Ejike Onuchukwu

Principal, Investment

“I first met Eji on a five-a-side football pitch. The bad news for him meant that we had high expectations. The good news is that he’s proven to be a brilliant addition to the team and an all-round great guy.” — Oscar King

Ejike Onuchukwu

overview

Ejike was born in the North and raised in the South, by way of Nigeria. He started his finance career in M&A before moving to the PE industry and joining EMK Capital as one of the founding team members. Most recently, Ejike focused on international growth businesses at Centricu in apparel and media.

meet Ejike

Why did you choose True?

The consumer industries are so fundamentally important to the economy. We all feel the benefits of wealth effects and struggle with the knocks to consumer confidence. As a pure consumer and retail investor, True invests 100% of its time, energy and capital behind amazing businesses that impact us daily — not just commercially but also socially, environmentally, and emotionally. It’s great to be part of a growing business that cares about its people and empowers them to take opportunities. I’m excited about the future!

How would you describe you job to a five-year-old?

Thinking deeply about cool stuff for today and tomorrow’s tomorrow.

What do you love most — and least — about your job?

Two things I love that stand out: I get to talk to thoughtful people with a clear vision for the future on a daily basis; and when the pieces suddenly fall into place after grappling with a complex industry, business model or problem. What I dislike the most: days gridlocked in back-to-back-to-back meetings.

Name an idea or company that reimagined a business or industry — one you wish you’d thought of.

For a non-web 2.0 company it would be LVMH; otherwise take your pick of any of the internet scale businesses.

Which person or people helped shape and inspire who you are today?

Brazilian Ronaldo

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Ejike’s expertise at True:

With Ejike only having been at True a few months, he is taking the charge across a number of pipeline projects.

True stories featuring Ejike

News

True launches third PE fund: a huge milestone in our journey to reimagine PE.

Consumer specialists True scale their investment and innovation firm to more than £600m AUM in just five years – with the Covid downturn proving to be no barrier to performance.

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Events

Events, Reimagined

This October, our team was finally able to meet in person for a few fun-filled days of getting to know each other — and our new brand — a little better.

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relevant people

Ben Kirby

Director, Investment

“Ben has great experience of investing in the consumer space across various stages of growth. By sharing these perspectives, he brings balance to our investment approach.”

Ben Kirby

Richard Sharpe

Director, Investment

“The newest addition to the Richards of True, Sharpey’s experience, openness and enthusiasm are infectious — Qatar’s loss is London’s gain!’

Richard Sharpe