Nnena is a principal in the Investment Adviser’s team and is responsible for sourcing and executing investments in Africa. Ms. Nkongho has 16 years of experience in identifying, building and capturing value for (and on behalf of) corporates and funds. Immediately prior to DiGAME, Nnena was an early employee and Global Head of Business Development at SOLO Phone Nigeria, a venture-funded, Nigerian mobile device and content ecosystem. Prior to that, she was a consultant, working with African enterprises on mandates that included: corporate strategy, new market entry and funding growth investments—including serving as the Interim Head of Strategy & Business Development for Etisalat Nigeria (now 9mobile).
Nnena has extensive experience with public and private market investment opportunities and has focused on the Sub-Saharan African region for almost 10 years. She was an Analyst and member of the founding team at Nubuke Investments and was responsible for sourcing, structuring and executing investments in the telecom, media and technology sectors. Before joining the Nubuke team, Nnena spent four years at Merrill Lynch on the equity arbitrage desk. She began her career at Morgan Stanley, where she worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department in Hong Kong and the Financial Institutions Group (Insurance) in New York.