Nana Dufie Addo
Dufie is the Chief Financial Officer of mPharma Data Inc., a venture-backed emerging market healthcare technology company. Prior to joining mPharma, she worked as an Investment Officer at the Washington State Investment Board ($100 billion AUM), where she developed investment theses and engaged with investment managers and strategic partners to assess and allocate investments across Private Equity, Real Estate, Public Equity, Tangible Assets and Fixed Income asset classes. She spent 3 years consulting in the telecom, oil & gas and mining industries with key clients including AngloGold Ashanti and Vodacom Congo. She began her career in investment banking and project finance at Lehman Brothers (currently Barclays) and IFC where she covered Real Estate, Retail, Agribusiness, Oil & Gas and Healthcare sectors.
She co-founded the Stanford University Africa Entrepreneurship Network, a platform that uses the design thinking framework to help companies in Africa and other frontier markets overcome financial, operational, and marketing bottlenecks. She has participated on various advisory boards including Vodacom Congo and Golden Palm Investments and is currently a board member of Stratcomm Africa.
She has an MSc. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University and a BA in Chemistry and Math from Mount Holyoke College.