Uche Ogboi has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Lori Systems. She joined the logistics startup in 2019, more than 2 years after it was launched in Nairobi. Coming from a venture capital and banking background, she became the trucking startup’s chief operating officer.
Prior to her role at Lori Systems, Uche was Principal, Investments at EchoVC Partners, a Pan-African tech and tech-enabled stage- and sector- agnostic venture capital firm, where she grew the company’s portfolio by 5-times investing in startups across various sectors including healthcare, fintech, telecoms and agriculture.
Uche was also an Investment Banker at Citibank for 8 years, focusing mainly on M&A, Advisory and structure. She was involved in deploying over $8billion of capital across various regions including Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. Whilst at Citi, she managed the bank’s SME fund and was involved in structuring the bank’s agriculture lending initiative. Before joining Citi, Uche worked as an accountant for 2 years.
Uche is a Chartered Financial Analyst, qualified with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Investment Management Certificate. She holds a BSc. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Birmingham.