GreenTec Capital says it is proud that Mr. Tomi Davies (TD), Chief Investment Officer of the organisation, has been selected among those honoured as “The 100 Most Influential Africans of 2021” by New African magazine.
GreenTec Capital CIO Tomi Davies shares the spotlight in the annual award that showcases Africa’s best and brightest by “recognising, honouring, and celebrating the achievements of those who go the extra mile in their endeavours and whose efforts positively affect the lives of others near and far.”
“To those who know his efforts” GreenTec Capital says that “the recognition is long overdue” for the GreenTec Capital CIO, Tomi Davies.
TD was recognised in the “entrepreneurs” category with the other categories included; Leaders, Changemakers, Opinion Shapers, Creatives and Sportspeople.
In particular, TD was recognised for his indefatigable work in nurturing of early-stage networks, citing his efforts in building and promoting Angel investment in Africa through ABAN and other synergistic activities in promoting entrepreneurship in Africa.
“I am honoured and proud to be chosen among these 100 exceptional Africans by New African Magazine. Among my goals is continuing to nurture young companies that I hope will one day include a founder or founders that are included on this list”, Tomi Davies says.
GreenTec says it “is extremely proud to see TD recognised and is very grateful for his contributions to our shared goal of empowering African start-up founders. Join us in congratulating him for this well-deserved achievement.”
New African magazine says that the GreenTec Capital CIO shares the annual showcase “recognising, honouring and celebrating the achievements of those who go the extra mile in their endeavours and whose efforts positively affect the lives of others near and far has long been a tradition in most societies.”
According to New African, “the Nigerian continues to play a prominent role in Africa’s start-up scene as president of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN), which educates angel investment groups, promotes the creation of new networks and supports members in building African early-stage investing ecosystems.”
ABAN, the magazine says “has had a busy year, collaborating with AfriLabs to launch Catalytic Africa, a co-matching fund designed for African start-ups. The project aims to increase the pool of capital available to promising African growth-stage entrepreneurs.
“With plenty on the go with ABAN, Davies stepped back as a board member at the Lagos Angel Network, having experienced what he called “the good, the bad, and the unexpected in the Nigerian early-stage entrepreneurship ecosystem” during “an incredibly worthwhile journey”, according to the magazine.
Nevertheless, New African writes, “Davies’ agenda remains busy – he serves as collaborator-in-chief at the technology services company Technovision, a non-executive director at private equity firm MBO Capital, chairman of mobile solutions provider Text Nigeria, and sits on the board of media and entertainment player Big Cabal Media.”
Tomi Davies: A Profile
‘Tomi Davies is the Chief Investment Officer, who will leverage his extensive experience in business and African investing in guiding GreenTec Capital’s investment decisions.
Mr. Davies was a systems analyst turned tech strategy advisor, public speaker and Angel Investor, Harry ‘Tomi Davies (TD) is Collaborator-in-Chief at TechnoVision, co-founder of the Lagos Angel Network (LAN) and President of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN). For nearly two decades after graduating from the University of Miami TD led implementation of innovative technology-led transformation initiatives in the Oil & Gas, Retail, Information Technology and Telecommunications industries for influential global brands Elf Aquitaine, Marks & Spencer, Ernst & Young and Sapient across Europe, the United States and Southeast Asia.
In 2000 his focus shifted to Africa where he helped create the African Agriculture Technology Foundation (AATF), led the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative in Nigeria and delivered a World Bank pilot of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system (IPPIS) that uncovered over 20,000 ghost workers in the Nigerian Government payroll system.
Leading these kinds of innovative initiatives in Africa using his goal-oriented approach to project delivery which consistently delivered effective results inspired his 2014 book “The African Project Manager”. TD is Chairman of TextNigeria (Telecoms) and Non-Executive Director at MBO Capital (Private Equity) and Big Cabal Media (Media & Entertainment). He is a member of the Lagos State Science, Research & Innovation Council (LASRIC) and sits on the board of Laptops4Learning (L4L) Nigeria and the Global Business Angels Network (GBAN).
As a thought leader with increasing knowledge gained from nurturing entrepreneurs in a growing portfolio of tech-enabled early stage business ventures originating from Africa, TD’s personal mission is “to help drive Africa’s development by supporting young entrepreneurs using innovation and technology to create social impact and economic value.”
TD can be reached at www.tomidavies.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as TomiDee