Eloho Gihan-Mbelu is currently the Managing Director and CEO of Endeavor Nigeria. As Managing Director and CEO of Endeavor Nigeria, she supports startups by mentoring high-impact entrepreneurs leading tech ventures.
She is a former investment banker and private equity investor. Before leaving to join Endeavor as pioneer Managing Director for Nigeria, she founded Amari, a proprietary firm focused on working with and selectively investing in, early-stage, innovation-driven companies in Nigeria.
At Amari, she led consulting projects for public and private sector clients in the areas of corporate innovation, startup support and entrepreneurial ecosystem development, notably working with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund to design, implement and launch a set of programs aimed at very early stage founders, branded ‘Lagos Innovates’.
Eloho has built her career for several years, working with entrepreneurs, teams and companies across various sectors at different stages of development. She has worked for General Atlantic, a $20bn global growth private equity firm, where she led the firm’s efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa; First Bank of Nigeria, where she led the bank’s first Corporate Development team; and as an investment banker at Renaissance Capital, Lagos and Credit Suisse, London.
Eloho Gihan-Mbelu holds an MBA from the London Business School and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.
We celebrate Eloho Gihan-Mbelu for her works in the entrepreneurial and technology space. Keep up the amazing work!