The EAVCA Board

EAVCA is governed by a Board of Directors made up of respected industry leaders in East Africa, drawn from both private equity and venture capital funds.

The EAVCA Board works together with the Association’s Executive Directors to ensure the integrity of the sector and provide day to day guidance on the market engagement.

Ayisi Makatiani

Chairman and Managing Partner, Fanisi Capital

Biniam Yohannes

Managing Partner, Catalyst Principal Partners

David Owino

Partner, Ascent Capital

Eline Blaauboer

Managing Partner, Africa Tech Ventures & TBL Mirror Fund

Faisal Jiwa

Director, AfricInvest

Koome Gikunda

Director, Actis

Niraj Varia

Partner, Novastar Ventures

Sarah Ngamau

Managing Director, CREADEV

Saskia Van der Mast

Investment Manager, DOB Equity

Shaka Kariuki

Partner & Co-Chief Investment Officer, Kuramo Capital


The EAVCA Team

Working with the Board of Directors, The EAVCA team is responsible for the realization of the Association’s strategic vision, through day to day engagements, on behalf of the Association’s members.

Esther Ndeti

Executive Director

Eva Warigia

Executive Director