Dr. Laila Macharia
Vice Chairperson and Independent Non - Executive Director
- Dr. Macharia was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in October 2013, and currently serves as the Vice Chairperson of the board of directors, Chairperson of the Nomination & Governance Committee, as well as a member of the Risk and Finance & Investment Committees.
- Dr. Macharia is currently a Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor backing upcoming entrepreneurs in media, education, data analytics and financial technology. She is also a Non- Executive Director at Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited. Prior to this, she worked as Chief Executive Officer of Scion Real, a
- consultancy firm in project finance and at Kaplan & Stratton, a top-tier Kenyan law firm, on transactions in Kenya, South Africa and Uganda. She also served as a Senior Regional Advisor at USAID-East Africa and worked at the helm of the Africa Initiative at the Global Fund for Women in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Dr. Macharia holds a B.A. in Planning & Public Policy from the University of Oregon, a Juris Doctor and LL.M from Cornell University and a doctorate from Stanford University, all in the United States.