Speaker Bio

Micheline Ntiru

Micheline Ntiru is a global professional with over 20 years of professional experience in business advisory, venture capital investment and development finance in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the United States primarily. She speaks 9 languages including Swahili, French, Spanish and

Micheline is currently the Managing Director for Convergence in Africa, leading blended finance advisory for, and investments in, sustainable development across Africa. Micheline has led business advisory with Stanford University’s emerging markets accelerator, ‘Stanford Seed’, and served as a Manager with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), leading investments and transaction advisory across 15 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in the
agribusiness, financial services and mining sectors primarily.

Prior to this, Micheline led corporate social responsibility with Nokia in the Middle East and Africa, focusing on mobile innovation as well as youth skills development. Earlier in her career, she designed and advised food security and health initiatives across Africa. Micheline holds an MBA from University of Cambridge, UK, an MSc in Nutrition and Public Health from Tufts University, US and a BS in Biology from Mount Holyoke College, US.