Tijan travelled to Senegal in 2001 to launch his first entrepreneurial venture, an FMCG Company that lead to a household brand, employing nearly 100 people and achieving revenues of $15 million. His entrepreneurial operating experience combined with finance at Goldman Sachs and PE in Nigeria gives him a unique profile for venture investing in Africa.
Jerome is the former country manager for the IFC covering six West African countries. Based in Dakar, he was responsible for a multi-sector investment portfolio of $150 million and managed a team of 70 staff. Jerome’s leadership in Private Equity financing in Africa uniquely positions him as an elite venture investor specializing in Africa.