Wangechi is passionate about creating opportunities and capacity building to supporting the growth of SMEs in Kenya and beyond.
She is a mission-driven leader who has championed initiatives that have positively impacted the performance of both large corporate entities as well as the Small and Medium Enterprises in the region over the last ten years.
Wangechi previously worked with the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) on the Company of the Year Awards (COYA), and the Organizational Performance Index (OPI) that transformed many organizations in the region and recently the African Partner Pool (APP), a- unique online technology platform, that connects local SMEs to do business ethically, transparently and seamlessly with the larger corporates. The APP platform to date has grown to a vibrant community of over 1300 thousand three hundred (SMEs) across different sectors and offers various other services.
She serves as the Country Director for Invest in Africa (IIA), where she was involved in setting up the organization from the ground as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) from 2015. Invest In Africa (IIA) – Kenya is a private sector initiative with the purpose of enabling trade between larger companies and SMEs, by providing better access to markets, enhancing SME skills and improving their access to finance.