African Changemaker

Adesuwa Okunbo Rhodes

Adesuwa is an entrepreneur, investor, and women’s empowerment advocate.

She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Aruwa Capital Management , a private equity fund with a mission to close the $42 billion #SME funding gap and gender investing gap in Africa.

Born in Nigeria, Adesuwa is one of the few African women who have created and managed an investment fund for African women entrepreneurs.
With an extensive experience in the finance sector and a passion for promoting gender equality, she has focused on changing Africa’s narrative for female investors and female-led businesses.

At Aruwa Capital Management, she has facilitated job creation and delivered long-term positive social and economic impacts on the continent.
Adesuwa’s contribution to women’s empowerment has earned her recognition, including being named an Agent of Impact by Impact Alpha. She was also recognized as one of the Top 35 Women Moving Africa Forward for her commitment to gender equality in private equity.


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