Mr. Eric Idiahi

Country: 
Nigeria
Position and Company: 
CEO | Spinlet
Eric Idiahi joined Spinlet in 2010 from the private-equity firm, he co-founded in 2008, Verod Capital Management Ltd. Verod Capital is an investment firm focused on investing in attractive greenfield opportunities in Africa; who took note of Spinlet in 2010 and gave them their first round of financial backing. Eric serves as a director on the board of several of Verod’s portfolio companies . Prior to Verod Capital, Eric was the co-founder and Managing Partner of FountainHead Media Group. An independent investment and advisory firm focused on the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) sectors in Nigeria. Eric has also worked at Financial Derivatives Company Ltd and ChevronTexaco.

Eric has a degree in Economics from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. Spinlet considers Eric our resident rock star. Since the age of six, he has been writing and performing songs for anyone who would listen. Had his father not encouraged him to take extra math classes over guitar lessons, he may have been the next Lenny Kravitz. Eric is a huge fan of Africa’s legendary performer Fela Kuti.