Obiora Ogbunude is a managing partner at Blakeney Management, a London based fund manager. Blakeney manages about US$2bn for mostly US and European institutional clients and is one of the largest international fund managers focusing on equity investments in Africa and the Middle East. The firm has been investing in the two regions since 1990 and is one of the pioneers of equity investments in African and Middle Eastern stock markets. Obiora joined Blakeney in 2001 following his graduation from the London Business School (MBA 2000) and a short stint in consulting. He is also a trained physician and holds a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Benin in Nigeria.