Adiba Ighodaro

Adiba was appointed to the Board in July 2022.

Adiba brings extensive expertise in global private markets from over 30 years of experience, including legal structuring, development finance, private equity origination and investment. Adiba is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director on the board of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Ltd, where she is Chair of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Risk and Credit committees. Adiba is also a Trustee on the board of the English National Opera.


  • Audit
  • Management Engagement

Career history

Adiba is a former Partner and founding member of the international private equity firm Actis, where she held both investor and fundraising leadership roles in the UK, Nigeria and the US. Prior to this she worked with CDC Group plc (now British International Investment) from which, combined with Actis, she has close to 30 years of investing across private equity, energy infrastructure and real estate.

Adiba began her career practising corporate and commercial law.