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Wanji Ng’ang’a

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Wanji Ng’ang’a is the Associate Director of Portfolio in East Africa. She has 15 years of experience in commercial banking, off-grid energy, and early-stage investing. Previously she was the Regional Manager in East Africa for Shell Foundation and led SF’s activities and strategy in the region. She was responsible for the end-to-end investment-making process to fund entrepreneurs across household energy, productive use, and sustainable mobility portfolios.

Before joining SF, Wanji spent her time growing businesses in the off-grid lighting sector in various regions in Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific. She has worked with SunKing, building and launching their off-grid growth strategy across markets, stewarding four household energy brands to deliver revenue growth, with GOGLA to lead and advocate for more data-driven financial metrics for the energy sector and Biolite, as the VP of sales to launch clean energy products into East and West Africa. Wanji holds a degree in International Business Administration from the United States International University in Kenya, an Impact Investing certification from Oxford University, and is pursuing a Masters in Development Finance from the University of Cape Town. Outside of work, she’s a mother to a ten-year-old boy. She loves to read, explore new places, spend time in the outdoors, and support local businesses as part of a network of Nairobi Angel Investors.