Dr. Wiebe Boer
Dr. Wiebe Boer is the CEO of All On, an off grid energy impact investment fund for Nigeria seeded by Shell. Before joining All On, he was a Principal with the Lagos office of the Boston Consulting Group serving as the head of Public Sector, marketing, and business development for BCG’s new Lagos office.
Wiebe previously served as the Director of Strategy and Chief of Staff to the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, a pan-African investment holding company. Prior to that Dr Boer was the inaugural CEO of The Tony Elumelu Foundation, a pioneer African foundation established in 2010 to advance Africa’s economic development and prosperity.
Before joining The Tony Elumelu Foundation, Wiebe served as an Associate Director with the Rockefeller Foundation’s Africa Regional Office based in Nairobi, Kenya, where he managed a broad portfolio including climate change, agricultural development, impact investing, China’s engagement with Africa, and impact outsourcing.
Wiebe joined the Rockefeller Foundation in early 2008 after three years as a consultant with McKinsey & Company’s Atlanta Office, where in addition to numerous engagements in the private sector in the United States, he participated on the team that worked with the Government of Kenya to develop the economic pillar of Vision 2030, the country’s ambitious long term development strategy. Prior to joining McKinsey, Wiebe spent two years in Mauritania managing a USAID funded food aid development project for World Vision.
Born and raised in Jos, Nigeria to Dutch missionary parents, Wiebe earned a PhD in African History from Yale University and an undergraduate degree from Calvin College. While carrying out his dissertation research in Nigeria on the role of football in the construction of a Nigerian national identity, Wiebe and a group of partners set up the first major ISP in central Nigeria.