Genevieve Sangudi

Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa Division, The Carlye Group

Sub-Saharan Africa: Open for Business

About the Speaker

Genevieve Sangudi is a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, one of the largest global alternative asset management companies in the world with $147 billion in assets under management.  Ms. Sangudi is a part of the leadership team of Carlyle’s Sub-Saharan Africa Fund (CSSAF) that was launched in 2011, making Carlyle the first global private equity firm to set up operations in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Ms. Sangudi is focused on buyout and growth capital investments in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular emphasis on West African markets.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Ms. Sangudi was a Partner and Managing Director with Emerging Capital Partners where she established and managed the firm’s Nigeria operations and played a lead role in deal sourcing, execution and value creation, particularly for companies in the financial services, oil & gas and petrochemicals sectors. Ms. Sangudi also has significant experience in the fast moving consumer goods sector, having started her career at Procter & Gamble where she worked on market strategies for numerous global brands.

Originally from Tanzania, Ms. Sangudi grew up in Kenya, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire and the United States and has been based in Lagos, Nigeria since 2008. She received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, a Masters in international affairs from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and a B.A. from Macalester College.