Uncovering investment opportunities that impact economic participation from the African diaspora.
Osa is a Nigerian-American entrepreneur and impact investor based in Oakland, CA. As a former executive of Growthexpertz and Co-founder of Black Ice Media, he has extensive experience scaling and launching venture-backed startups in positions across the C-Suite. This includes developing private portfolios of joint-ventures and launching companies for corporate innovation groups such as +1Labs (Match Group) and BBVA. His primary focuses are on operational efficiency, growth strategy, and systems implementation.
Domestically, he works with private and public entities to co-develop Blended Capital models and research geared towards helping underrepresented entrepreneurs in the US access venture capital investment. Internationally Osa conducts private equity investments in high-growth sectors across Africa through his work with the Africa Equity Group. Osa is dedicated to developing policy and capital models that enable economic empowerment across Africa and regions of the African diaspora.
As Economist-in-Residence (EIR) for PAC, Osa will be embedded at the intersection of the Pan-African Council’s economic investment and policy advocacy initiatives. In this role, the EIR will conduct research on various investment opportunities across Africa and the policies governing them. More specifically, the EIR will explore how these opportunities impact economic participation from the African diaspora.
Research areas include:
- Diaspora economic policy across Africa.
- Equitable and sustainable investment models.
- Innovation and growth in leading sectors across Africa.
- Methods of economic participation for diaspora communities.
- Macroeconomics (political economy, policy, systems, governance, etc).
- Bridging the diaspora divide by highlighting pro-diaspora policy.
- Bridging the diaspora divide by highlighting opportunities for economic participation
- Dismantling miseducation through research and publications on diaspora-centric policies.
- Dismantling miseducation through research and publications on impact-driven African
- Promoting economic empowerment by proposing models for sustainable diaspora
- Promoting economic empowerment by proposing equitable investment models to deploy
across the African continent.