Charles Nweke
Venture Building Engagement Lead

Charles, a Venture Building Engagement Lead at the Catalyst Fund, is dedicated to accelerating early-stage startups and cultivating the startup ecosystem in Nigeria. With over 10 years of diverse experience spanning consulting, energy, technology, and education, he brings a wealth of expertise.

Previously a Consultant with McKinsey & Company, Charles played a pivotal role in strategy formulation, organizational transformation, and the launch of digital businesses across sectors. His credentials as a chartered professional engineer in Australia reflect his proficiency in technology, energy, utilities, and resources.

Driven by a passion for positive social impact, Charles co-founded AlumUnite, a platform revolutionizing education and alumni community funding. His global perspective, shaped by work and exploration on six continents, enriches his insights.

Charles holds an MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona, and an MSc in Energy and Resources from University College London, Australia. His academic journey began with a Bachelor's in Power Systems Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.

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