Ore Sofekun

Managing Director,Investment One Financial Services Limited

Ore is the Managing Director of Investment One Vencap, the Venture Capital subsidiary of Investment One Financial Services Limited. She is also the President of the Fund Managers Association of Nigeria (FMAN).

Ore started out as a Chemical Engineer – Bachelor’s degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria and Master’s and Doctorate degrees from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA. After her PhD, she joined Albemarle Corporation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA as a Senior Engineer and she worked in various divisions including product development; research, engineering design, process engineering and manufacturing plant optimization.

Ore later obtained an MBA (concentrations in: Finance and Operations; Information Management) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA. in 2004.  She then joined Diamond Management and Technology Consultants, Chicago, Illinois, USA as a Management Consultant with a focus on Financial Services Industry. Her clients included Goldman Sachs in New

York and New Jersey; Morgan Stanley in New York and Allstate Asset Management in Chicago. She returned to Nigeria in 2008 to join CardinalStone Partners as Chief Operating Officer; a position she held until 2014 when she became the Managing Director of INVESTMENT ONE Funds Management.

In 2016, she became the pioneer Managing Director of INVESTMENT ONE Vencap.