Data & Intelligence

Inside Perspectives: An Interview with African Capital Alliance’s Okechukwu Enelamah

Okechukwu (“Okey”) Enelamah, a Founder and Chief Executive Officer of African Capital Alliance (ACA), spoke with Nadiya Satyamurthy of EMPEA’s Research Department during the 14th Annual Global Private Equity Conference in Washington, D.C. to share his insights on the opportunity set in Africa and offered his advice on how to convert growing LP interest in the region into capital commitments. ACA is a private equity firm investing in West Africa, principally in Nigeria and countries in the Gulf of Guinea. With over US$700 million in fund capital raised to date, ACA is focused on mobilizing capital, technology and management resources from local and international sources to unlock Africa’s private sector potential.

EMPEA represents the leading global investors in EM. I look forward to working alongside to drive much-needed capital for financing entrepreneurs and businesses worldwide.

Renuka Ramnath | Founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Multiples Alternate Asset Management Private Limited

EMPEA plays an important and energetic role across the markets it represents, driving outreach and research initiatives, and promoting the role of private capital.

Brian Lim | Partner and Head of Asia and Emerging Markets, Pantheon Ventures

The developed markets have no equivalent to the role EMPEA is playing as a convener and source of trusted information in the emerging markets.

David Rubenstein | Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group

I’m honored to join fellow industry pioneers in the leadership of an unparalleled network, filled with first movers, shaping the future of industries and communities.

Dr. Andrew Kuper | Founder and CEO, LeapFrog Investments

EMPEA's market and industry intelligence opens doors to new sources of capital.  I look forward to the future success of EMPEA and its members.

Torbjorn Caesar | Senior Partner, Actis

While there are certainly challenges for the industry, the opportunities abound in our target markets and globally, making a global association like EMPEA more relevant than ever.

Drew Guff | Managing Director & Founding Partner, Siguler Guff & Company