Who We Are

INKOMOKO VISION

Thriving Communities for All

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INKOMOKO CULTURE

A Diverse Team with Shared Values

INKOMOKO VALUES

Bravery

“The brave rise together.” This organisation was founded in 2012 by social entrepreneurs Julienne Oyler and Sara Leedom, whose experience living and working in Africa highlighted that supporting entrepreneurs is the most sustainable way to create wealth and improve livelihoods across the Continent.

Achievement

“We reach beyond what we think is possible.” We set ambitious goals, and we push our entrepreneurs and our staff to achieve these goals. Together, we do the impossible.

Purpose

“All the problems on the Continent have solutions that already exist on the Continent.” The Continent's people are its greatest resource. Our entrepreneurs are an integral part of the phenomenon of Africa Rising.

Improvement

“We are committed to continuous learning and growing.” We recognize our limitations, challenge our entrepreneurs, staff, and entrepreneurs to improve, and seek out opportunities to share our learnings and commit to hearing from others.

Turikumwe

“We eat goat.” We are together, we celebrate our success. We take time to appreciate one another and hold each other up in hard times.

INKOMOKO TEAM

Leadership Team

Neway Alemayehu

Managing Director, Ethiopia

Olive Ashimwe

Regional Director of Business Growth Services

Pacifique Kwizera

Global Development Manager

Claude Mazimpaka

Regional Loan Portfolio Director

Gilbert Mucyo

Director of Communications & Storytelling

Joseph Mudenge

MEL Director

Emmanuel Mugabo

Director of Finance

Barbara Mutoni

Director of People & Culture

Makena Mworia

Managing Director, Kenya

Linda Ndungutse

Chief of Staff to CEO

Helle Dahl Rasmussen

Director of BGS Rwanda

Aretha Mutumwinka Rwagasore

Managing Director, Rwanda

Dat Tran

Regional Director of Innovation

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Florence Gatome NIRAS Africa 
  • Shipra Kayan Miro
  • Sara Leedom INKOMOKO
  • Marion Ntiru ELMA Philanthropies
  • Julienne Oyler INKOMOKO
  • Michael Payne Board Chair
  • Lauren Rawlings Palladium
  • Tom Ryan Century Equity Partners
  • Kampeta Sayinzoga Development Bank of Rwanda
  • Julie Taft International Planned Parenthood Federation
  • Marieve Uaboi-Gauthier Citibank

INVESTMENT COUNCIL

  • Michelle Brauner Ares Management, LLC
  • Harrison Chilton The Carlyle Group
  • Alex Darden EQT Partners
  • Chris Durbin Vestar Capital Partners
  • Paul Kaboub Old Ironsides Energy
  • Osman Nur Revolution
  • Tom Ryan Century Equity Partners
  • Irene Wang Falcon Investments

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

  • Jeff Aludo Aludo Group
  • Florence Gatome NIRAS Africa
  • Grace Mugabekazi YouthConnekt
  • Dominic Mureithi Polucon Group
  • Carmen Nibigira GIZ
  • Denise Umunyana Right Seat Ltd
  • Anataria Uwamariya TradeMark East
    Africa

INKOMOKO BRAND

Inclusive Growth for Thriving Communities