Chukuka Chukuma is an investment banker, entrepreneur and partner at Racecourse Capital, a private investment and advisory firm. With a career spanning over 20 years at world-class financial institutions like Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Salomon Smith Barney, Citibank Nigeria, Afrinvest West Africa, and Stanbic IBTC Bank, he has executed deals in corporate and project financings across multiple sectors. He specializes in structuring and raising large, complex, multi-source and multi-currency financings from cradle to grave.
He is committed to raising the economic potential of Africa through investments in human capital, the arts, technology and infrastructure where he sits on the board of several companies. One of them, Sponsors for Economic Opportunity (SEO) Africa, has impacted the lives of over 350 students from 10 African countries placing them in well regarded firms across 4 continents.
As part of his contributions to raising the next set of entrepreneurs in Africa, he mentors new entrants in the Nigerian market and provides strategic insights on innovation. Chukuka draws from his wealth of experience across various markets in Nigeria and globally, while leveraging his extensive network to help startup entrepreneurs bring their ideas to the market and scale globally.
He lives between Dallas and Lagos. He is married to an amazing woman, Elisa, and together they have three wonderful kids. Together they share a passion for food, travel, sports and are a very competitive family.