Director, Real Estate
Team: Real Estate
Funke has always been interested in how economies develop over time – and in particular the progress that growth markets like Africa have made.
She began her professional career with Arthur Andersen in Nigeria, where her experience spanned assurance and business advisory with a focus on the manufacturing and telecoms sectors and services industries.
However, she’s also always been a believer in the power of private capital to catalyse economic development and unleash potential. That’s why in 2007, following six years with Africa Capital Alliance, a leading Nigerian private equity firm, she joined Actis.
It was Actis’ understanding of the challenges inherent in operating in growth markets – as well as our decades of experience working across these economies – that inspired Funke to unite her expertise and desire to make a positive difference, aligned to Actis’ values.
Based in Actis’ Lagos office, Funke has been involved in a number of investments including Heritage Place, a Grade A office development in Lagos and Laurus Development Partners, a real estate development platform set to change the face of commercial building in West Africa.
Funke is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos and a Masters in Finance from the London Business School.Contact Us