Enyi Okebugwu

Analyst
Location: Redwood City, CA, US
Focus Area: Littlest Learners / Adult Learners
Regional Focus: Global / United States

Meet Enyi. Prior to joining Imaginable Futures, he worked on the investment team at Village Capital, where he was responsible for operationalizing a highly granular investor and mentor database to support the firm’s portfolio companies across the globe.

Before Village Capital, he worked as an MBA consultant for The Art of Applying, a boutique admissions consulting company serving policy school, business school, and law school applicants. While in business school, Enyi served as the co-chair for the Yale Africa Business Practicum and as the admissions chair on the Yale SOM Student Government. He also spent a summer as an Impact Fellow with Bridge International Academies, where he drove the development process for Bridge’s first cohort of primary schools in Nigeria. Enyi began his career by founding a social enterprise, Legendary Tutors, focused on providing high-quality test prep and college admissions consulting to underserved high school students in the south side of Chicago.

Q+A

Why do you love coming to work?

I love working towards our mission of maximizing human potential, and doing it with a team that values each other professionally and personally.


What lessons did you learn early in your career that you keep with you today?

Listen often and openly, always stay true to the end goal and yourself.


What did you want to be when you grew up?

From the age of 8 through my late teens I wanted to be a pediatric neurosurgeon.


Where is your happy place?

The tennis court.

What’s the closest thing to real magic in this world?

A baby’s first words and steps.


If someone narrated your life, who would you want it to be?

Oprah


Favorite quote:

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world, as in being able to remake ourselves.” - Mahatma Gandhi


What do you imagine or wish for the future?

I imagine a world where everyone, regardless of background, have an equal opportunity to experience thriving lives.