Adiba Ighodaro, daughter of Nigeria’s 3rd Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has become the newest member of the English National Opera’s (ENO) Board of Trustees, the London-based company has announced.

Ighodaro is a senior advisor and head of strategic relationships at Actis, a world-leading multi-asset emerging market investment company. She is responsible for leading and co-ordinating fundraising and investor relations across North America. She has spent almost 30 years at the company as both an investor and fundraiser.

Ighodaro has been recognised by Private Equity Africa as one of the top female dealmakers and fundraisers in the industry, as well as for the impact her leadership has had on women. She has demonstrated an ability to raise funds consistently through up and down cycles, and in establishing enduring institutional investor partnerships globally.

In addition to her deep love of music, Ighodaro will contribute to the Board her financial, strategic and legal expertise, as well as her passion for and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Commenting on the appointment, ENO Chair Dr Harry Brunjes, said: “We are really pleased to welcome Adiba to the ENO Board. She brings with her a level of experience that we are sure will prove invaluable.”



Adiba Ighodaro, senior investor and fundraiser at international private equity firm Actis, has joined the ENO Board of Trustees.