Kimathi Ikiao joined the Acumen East Africa office in 2013 as a Senior Portfolio Associate and is responsible for the Agriculture and Affordable Housing sectors. Kimathi has over 7 years of experience in the investment sphere. His role, prior to joining Acumen, was as a Senior Investment Analyst at the Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC), overseeing the Corporation’s equity investments.
Kimathi began his career in the capital markets as an Intern at the Nairobi Securities Exchange, and later moved to Standard Investment Bank in Kenya as a Securities Dealer. Having developed an affinity to private equity and its role in development, Kimathi served a short stint with Centum Investment prior to pursuing his post-graduate studies. Kimathi holds an MBA from The University of Tulsa. While pursuing his MBA, he served on the University’s Student Investment Fund as the fund’s secretary in 2007. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration from the United States International University (USIU), and participates in the CFA® program. Kimathi will discuss Acumen and the entrepreneurs that it invests in, at the AfricaTalentbank.com (ATB) Entrepreneur Bootcamp on Friday, 31 July 2015 (8.30am to 4pm), New Hall, St Andrews Church, State House Rd. EVERYONE welcome. Click link for details incl. tickets: http://goo.gl/W8F0lI