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Judith Aidoo

Judith Aidoo

JUDITH AIDOO is a private investor in real estate, and media and entertainment, including feature film and theater production (Special Tony award-winner for Sarah Jones' Bridge and Tunnel), and over-the-top (OTT) content distribution. She 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 telecommunications and media; real estate; and financial services. She has co-managed a hedge fund with over $200 million in broadcast and entertainment assets, and she recently co-founded JBD Capital Partners, LLC, a real estate development and investment company. She 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 U.S., and as a member of his U.S. Trade Advisory Committee chaired by the U.S. Trade Representative at the time, Ms. Charlene Barshefsky; the U.S.-South Africa Business Development Committee co-chaired by the U.S. Secretaries of Commerce Brown and Daley; the Constituency for Africa; the Governing Council of the Ghana Stock Exchange, an institution that she helped to establish; and the 2001 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute which emphasizes values-based leadership in business. Most recently, Judith joined the board of YIPtv.com, a private content aggregator and OTT distributor, as well as ArchiAfrika, a design based community of architects, artists, musicians, writers and creatives that are inspired by Africa. She 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 in major business publications on investment matters including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Financial Times, Black Enterprise, and 85 Broads, a book written about selected alumna of Goldman, Sachs.

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