Project Management . Capital Raising . Renewable Energy

Linda Wamune
Linda is a solar energy professional with over 16 years’ experience of providing technical, management and market development services to businesses, social enterprises and donor funded projects within the solar energy sector in Kenya. Using her expertise in sales and general management, she has been pivotal in the growth of the off-grid solar lighting sector through managing and growing startups, collaborating with donor agencies and sector associations to inform solar sector policies and strategies. She is the CEO of Econome, a last mile distribution firm based in Kenya.
She has had several high level speaking engagements such as: Energy Access Relief Summit,SOCAP , Judge at the Hult Business School Global Case Challenge, represented civil societies at the annual UN Heads of states summit and Speaker at the UN International Year of Light opening ceremony, Paris.

Linda has an MBA from JKUAT. She is a trained engineer from the University of Nairobi, BSc. Civil Engineering, and was the best female graduate in the School of Engineering in her class year.

Khatuchi Khasandi
Khatuchi Khasandi is a Program Manager at the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), East Africa Chapter. Previously, she worked as a Program Officer in charge of the development department with the Global Peace Foundation (GPF) Kenya. Prior to that, she was a Program Officer at Sustainable Development For All Kenya, and a Program Associate with Village Enterprise in Uganda and Kenya. Her experience is in program design and management, impact measurement, entrepreneur ecosystems and partnership management.

Khatuchi is passionate about development, viewing entrepreneurship as the means to sustainably address development issues in the region. She has been involved in major initiatives aimed at supporting entrepreneurial ecosystems while at ANDE. Some of these include; the Uganda Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Initiative (UEEI), the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) and the Advancing Gender Equity Initiative (AGEI). These cut across multiple countries within Eastern Africa - Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. She sits on the Advisory Boards of Uganda Ecosystem Builders (Village Capital) and B-Lab East Africa.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Kenyatta University in Kenya and B.A. (Psychology & Sociology) and a Minor in Literature from the same university. She has a certificate from the Executive Program in Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Peter Onguka
Peter Oguka is the Regional Risk Manager at RootCapital Inc. a social impact investment lender in the agricultural value chain. He is incharge of Credit Risk for the Africa Region. Peter previously was a SMEs Loan Officer at Spire Bank (then known as SouthernCredit Bank) and at Sidian Bank (then known as K-rep Bank), as a Microfinance loan officer and business development officer in more than 4 regional offices in Kenya. He is a seasoned financier having worked for the past 18 years in SME lending.

Peter’s expertise lies in providing technical skills in business management, preparing SMEs financing’s do's and don't based on the business life cycle, credit analysis and underwriting, credit review and risk identification and mitigation.

He holds a MBA (Finance) and B.A. degree in Economics and Sociology both from the University of Nairobi. Peter has attended professional courses in agri-finance from Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) and diploma in agri-business and post-harvest Management from Galilee International Management Institute (Israel).