Funmi Akinluyi is the Investment Director for Sub-Saharan Africa at fund managing group Silkinvest Limited. She managed 25% of the total assets of Nigeria’s biggest asset manager IBtC Chartered before moving to the UK. She has in-depth expertise in the African oil & gas sector and worked for one of Africa’s leading research houses in this field. Her previous employers include Citibank Nigeria, Barings Asset Management and northern trust. Funmi holds an Msc in finance from Imperial College. Funmi is Nigerian and has an extensive network of contacts in Sub-Saharan Africa.