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Regional Director, Southern Africa, International Financial Corporation (IFC)
Kevin Njiraini is IFC’s Director leading implementation of strategy for Southern Africa, based in Johannesburg. He manages key client, partner, government, and World Bank Group relationships. His focus is on creating, expanding, and deepening markets in Africa, and helping to encourage increased investment in low income economies and fragile and conflict situations.
Kevin joined IFC in 2002 in the Sub-Saharan Africa department where he worked on manufacturing and services projects in Eastern
Africa. He later joined IFC’s Financial Institutions Group in Washington, DC, where he led investment transactions across Latin
America, Europe and Central Asia. In his most recent position prior to becoming director, he led IFC’s private equity activities in Africa and
the Middle East, based in Nairobi. Kevin oversaw the rapid growth of IFC’s private equity business in these markets. His efforts made IFC
one of the largest and most influential investors in private equity on the African continent. Kevin also oversaw SME Ventures, a program designed to increase the availability of risk capital to small and medium enterprises in fragile and frontier markets.
Kevin is a Kenyan national who holds an MBA from Wits Business School, South Africa, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Eastern Africa, Kenya