The courage to push boundaries

AACE Foods was created by Ndidi & Mezuo Nwuneli, propelled by a passion and a sense of urgency rooted in the fact that over 90% of the processed food that is consumed in Nigeria is imported, even though 60% of the population is engaged in agriculture. So they created AACE Foods with the mission to provide nutritious and tasty food products made from the best of West Africa’s fruits, herbs, cereals, and vegetables.

In 2010, Nwuneli and her husband Mezuo Nwuneli, Co-Founded Sahel Capital and AACE Foods. Sahel Capital is a consulting and advisory firm specializing in the agriculture and manufacturing industries. Sahel was selected as the fund manager for Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria (FAFIN), a $100m Fund focused on SME’s. What she didn´t expected were the problems on going to the market an start selling jams.

About the Speaker

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli
Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Managing Partner

Ndidi Nwuneli is the Managing Partner of Sahel Consulting and doubles as the founder of Leap Africa. She’s an astute social entrepreneur of international repute. Ndidi holds an MBA from Havard Business School. She was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and received a National Honour – Member of the Federal Republic from the Nigerian Government. Listed as one of the 20 Youngest Power African Women by Forbes.


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