Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli


Ndidi is a Co-Founder of Sahel Capital and serves as the director of the consulting and advisory services. She has 21 years of experience in international development, and through her work with Sahel Capital has shaped agriculture strategy and policy in West Africa for a range of private sector, public sector, and development agency clients in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo.

Ndidi started her career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, working in their Chicago, New York and Johannesburg Offices.

Ndidi was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and received a National Honour – Member of the Federal Republic from the Nigerian Government. She was listed as one of the 20 Youngest Power African Women by Forbes. Ndidi serves on numerous international and local boards including Nestle Nigeria Plc., Nigerian Breweries Plc., Globethics.net, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. India and Royal DSM Sustainability Board, Netherlands. She is fluent in English and Igbo.

Ndidi is the author of “Social Innovation in Africa: A Practical Guide for Scaling Impact,” published by Routledge in 2016.

Ndidi holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree with honours in Multinational and Strategic Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

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