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Sahel appoints Principal

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Aug. 31, 2020, 3:38 p.m.
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Sahel Capital, fund manager for the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria, has appointed Deji Adebusoye to the role of Principal with Sahel Capital Agribusiness Managers.

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Sahel Capital, fund manager for the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria, has appointed Deji Adebusoye to the role of Principal with Sahel Capital Agribusiness Managers.

Adebusoye joined Sahel Capital in 2016, and since then has led investments and provided portfolio company oversight of FAFIN’s portfolio.

He has over 12 years of experience; of which seven years have been operating roles in the FMCG, agrochemicals, and seed sectors, and four years have been within food and agriculture private equity.

He serves on the Board of Directors of L&Z Integrated Farms and Coscharis Farms; and also oversees FAFIN’s Technical Assistance Facility.

Adebusoye previously worked with Syngenta Crop Protection AG and Procter & Gamble; and has lived and worked in Nigeria and Switzerland.

Adebusoye is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst and is also certified as a Project Management Professional.

He has an MBA from INSEAD Business School, and holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (First Class Honors) from Obafemi Awolowo University.

“Deji has contributed immensely to a broad range of our initiatives since he joined Sahel Capital, and I look forward to him joining our leadership team as we continue to build the foremost food and agriculture private investment firm in Africa,” said Mezuo Nwuneli, Managing Partner, Sahel Capital.

Sahel Capital is a food and agriculture focused private investment firm, and is the fund manager for Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (“FAFIN”), a US$65.9 million private equity fund.

FAFIN’s investors include the African Development Bank, CDC Group, Dutch Good Growth Fund (managed by Triple Jump), KfW Development Bank, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority.

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