Chidi Iwuchukwu (MBA, MSc, BEng) is the Head Investment Banking – West Africa & Co-Head Banking Cluster at Rand Merchant Bank.
Chidi Iwuchukwu (MBA, MSc, BEng) is the Head Investment Banking – West Africa & Co-Head Banking Cluster at Rand Merchant Bank. He was previously Head of Leveraged Finance for West Africa, where he was responsible for acquisitions/ leveraged financing for Private Equity Firms / Financial Sponsors in Western Africa. He has also developed bespoke financing transactions for Large conglomerates and family-owned businesses across Africa. Chidi has been involved in notable acquisitions in Nigeria, Ghana, and across other major west African hubs. Chidi’s experience varies across a number of disciplines in investment banking including Debt Financing, Leveraged Finance, Acquisition Finance, Leveraged Buy-outs, Shareholder financing, Dividend Recaps, Fund gearing, and financings for financial and large sponsors. He is also responsible for driving the growth of the Investment Banking Business in Nigeria for RMB.
Prior to joining RMB in 2018, Chidi was a Director in the Leveraged Finance Team in Standard Chartered and based in Dubai where he managed the Leveraged Financed Business in West Africa for about 9 years. He was also responsible for developing strategic products for the top 20% of Standard Chartered’s clients across Sub-Saharan Africa. He also managed strategic projects and transactions for the Nigerian Local corporates.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank, Chidi obtained an MBA at Columbia Business School, New York, where he majored in Finance and graduated with honors, and was awarded Beta Gamma Sigma membership for excellence in business education. Chidi was a former MD of Gache one Consult and was responsible for the development of project plans to meet the triple bottom line criteria of the Nigerian government. He was also the Manager, Coverage marketing in Celtel Nigeria, where he was responsible for developing and implementing a landmark project in telecoms “Project Rose” that was responsible for driving network expansion of then Vmobile while developing thousands of borehole projects and implementing immunization projects in Nigeria.
Chidi holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He holds a Masters of Science in Management and Environmental Technology from the University of Applied Science, Emden, Germany, DeMonfort University Leicester, UK and Aalborg Universitet, Esbjerg, Denmark, where he majored in environmental law, alternative energy, water-soil-air pollution, and sustainable development and management techniques in the industry. He also holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School, New York.
He loves soccer, chess, skydiving, and activities involving lots of people and fun.
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Current Company: Rand Merchant Bank