Ekerete is a Principal within the Investment Team and leads transactions across Kasada’s target markets. He has over 12 years of experience in real estate and financial services investments across Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe.
Prior to joining Kasada, Ekerete was the Chief Investment Officer at Nafasi Water Technologies, a leading developer and operator of water infrastructure assets in Southern Africa, where he established and led the investment team.
Prior to that he spent a decade in financial services and real estate investments, notably at RMB Holdings, Rand Merchant Investment Holdings, LeapFrog Investments, and Phatisa Fund Managers. Ekerete started his career in investment banking with Standard Bank in Johannesburg and Nairobi.
He graduated top of his class with a M.Com in Financial Economics from the University of Johannesburg. In addition, he holds a B.Com in Investment Management (cum laude) and a B.Sc in Actuarial & Financial Mathematics both from the University of Pretoria. He is a CFA Charterholder.
Ekerete is Nigerian and speaks English and Ibibio.