Judith Aidoo African Women's Development Fund
Judith Aidoo is a private investor (Caswell Capital Partners, LLC) and media and entertainment entrepreneur (Caswell Communications, Inc.) with holdings in radio broadcasting; television syndication; publishing; and feature film and theater production.
Judith began her career as an investment banker in 1987 with Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she specialized in structured finance. Upon leaving Goldman in 1991, she started her own firm to both advise and invest in technology; telecommunications and media; and financial services. She has co-managed a hedge fund with over $200 million in broadcast and entertainment assets.
Ms. Aidoo has been honored for her business accomplishments and philanthropy as a board member of the following institutions: co-chair of Harvard Law School’s Class of 1987 20th Reunion Committee; WNYC, the City of New York's public radio station group chaired at the time by Mrs. Billie Tisch; President Clinton's Transition Team, responsible for covering the Federal Reserve System of the US, and as a member of his U.S. Trade Advisory Committee chaired by the US Trade Representative at the time, Ms. Charlene Barshefsky; the US-South Africa Business Development Committee co-chaired by the US Secretaries of Commerce Brown and Daley; the Constituency for Africa; and the 2001 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute which emphasizes values-based leadership in business. Most recently, Judith was nominated by her peers to the Governing Council of the Ghana Stock Exchange until 2004.
Ms. Aidoo is also a founding member of the African Women's Development Fund; the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University's Advisory Board; and an investor and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Alliance Co., a boutique merchant bank; Caswell Communications, Inc., the operator of WPAL-FM, and one time owner and joint operator of WZJY 1480 AM, both in Charleston, SC.
Judith graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with high honors from Rutgers College in 1984 and from Harvard Law School in 1987. She has been a television contributor for MSNBC and CNN, and has been profiled and quoted in major business publications on investment matters including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Financial Times and Black Enterprise.