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Sanyade Okoli is the Chief Executive Officer of Alpha African Advisory Limited ("Alpha African", formerly Travant Capital), an advisory and investment firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. She has over 21 years of financial advisory; private equity; corporate, commercial and management finance; and auditing experience. Sanyade has led numerous advisory transactions in areas such as mergers & acquisitions, capital restructuring and strategic advisory. She has worked on engagements in a range of sectors including financial services, oil & gas, and infrastructure. Sanyade joined Alpha African as one of the Founding Directors in 2006 and was a key member of the team that raised and partially executed a US$107m private equity fund. She sits on the board of Dorman Long Engineering Limited, a portfolio company. Prior to Alpha African, Sanyade was Head of Finance & Strategy at Ocean and Oil Holdings, a Nigerian investment holding company. Before to moving to Nigeria in 2006, Sanyade spent six years at British Telecom in the UK where she held various management and commercial finance positions. She holds an MA in Mechanical Engineering from Cambridge University, UK and trained as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen (UK). Sanyade is a Fellow of the fifth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-West Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.