As Director, Scale and Sustainability, Tunji leads the creation of bridges between the supply of GCC-supported innovations and the demand for solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa. His approach focuses on honouring GCC’s collaborative advantage in the innovation ecosystem and increases the likelihood of scale and sustainability of GCC-supported innovations in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to his current role, Tunji served as an Acting Senior Portfolio Manager, Risk Capital focused on non-grant investments. He joined GCC in 2019 as an Investment Manager responsible for managing a portfolio of Medical Products & Technologies that improved the lives of mothers and children especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Tunji is an investment and business support professional with over two decades experience supporting clients in financial services, manufacturing and technology sectors in Nigeria and Africa. He has extensive experience in early-stage investing. Prior to joining GCC, he was at Co-creation Hub Nigeria (a pan African social innovation centre dedicated to accelerating the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity) where for almost a decade, he led the investment team to provide capital and support to hundreds of early-stage enterprises.
Tunji has a MSc in International Development from the University of Manchester, UK and a BSc in Estate Management from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Tunji in his spare time is an avid football follower and supporter.