Keziah Kibata

Associate, Investments

Keziah is passionate about small businesses and looks forward to contributing to the building of robust, efficient and inclusive financial markets that provide access to finance to small businesses.

Keziah has worked as an Investment Manager at Encomm Limited, an investment company with interests in energy, air cargo, marine fishing and mining industries, since 2019. The focus of her role was monitoring the implementation of the strategy for growth agreed upon between the firm and the portfolio companies and coordination of approval of any changes to the strategy by the firm’s management, preparation of financial forecasts and budgets, financial process management and reporting to the firm’s management on a quarterly basis, supporting portfolio companies in supplementary money raises and operations review for portfolio companies in order to formalize their operations and ensure corporate governance standards are adhered to.

Prior to this, Keziah worked as an investment manager at VenAfrica Capital where she was involved in setting up, building an investment pipeline and raising funds for a new investment vehicle as well as structuring a microfinance fund. She has worked in various roles in real estate development and investment, including as a Development Manager and Development Executive at Housing Finance Development and Investment (HFDI) and Acorn Group. She started her career as a financial analyst at a boutique investment advisory firm where she was involved in transactions in agribusiness within East Africa.

Keziah has a degree in Actuarial Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and is pursuing the CFA designation.

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