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Dr Anulika Ajufo


Anulika Ajufo

Anulika is the Founder of the Sequoia Platform, a leading educational not for profit focused on social mobility in the United Kingdom and Venture Partner Europe, Middle East and Africa at Sagana. She is a Non-Executive Director at HarbourVest Global Private Equity – a London listed, FTSE 250 private equity investment company and former Chair of the Board of Governors at University of East London.

Anulika is passionate about young people and education and has led philanthropic activities centred around social mobility and opportunity, impacting the lives of over 1000 young people over the last two decades. She is also passionate about finance and development as well as the need to promote equity in the world’s most fragile countries- all of which she continues to champion across roles in finance and philanthropy.

Anulika has extensive investment experience and believes in investing for good. Having worked at some of the leading Financial Institutions – Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs in Investment Banking, and Private Equity with The Carlyle Group and Soros Fund, Anulika has developed an impressive investment track record spanning sectors, stages, and geographies across direct and indirect investments.

She has led the development of greenfield impact investment structures in emerging markets. She has developed inclusive investment strategies for development finance institutions (DFIs), corporations and foundations; of note she co-led the design and implementation of George Soros’ $500 million commitment to programs and companies.

She has most recently been named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and has been hailed as a “vibrant and inspirational leader in finance and philanthropy”. She has also recently been recognised as an inspirational Senior Leader in Finance in Powerlist’s Twenty-Five Most Influential in the City and Sainty, Hird & Partners Top 50 Black Executives in the City publications.

Anulika has a Master’s (MEng) in Medical Engineering from Queen Mary University of London and an MSc in Law and Finance from the University of Oxford.