I had the opportunity to co-lead the launch of Rocket Internet's e-commerce fashion site in Nigeria in 2012, and while in the role saw a huge opportunity to build a private label, branded apparel company because none existed in the market.
I became obsessed with the idea of building Africa's first iconic fashion brand and I've been working on Eve & Tribe since then.
EVE & TRIBE, Lagos, Co-Founder - Building branded apparel company with the vision of becoming Africa's largest and most influential fashion brand. (2013 - Present)
ROCKET INTERNETGMBH, Lagos, Co-Founder (Launch Team) - Launched and grew the Lagos office to 40 employees; allocated hires into five departments and assigned team heads. Led purchasing team with $5 million budget; established supplier relationships, defined performance metrics, created tracking tools for buyers and aligned purchasing strategy with growth targets. (2012)
STUDENT SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMME, Johannesburg, Management Fellow - Responsible for reformulating and implementing fundraising and marketing strategy for South African based non- profit organization with a 25 Million Rand annual operating budget. (2010 - 2011)
GOLDMAN, SACHS & CO NEW YORK, NY Analyst, Investment Banking Division, Public Sector & Infrastructure Finance - Analyzed and executed strategic opportunities to raise capital for state and local governments, financial sponsors, and corporate issuers through debt, derivative, project-financing, and public-private-partnership transactions. (2006 - 2009)
GOLDMAN, SACHS & CO NEW YORK, NY Analyst, Finance, Mortgage Product Control - Analyzed and reconciled profit and loss statements for pass-through mortgage trading desk. (2004 - 2006)
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, Master in Business Administration, May 2013
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, Bachelor of Business Administration, June 2004