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From late 2008 to 2011, she was pulled away to help support a social impact investing initiative; Makeda Fund Managers LLC a US$50million SME private equity start-up fund focused on investing in women entrepreneurs across West Africa, and the fund was run in partnership with Small Enterprises Assistance Fund (SEAF) based in Washington, D.C. She was the Fund Director (West Africa) for the Fund. As a fund director, Modie generated interest in investing in women owned/managed SMEs across West Africa. She was responsible for fund marketing, relationship building & managing, deal sourcing and managing investor relationships
In September 2003, I join the HEIRS Alliance team, a portfolio management company founded by Tony Elumelu. She was Manager, Corporate Venturing and Incubation, part of a core team that managed the financial services portfolio of the Standard Trust Bank group of companies now United Bank For Africa UBA group. She was the project lead on various Mergers & Acquisitions projects across the West African region
Modie’s corporate finance career started in 1999 with Agusto & Company Limited, Nigeria’s first indigenous credit rating company founded by Bode Agusto where she worked six years as an Associate consultant building up her skills in the West African Mergers & Acquisition Market with a focus on the Nigerian and Ghanaian financial services industry (pre-consolidation era) and Nigeria’s corporate finance landscape.
She was part of Agusto’s teaching faculty where she taught Treasury Arithmetic and Credit analysis to Nigerian bankers.