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Joseph Nganga

Executive Director, Smart Power Africa, Power & Climate Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation

Joseph Nganga joins The Rockefeller Foundation as the Executive Director, Smart Power Africa. Before joining Rockefeller, Joseph co-founded and grew responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding into a $121M company that builds, owns, and operates renewable energy projects across sub-Saharan Africa. Joseph also headed up the Regional Office for Africa for responsAbility A.G., a $3B asset manager headquartered in Switzerland that invests in Energy, Agriculture and Financial Institution.

Before joining responsAbility, Joseph founded Renewable Energy Ventures (REV), a project development and advisory firm in Nairobi. REV developed renewable energy projects, provided advisory services in the renewable energy space and distributed lanterns. Joseph led some of the advisory work including developing the business plan and fundraising for the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC), a $15m facility to support local entrepreneurs developing technology and solutions in the renewable energy and climate space.  Joseph also worked with AGRA’s AECF in the REACT window, advising, supporting, and investing in clean energy companies. Joseph started out his career as an Investment Banker at Bank of America, in Charlotte, NC. Joseph graduated with Liberal Arts degree from Queens University of Charlotte and has taking Executive Education program on governing for nonprofits from Harvard Business School. Joseph also sits on the Board of Carolina for Kibera.

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