Sub-saharan Africa ● Kenya

Nairobi Hub

Launched in January 2012, the Nairobi Hub brings together a diverse group of highly driven individuals with backgrounds in business and investment, legal and finance, advocacy and campaigning, social enterprise and entrepreneurship. The Nairobi Shapers come from all walks of life but share a spirit of impact in our society through our 3 key pillars of: Entrepreneurship, Education and Environment. The Nairobi Hub has together with her partners engaged in a number of projects such as the revolutionary “Powering Education” project that sought to address the impact of harmful traditional lighting systems in Sub-Saharan Africa and how access to green energy. Biashara Rehab, an entrepreneurial program focused on increasing the survival of businesses by ensuring that CEOs get the guidance they need to develop robust business functions, tree planting and mentorship in schools to impact the youth between 10-18 years. Among other smaller projects focused on catalyzing change in Kenya.

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34 members


Ivy Mwambingu-Manyasi

Programme Manager

Tulanana Bohela

Senior Digital Journalist; Producer

@ BBC World Service

Faith Chege

Associate, East Africa Region

Philip Gichuru


Charles Githui

(SCM) Shared Services @ Airtel Africa Group

Brice Loving

Business Intelligence & Marketing Strategy Consultant

Jinghao Lu

Market Leader, East Africa

James Wachira Macharia

Manager, Business Development

@ The Urban Edge

Oscar Maina

Chief Executive Officer

@ Business Mind Africa

Liz Muange

Deputy Director Investment

@ USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub

Patricia Mwangi

Founder & Operations Manager

Muthoni Nduhiu


@ Mastermind Africa Alliance

Michael Waiyaki Nganga

Chief Executive Officer and Country Manager

@ Givewatts

Wanjuhi Njoroge

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

@ The Web Tekies Ltd

Gilbert Omware

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

@ The Kuza Institute

Barclay Paul

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

@ KopaKredit

James Wachira

Lead Consultant

Esther Wanjiru

Executive Director

@ WeCreate

Marc Anani Isaac

Investment Analyst, Financial Institutions Group (Sub Saharan Africa)

Aparupa Chakravarti

Head of Strategy and Operations

Loice Erambo

Associate Advocate

Njoroge Kinyanjui

Product Manager

Shezane Kirubi

Knowledge management and policy officer

Daniel Mainye

Group IT & Service Delivery Manager

Karishma Menon

Portfolio Director

Zahid Mitha


Simon Ndirangu Mwangi


Anthony Mwangi

Information Security Manager

Kendi Mwendia

Database Management

Benson Ngene


Ceasar Nyagah

Investment Associate

Cleophas Omondi Odoyo

Hub Centre Manager

Victor Tumwenturaho

Syndications Associate

Founding Curator

Michael Macharia

Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer

@ Seven Seas Technologies (SST)

Interested in joining? Apply today to join our hub.