businesses and co-founded several investor networks. She earned her Executive MBA at SMU in Dallas, Texas.
Idris Bello is a Partner at LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited and co-founder of Wennovation Hub, an innovation platform based in Nigeria, that has successfully accelerated the launch of several technology start-ups in social impact sectors. Idris holds advanced degrees in computer science, business administration, and global health from the University of Houston, Rice University and the University of Oxford, UK respectively. As a leader, Idris has mentored and catalyzed scores of contributors across the growing African landscape and is an angel investor and advisor to several African startups including Andela, Flutterwave, Nervemobile, Printivo, Kangpe, and ScholarX. He is devoted to building innovation-driven, technology-enabled, social enterprises that empower the underserved, and developing transformative ideas to change lives on the African continent. Listed among CNN’s Top Ten African Technology Voices, he is a Singularity University Impact Fellow, Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance Associate, Clinton Global Initiative University Fellow, MIT Global Start-up Fellow, SAP Ashoka Global Changemakers Award Winner, Dell Technology Award Winner, StartingBloc Innovation Fellow and a Nigeria Leadership Initiative Future Leader.
Idris Ayodeji Bello (MBA, MSC)
Micheal Oluwagbemi (MBA, MS, EE)
Michael O. Oluwagbemi II is a serial entrepreneur and project management professional having founded or aided the founding of more than half a dozen companies in West Africa. He founded LoftyInc Allied Partners, a business and project development company focused on the Resource, Infrastructure and Technology sectors. He is also co-founder of Wennovation Hub- a Lagos based accelerator. Michael serves as the Vice President & Director at Amazon Energy (Group) Limited. Michael advises or sits on the board of over half a dozen early stage companies in the tech or energy sector. Michael is a Certified Project Management Professional, and Member of the Project Management Institute, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer and Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He was Project Engineer/Construction Support Manager at WorleyParsons Group Inc in Houston, as well as Engineer at Exxon Mobil Production, Houston. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
Bassir is a seasoned finance professional with extensive experience in investment banking, project and infrastructure finance.Prior to joining LCM, Bassir was the Investment Director at Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) - the institution that manages the Danish Climate Investment Fund. Mr Bassir has provided project finance modelling and advisory services to various companies and consortia; through which he has established a high-level working relationship with various American and European institutional investment funds. Mr Bassir holds an Executive Certificate in Infrastructure in a Market Economy from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, an MBA degree from the University of Kansas, USA, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Seye Bassir (MBA)
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