Richard Okello

Co-Founder and CEO, Sango Capital

Richard Okello co-founded and manages Sango Capital, an institutional private equity business backed by leading global investors that takes a 360-degree approach to African private equity. Sango invests in funds, direct transactions and bespoke vehicles structured alongside select private equity investors. Prior to Sango, Richard was a principal at Makena Capital Management, an $20 billion global private endowment, where he managed multiple portfolios that were substantially allocated to emerging markets and oversaw the research into new investment ideas. Prior to Makena, Richard was a partner at Bridgewater Associates a $150 billion global hedge fund. Richard was educated in Africa, UK, and US, receiving an MBA with Honors from Pace University, and a BA with Honors from Swarthmore College in three years. Richard sits on several African fund advisory boards and African corporate boards as well as the boards of Human Horizons USA, and the African Leadership Foundation.