Dr. Okechukwu Enalamah


Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah is the current Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a position he has occupied since November 2015. He was appointed to the position by President Muhammadu Buhari. Dr. Enelamah graduated with honors from the University of Nigeria College of Medicine in 1985. He then worked as a consultant with Arthur Anderson and qualified as a chartered accountant with  The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. Between 1992 and 1994, Dr. Enelamah studied at the Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar and Loeb Fellow and graduated from the MBA program with high distinction. Dr. Enelamah qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in 1997.

Dr. Enelamah worked as an investment banker in the New York and London offices of Goldman Sachs. He rose to become a principal in the Johannesburg office of Zephyr Management before he co-founded African Capital Alliance Ltd in Nigeria in 1997. From 1997 to November 2015, Dr. Enelamah was the CEO of African Capital Alliance and led the company to become Africa’s biggest private equity firm with several billion dollars under management. Over the years, Dr. Enelamah advised and significantly influenced several overseas businesses to invest in Nigeria and Africa.

Until his appointment as Federal Minister, Dr. Enelamah was on the board of numerous companies, including eTranzact, Technoserve, Inc., Business Day, Flavours Food Limited, Landmark Property Development Company, Cornerstone Insurance Plc, and UAC of Nigeria Plc. He also served as the Director of African Venture Capital Association, Emerging Markets Private Equity Association, and Africa Leadership Initiative West Africa (ALIWA).