In our endeavour to progressively strengthen the competitiveness of African enterprises, we are also growing as an organisation. We are bouncy with joy as we welcome the newest members of the GrowthAfrica family. We are founded on the desire and mission to proactively contribute to the social and economic growth of African economies. The growth of our team means that we are better equipped with the right resources to increasingly engage with our entrepreneurs and other stakeholders within the ecosystem and beyond.
What excites me most about this organisation is the great team work demonstrated by the people and the willingness of everyone to ensure that we all grow together.
Meet the new hires in the months of October, November and December 2017:
Joshua Mugisha joins as a Growth Catalyst. He brings over 8 years in business development, managing operations, driving sales and marketing, analysing data for strategic planning and management. His most recent role was as Country CEO of Brighter Monday- Uganda. Joshua also held the position of Founder & CEO of Laurie & Jay and Qwicart.
Michelle Mboha joins us as a Growth Associate. She has experience in financial modelling, performing risk assessment and analysis and portfolio management. Michelle joins us from Boldite Limited where she was working as a Management Consultant. Prior to this assignment she was working with Unreasonable for 2 years as an Investability Associate.
Selam Kebede takes up the role of Growth Associate. With over 2 years experience, she has worked closely with entrepreneurs, played a key role in business development, design thinking, managing Seedstars world’s network of existing partners as well managing events in various geographies across Africa. Selam was most recently working with Seedstars World, in Geneva as an Associate for Africa.
Angela Kariuki joins as a Growth Catalyst. She joins us from her own start-up, Meet In Kenya Conference Solutions where she was working as Business Development Manager for the last two years. Her career spans 13 years most recently in business development, business administration, financial analysis and reporting.
Meredith Muthoni Njenga comes in as a Financial Modeller. She joins us from Lattice Consulting where she was working as an analyst. Meredith has 2 years experience in developing and analysing financial models for clients in various industries such as insurance, engineering, education, banking, real estate, media and companies in the retail sector.
Carolyne Magodo is the Communications Associate. Having worked as the Marketing Communications Executive at the Regional Centre for Enterprise Development, Carolyne brings over 6 years of communication and public relations experience. Before joining GrowthAfrica, she was working with Living Water Service Centre as a Communications & Public Relations Officer.
Joseph Munga is the Finance Lead. He brings over 7 years of financial accounting and procurement experience to the company. Previously, Joseph was working with European Foods Africa Limited as a Finance Manager. He was also the Credit Control Accountant-Receivables at the Standard Media Group.
Esther Nyauncho joins as a Project Catalyst. Having previously worked at Financial Sector Deepening Trust(FSD) as an Enterprise Finance Specialist, Esther possesses 4 years experience in partnership management, project management, corporate finance and financial analysis.
As an organisation we are committed to nurturing talent through internships. We have in our team, Josphine Kiruku who was promoted in October 2017 to the position of Digital Media Assistant. She joined GrowthAfrica in May 2017 as a Social Media Intern and quickly proved herself in the role. This is what she had to say about the promotion, “I am grateful to GrowthAfrica for this opportunity to develop myself as an individual and as a professional. I walked into GrowthAfrica and knew that this is the kind of environment I would thrive in. I love the work ethic and the fact that everyday has an exciting challenge. What excites me most about this organisation is the great team work demonstrated by the people and the willingness of everyone to ensure that we all grow together. I look forward to an even more exciting journey.”