Chemistry, chemical engineering and investment banking

Nana Dufie Addo ’05 MS

Nana Dufie Addo ’05 MS

Nana Dufie Addo ’05 MS, Investment Officer

Major: Chemistry, Mathematics Minor

Research Group: Gomez Lab

Graduate Program: Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

Employer: Asset Allocation and Risk Management, Washington State Investment Board

Dufie is an Investment Officer within the Asset Allocation team at the Washington State Investment Board (WSIB). Prior to joining WSIB, she spent three years as an Investment Banking analyst with Lehman Brothers and the International Finance Corporation, and three years in Management Consulting with AngloGold Ashanti and Vodacom Congo, where she acted as a member of the Board. Her experiences have exposed her to a number of private equity, mergers/acquisitions, debt/equity financing, and project finance transactions across the North America, MENA and Sub-Sahara Africa regions.

She holds an MS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, and a BA in Chemistry and Mathematics from Mount Holyoke College. She co-founded the Ghana-US Alumni Network and the Stanford African Entrepreneurship Network, and was awarded “Next Generation Leader’ by the African Leadership Network.

She is currently a member of Golden Palm Investments' Portfolio Advisory Board and serves as an Advisor to mPharma.