Oladele oversees Sahel Capital’s Technical Assistance Facility and the firm’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy and engagement with portfolio companies. He has more than a decade of work experience leading ESG due diligence and implementation projects in West Africa, and primarily within the private equity and venture capital industry.
Prior to joining Sahel in 2017, he worked as the ESG Manager at the West Africa Venture Fund LLC in Liberia for 7 years. As the ESG Manager, he implemented sustainable approaches and procedures within the fund’s portfolio companies, and managed business and operational activities across multiple sectors (agribusiness, logistics, manufacturing and real estate). Oladele started his career in construction and project management with Total Consult in 2006 and later worked in integrated waste management and recovery with Intol-Jpi. He has lived and worked in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria.
Oladele has a Diploma in Civil Engineering from The Polytechnic Ibadan, B.Sc. Geology from the University of Ibadan, and a M.Sc. Environmental Management from the University of Lagos.
Funke is a human resource professional with about a decade of work experience within the FMCG, food, and agricultural sectors. She works closely on value creation initiatives at portfolio companies, as well as team development at Sahel Capital.
Prior to joining Sahel Capital in 2019, she worked with Unilever Nigeria for 7 years as HR Business Partner for Supply Chain covering both the Oregun and Agbara factories. She was also seconded to Unilever Thai Holdings between 2014 and 2015 as HR Business Partner where she implemented HR best practice models for the Minburi factory in Thailand.
Funke has a B.Sc. Economics from the University of Lagos. She is also SPHRi certified and an associate member of CIPM.
Bolaji is an Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) Expert with over a decade of work experience in providing technology solutions in the Agribusiness, Construction, and Financial sectors, and creative agencies. He currently serves as the ICT Manager where he is responsible for ICT Policy Development, Graphic Design, Network Management, System Troubleshooting, Video Editing, and Website Management.
Prior to joining Sahel, Bolaji worked as an IT support officer with Skylinks Satellite Communications Limited; Digital Marketing Officer with Shixels Studios Limited; Digital Marketing Executive at Worldbay Technologies Limited.
He holds a Bachelors’ degree in Economics from Babcock University and has received certificates in professional courses including Desktop publishing, Network centered computing & Digital web authoring from NIIT; Web design & Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) on windows from GNT; Network Management from TTC Mobile; ITIL in IT Service Management from Axelos.
He is also a graduate member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).
Charles oversees finance and accounting at Sahel Capital. He has over 13 years of experience in accounting and financial control across different industries, and across multiple countries in West Africa. Prior to Joining Sahel, he worked as the Finance Manager for Zest Weg Group Ghana Ltd, a global manufacturer of Electric Motors based in South Africa, and was responsible for financial reporting, compliance, and Tax. He was also responsible for managing receivables and accounts of clients of the company in over ten countries in West Africa. He previously worked in different capacities at Ideal Capital Partners, Oak Plaza Hotels, and Trasacco Estates Company Limited. He has an M.Sc. in International Banking and Finance from the University of Salford, Manchester, UK; and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from the University of Ghana. He is a Chartered Account and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK.
Toluwanimi is a member of Sahel Capital’s finance function where his work is centered around financial reporting, analysis, reconciliation, and presentation.
Prior to joining Sahel Capital in 2019, he worked with the Finance teams in 63 WebStudio and Massilia Motors (JV between CFAO Motors and Kewalram Chanrai).
Toluwanimi has a B.Sc Accounting degree from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
Johnson manages daily office operations at the Sahel Capital office in Lagos. In this role, he provides essential support for all teams and ensures seamless coordination of activities within the office.
Johnson has a degree in Accounting from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).