Injaro Investment Advisors
Eleven billion dollars—that’s how much the U.N. says sub-Saharan Africa needs in agricultural investment, along with up-to-date equipment and techniques. Undeterred by the scale of this challenge, Dadié Tayoraud WG06 and Jerry Parkes WG06 founded an impact-investment firm to foster “the greatness of the African entrepreneurial spirit.” (Injaro draws its name from Kilimanjaro—“Mountain of Greatness” in Swahili.) Using their more conventional investment and business development experience, the team has invested in and strategically advised companies along the agriculture value chain in Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast. The motivator: sustainable success that catalyzes economic growth and makes a difference to local people.