John has enjoyed a nearly 20-year career as a principal investor and investment banker in developed, emerging and frontier markets. He has acted as a principal or advisor on a broad array of transactions in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.
As a principal investor he has deployed capital and exited deals in both early stage and growth stage businesses within the retail, media, consumer, manufacturing and financial services sectors in Africa and North America. During his investment banking (M&A) career, he advised clients on announced transactions in excess of USD 50 billion within the industrials, telecom, retail & consumer and healthcare sectors, amongst others.
John has previously held senior positions at Actis in Lagos, Nigeria and Credit Suisse in New York. Earlier in his career he held roles of increasing responsibility at Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and Provender Capital Group.
Mr. Opubor earned a BA in Economics from Columbia University and currently serves as the President of the Columbia University Club of Nigeria.