Idris Mohammed is a Managing Director and Partner focused on buyout and growth opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is based in Lagos, Nigeria.
Mr. Mohammed has more than 15 years of private equity experience spanning the U.S. and Africa across a variety of sectors.
Prior to joining Carlyle in 2017, Mr. Mohammed was at leading Africa-focused private equity firm DPI, which he joined as a Partner from inception. He was based in London and headed the Lagos office. He helped raise 2 funds at DPI and led a number of acquisitions across Africa, including in Botswana, Nigeria, and Egypt. Mr Mohammed began his private equity career at Goldman Sachs in New York where he was a member of the Special Situations Group and helped build the clean energy investing business before deciding to return home to invest in Africa.
Mr. Mohammed received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.