Okechukwu Enelamah is the Chairman of African Capital Alliance (ACA). With five funds under management, ACA is a leading independent investment management firm investing in Africa.
ACA invests principally in Nigeria and countries in the Gulf of Guinea. Funds under management include Capital Alliance Private Equity I, II III & IV and Capital Alliance Property Investment Company L.P. Mr. Enelamah served as Federal Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment in Nigeria from 2015 – May 2019. Mr. Enelamah’s previous private equity experience was gained from Zephyr Management L.P. and South Africa Capital Growth Fund in New York and Johannesburg respectively.
Prior to his career in private equity, Mr. Enelamah worked for Arthur Andersen in Nigeria and London, and Goldman Sachs in New York and London. After first qualifying as a medical doctor, he qualified as a chartered accountant in Nigeria.
He has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Prior to his appointment to government, Mr. Enelamah served on the boards of a number of companies including Cornerstone Insurance Plc and UAC of Nigeria Plc. He also chaired the boards of Flavours Food Limited and Landmark Property Development Company. In the non – profit making sector, Mr. Enelamah served as Chairman of the board of AiMP Network. He also sat on the boards of Africa Leadership Initiative West Africa (ALIWA), Emerging Markets Private Equity Association and Africa Venture Capital Association (AVCA) among others.
Mr. Enelamah is married to Funlola and they have five children. He is an ordained Pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God.