Ms. Tariye Gbadegesin
Tariye Gbadegesin is the Chief Executive Officer of ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment Ltd, a leading West Africa-focused private equity infrastructure fund, that is a joint venture between Asset & Resource Management Holding Company Limited (ARM), Nigeria’s largest non-bank financial services provider and Harith General Partners, a leading Pan-African infrastructure fund manager based in South Africa. ARM-Harith manages capital from the African pension fund sector and international capital from development finance institutions and family offices. The fund invests in sustainable infrastructure with a strong emphasis on ESG and climate action. An investment professional with over 20 years’ experience in finance, principal investments, and infrastructure, Tariye has global experience spanning roles at the Africa Finance Corporation, the International Monetary Fund, the Boston Consulting Group, & Price Waterhouse Coopers. Tariye is the co-chair of the steering committee for the Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI) launched by the UK Government and the Children’s International Investment Fund (CIFF) and is also a member of the African Advisory Committee of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ). Tariye is a member of the Advisory Committee on Infrastructure for the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) and is a board member of the African Infrastructure Developers Association (AFIDA). Tariye is also a Non-Executive Director for Guinness Nigeria PLC, a member of the Diageo Group and a publicly listed company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Amherst College, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.