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Eric Idiahi

Opinion

We Must Get Children Back to Learning – But Business As Usual is Not an Option By Jutta Urpilainen and Henrietta Fore

A global joint op-ed by the EU and UNICEF on education for children “One child, one teacher, one book,...

Subjecting Anti-SARS Agitation to Political Interpretation is Jejune Partisan Stimulus By Chris Okotie

Chairman Mao once posited that if the people no longer fear your power, it is because another power is on its way....

Deja Vu – In Tragic Vein By Wole Soyinka

I arrived home from external commitments just over a week ago to an extraordinary homecoming gift. It took the form of a...

Farewell to a Pioneering African Bard By Adekeye Adebajo

John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo, the Nigerian poet and playwright and a pioneering post-independence writer, died on October 13 at the age of 85....

Eric Idiahi is a financier and venture-capitalist. He is Partner and co-founder of Verod Capital Management Limited, a $300 million Africa-focused private equity firm he co-founded in 2008. Verod Capital Management is active across various sectors and aims to generate economic value with sustainability for the communities in which it operates. At Verod, Mr Idiahi has led several notable mergers, acquisitions and investments in the technology, financial services, education and pharmaceutical sectors.

Prior to founding Verod Capital, Eric was the co-founder and managing partner of Fountainhead Media Group, an investment and advisory firm focused on the Technology, Media and Telecoms sector in Nigeria. He previously worked at Financial Derivatives Company Limited

He sits on the boards of several companies including EMZOR Pharmaceutics Industries Limited; Greensprings Educational Services Limited; Rainbow Educational Services Limited; Central Securities Clearing Systems (CSCS) Limited; Eleva Group; Tangerine Life Insurance Limited; African Lifestyle Limited; Kian Smith Refinery, Eustacia Limited and Lancaster University, Ghana.

He has a BSc in Economics from the University of Houston and an MBA in Business Administration from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He is a 2020 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow.

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