Sherpa at The Mothership

Onyekachukwu Obi

Obi started his career at PwC after a short stint at Legal & General helped him decide Actuary involved more math than he’ll probably ever know. After a few years at PwC, he joined an SME bank to help execute its growth plans after its delisting by a private equity consortium before leaving to do an MBA and support the launch of an energy startup.

Right from PwC, Obi has been advising SMEs on M&A and strategic initiatives. During his MBA, he completed multiple internships, which made it very clear his path going forwards is working within organisations to achieve sustainable growth.

As a Sherpa, Obi’s role is to bring the CEO’s vision to life. Is there a more rewarding job than that? He’s really enjoying working with The Mothership team as everyone has very different but complementary skills. As a member of the founding team, Obi leads the finance function and plays a key role in M&A diligence and execution as well as fundraising.

The Mothership isn’t actually a Tenzing portfolio company. It was co-founded by our Entrepreneur’s Panel member Titus Sharpe and, when he told us of his plans, we were keen to support him with a Sherpa from our Programme. This shows how close we are to our Panelists and also that we know that (some) rules are just meant to be broken.


  • Football (his alternate life) – five star arm chair manager. Also (tries to) play twice a week. Will give you a good game of FIFA too.
  • Books – big fan of all things Michael Lewis from deep finance stuff like ‘Flash Boys’ to broader topics like innovation in ‘The New New Thing’.



  • Has a very irrational fear of heights but loves flying in planes.