Tony Elumelu Foundation

Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu is a lawyer and a passionate advocate of the transformative power of entrepreneurship as the key to the economic development of Africa.

Appointed in April 2019 as the third Chief Executive Officer of The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy, Ifeyinwa holds the distinction of being the first African to hold this position.

Ifeyinwa is a proven leader with business vision and the ability to bring people together, leveraging her insights and global perspective as the Foundation executes its strategy to transform Africa through entrepreneurship while delivering value for Africa and Africans through the thousands of entrepreneurs it has already empowered and the many more thousands to come.