Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Lidya
Tunde is an Unreasonable Fellow. Tunde has participated in 2 programs, including Unreasonable GOALS 2023 (June).
Tunde Kehinde is the co-founder of Lidya: the future of finance for small businesses in frontier markets. Through its digital platform, Lidya analyzes over 100 data points to help great business owners access financing and build a credit score through an easy and inspiring lending process. Lidya currently operates in Nigeria, Czech Republic and Poland where over 175,000 businesses have signed up for its service. The company is backed by Omidyar Network, Accion, Newid Capital, Bamboo Capital and Alitheia Capital. Tunde is a seasoned emerging markets entrepreneur who co-founded the Africa Courier Express, which is the leading last-mile eCommerce delivery company in Nigeria. He also co-founded Jumia Nigeria, the leading eCommerce platform in Nigeria. Tunde has prior experience as a business development executive with Diageo in London and as an Investment Banking professional with Wachovia Securities in North Carolina and New York City. He holds a degree in Finance with honors from Howard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.