Managing Director, InVivo Partners Ltd.; NED, Bank of Africa/BMCE Group, Imperial Brands PLC, Barloworld PLC, Diageo; C-Suite Executive and Management Consultant/PE Investor
Ngozi Edozien is currently the Managing Director of InVivo Partners Ltd, an advisory firm providing
strategy, operations and ESG consulting and investment support. She is a Partner to ESG in Action Africa (Nigeria) and Competent Boards, (Canada). Both focus on ESG training and consulting. Ms. Edozien is a seasoned Non-Executive Director sitting on the Boards of several large, listed companies in Africa and the UK. Prior to launching InVivo Partners Ltd she served as Managing Director of Actis LLP’s West Africa business – a leading private equity firm across emerging markets. She draws on her over 35 years of experience in finance, strategy consulting, operational management, and board governance in corporations globally to bring value to her investee companies and clients. Ms. Edozien experience is broad based having a Wall Street executive first at Solomon Brothers and then at JP Morgan. Post her MBA, Ms. Edozien worked for McKinsey & Co. in London and Paris where she became an Associate Principal. In 1999, she joined Pfizer, Inc in New York City, where she was Vice President Strategic Planning and Business Development until 2005 when she was transferred to Nigeria as the Regional Director, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Group for Anglophone East, West, and Central Africa.
Ms. Edozien currently sits on several Boards including: Bank of Africa, BMCE Group (Morocco); Imperial Brands PLC (United Kingdom), Guinness Nigeria/Diageo PLC (Nigeria); Ikeja Hotels PLC (Nigeria) and subsidiaries of the Nigerian Stock Exchange in addition to some small privately held businesses within her investment portfolio. Past board roles include: Stanbic IBTC Holdings (Nigeria) of Standard Bank Group; Barloworld Plc (South Africa); PZ Cussons PLC (United Kingdom), Vlisco Group (Netherlands), Seven Energy (Nigeria), UAC (Nigeria), Diamond Bank Plc (Nigeria) and Mouka Foam (Nigeria). She advises several African early-stage businesses in various sectors including healthcare, FMCG, Financial Services and Technology.
Ms. Edozien has a BA (cum laude) in Social Studies (Government, Philosophy and Economics) from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, Harvard University. She has done advanced management training in governance, ESG and finance at Harvard Business School, IMD, INSEAD, Oxford and other institutions.
Her non-professional commitments build on her personal passion in development, the Arts, education, and sports. She is the Treasurer for the Harvard Alumni Club (Nigeria), Membership Committee member for Capital Club, Nigeria, Board Member for the Society for Art Collecting (Nigeria), member of the Young Presidents Organization and a past Committee Chair for Cycology Riding Club. She has been an Aspen Leadership Institute Fellow as well as a member of the Private Sector Advisory Council to the President of Senegal; the Delta State Nigeria Vision 2020 Committee; the Research Based Pharma Industry Association in Nigeria (NIROPHARM); founding member and Board Member of the American Business Council, Nigeria and Board Member for Africa Investor Magazine. Ms. Edozien acts as an informal mentor to many and enjoys spending time with family and friends, being an active sportswoman and a follower of African Art, music, and literature.