Tariye Gbadegesin is an investment professional with 20 years of experience in the financial services sector and over US$ 3 billion of transaction experience.
She is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ARM Harith Infrastructure Fund Managers (Armhith); a Joint Venture between Asset & Resource Management Company Ltd (ARM) , a Nigerian institutional investor with US$2.3 billion of assets under management and Harith General Partners (Pty) Ltd (Harith), a South African infrastructure fund manager with over US$1 billion under management . The Armhith was the first equity infrastructure fund to be licensed by the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission under its recent Infrastructure Fund rules.
Tariye was on the founding team to establish the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a pan African DFI with US$6 billion under management where she led several of AFC’s investments in the sectors of power, transport, industrials and telecommunications infrastructure. Tariye was the head of Industrial and Telecommunications Infrastructure leading the firm’s deployment of debt and equity capital across Africa. In that role Tariye delivered investments of over US$800 million in 4 years. Tariye was a non-executive Director on the Board of the Main One Cable Company, a telecoms and data services company serving West Africa and Cabeolica Wind IPP in Cape Verde, the first commercial wind IPP in sub-Saharan Africa.
Tariye has global experience from working at the International Monetary Fund, Boston Consulting Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has proficiency in French and Spanish and a working knowledge of Portuguese. She has lived in the US, Kenya, Cost Rica and Nigeria. Tariye has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Amherst College, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.