Speaker's Profile

Zubeiru Salifu

Senior Investment Manager of AV Ventures LLC

Zubeiru Salifu

Senior Investment Manager of AV Ventures LLC
Zubeiru Salifu is the Senior Investment Manager of AV Ventures LLC, an impact fund management company headquartered in Washington, DC that provides mezzanine debt to early stage and growing agribusinesses in emerging markets including Ghana. Zubeiru leads the operations of AV Ventures including managing deal sourcing, transaction structuring and documentation, due diligence, portfolio management, business development support and investor relations in Ghana and West Africa. Zubeiru also represents the interest of AV Ventures on the boards of portfolio companies where he provides portfolio management and strategic management support to the companies. Zubeiru has over 15 years’ experience investing in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana and West Africa. His experience spans across the entire impact investing and private equity investment activity spectrum from pipeline sourcing to exits. Prior to joining AV Ventures, he spent about 10 years at Mustard Capital Partners (previously Fidelity Capital Partners), a private equity and venture capital fund management company in Ghana where he managed a portfolio of early-stage companies. Zubeiru also has extensive experience and strong background in investment management, corporate finance and advisory services and management consulting in Ghana. He holds a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in Finance and a BSc (Administration) degree in Banking & Finance both from the University of Ghana Business School, Ghana.