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The Ethics Committee of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Association of Nigeria (PEVCA) is pleased to be launching its Code of Conduct & Professional Standards of Ethics for members of the Association.

The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to prescribe the essential behaviour, expectations, and standards that PEVCA signatories must abide by in the day-to-day management of their business, portfolio companies and business engagements. This Code is aligned with the Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance (2018) and all Members are required to abide by the practices and principles outlined therein.

The hour-long event will include an overview of the document by Aequalitas Capital Partners, as well as a presentation by our guest speaker which will cover corporate governance, transparency, and accountability specifically as it relates to the conduct and relationships between General Partners (“GPs”) and Limited Partners (“LPs”), GPs and their portfolio companies, and GPs and professional service providers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions as it pertains to the content of the document and its implementation.

In Conversation…

As part of the activities for the Launch, join Ijeoma Agboti-Obatoyinbo, Managing Director, FBNQuest Funds for an exciting conversation with Gerhard Pries, Founder and Executive Chair of Sarona Asset Management.

Date: Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021
Time: 14:00 – 15:00 West Central Africa

Register to attend here

BIOS

Gerhard Pries is the founder and leader of the Sarona team, overseeing all aspects of the business, today and into the future. He believes passionately that thoughtful and caring private business must lead the development of vibrant and healthy economies that deliver prosperity for all. As a visionary impact investing leader for over 25 years, Gerhard has been a founder and/or director of MicroVest Capital Management, MEDA Investments Inc, Grand Challenges Canada and ImpactAssets, among others. He began his career in the mid-market advisory practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, with formative experiences in international development finance. Today, Gerhard is a sought-after speaker and advisor, addressing topics of economic growth and development, and private-public collaboration to build healthy new economies.

Ijeoma D. Agboti-Obatoyinbo is a Non-Executive Director of FBNQuest Capital and FBNQuest Asset Management and Managing Director of FBNQuest Funds. Ijeoma has 22 years experience in the global investment business. Her focus has been on private equity, venture capital and other alternative asset classes. She has built a wealth of experience building portfolios and advising institutional and private clients on private equity investment strategies, evaluation, and acquisitions.

Prior to joining FBNQuest, she ran her own alternative investments consultancy, OAI Alternative Investments and led Investor Coverage and Corporate Business Development activities across Africa for a diversified alternatives platform.

Previously, she spent 13 years at JPMorgan Chase & Co. including 11 years with the JPMorgan Asset Management Private Equity Group in both New York and London. There she led the group’s business development activities in EMEA performing broad functions across investment selection, portfolio management, investor relations and product development. She was also a member of the Group’s Investment Committee.

Ijeoma holds a B.Sc. from the University of Lagos, a CSS from Harvard University and an MBA from INSEAD.

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