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Sheena Raikundalia: Making Waves in Africa’s Business Landscape

With over 16 years of extensive experience spanning across legal, financial services, and impact investment sectors in Europe and Africa, Sheena Raikundalia stands as a formidable force in driving positive change and fostering growth in emerging markets. Her journey is a testament to resilience, adaptability, and a profound belief in Africa’s vast potential.

 

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Early Beginnings and Diverse Career Trajectory

Sheena’s journey began in London, where she embarked on a career as a solicitor, honing her legal expertise and gaining invaluable insights into the intricacies of the legal landscape. However, her passion for making a tangible impact led her to expand her horizons beyond traditional legal practice.

Transitioning from law to the realm of impact investment, Sheena ventured into senior advisory roles in Kenya, where she provided strategic guidance to financial institutions, start-ups, corporations, and development agencies across the African market. It was during this phase that she embraced the role of a changemaker, leveraging her expertise to drive sustainable development and social innovation.

Embracing Challenges and Learning from Setbacks

Sheena’s journey is not without its challenges. Despite her successes, she proudly acknowledges her experience as a failed entrepreneur, recognizing it as a pivotal learning opportunity. This period of adversity served as a catalyst for personal and professional growth, instilling in her a profound understanding of resilience and the importance of perseverance in the face of obstacles.

A Champion for Africa’s Growth and Development

Driven by an unwavering belief in Africa’s potential, Sheena has dedicated her career to fostering growth and innovation on the continent. As the Chief Growth Officer at Kuza One, an agri-tech company, she is at the forefront of digitizing the agriculture value chain, empowering rural agripreneurs, and driving sustainable agricultural development. Her role underscores her commitment to leveraging technology to address pressing challenges and unlock opportunities in Africa’s agricultural sector.

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Beyond her role at Kuza One, Sheena has held influential positions in both the public and private sectors, demonstrating her multifaceted approach to driving impact. As the Country Director of the UK-Kenya Tech Hub, she played a pivotal role in fostering collaboration between the UK and Kenya, driving innovation, and supporting the growth of the tech ecosystem. Additionally, her involvement in non-executive director positions in institutions across the UK and Kenya underscores her dedication to driving positive change at both local and international levels.

A Visionary Leader with a Global Perspective

Sheena’s journey is characterized by her visionary leadership, strategic foresight, and unwavering commitment to driving sustainable change. With a U.K. qualification as a solicitor, a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Bristol, and an MBA from Lord Ashcroft International Business School, she brings a unique blend of legal acumen, business expertise, and a global perspective to her work.

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As she continues to champion Africa’s growth and development, Sheena Raikundalia stands as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring changemakers, demonstrating the transformative power of passion, resilience, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Her journey serves as a testament to the boundless opportunities that lie ahead for those dedicated to driving positive change in Africa and beyond.

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