We are pleased to announce our appointment of Wangechi Muriuki as Creative Metier Africa Networks Lead.

Based in Nairobi, Wangechi will lead Creative Metier’s work across sub-Saharan Africa to build on, and further develop, our impact networks practice.

“We are excited to have Wangechi on board to lead on this key Impact Area, to lead and build on our engagement with rural impacting networks in East Africa and West Africa.”  Glynis Rankin, CEO, Creative Metier

Wangechi joins us from Invest in Africa (IIA) (Kenya) which she was involved in founding in 2015. As Country Manager, she set up the IIA (Kenya) digital platform (Biashara.Now) and defined the strategy that has grown the platform to +5,000 small and growing businesses (SGBs) and wider ecosystem stakeholders. Over 80,000 jobs have been created, 4,000 people have been trained and finance worth over USD6M has been facilitated for SGBs through Biashara.Now. Over the past two years, Wangechi has led IIA (Kenya)’s transition into an influential network. She has worked closely with the Creative Metier team as collaborators in the East Africa networks research and the East Africa Network of Networks, supported by Small Foundation.

“I am delighted to be joining the Creative Metier team, to support networks in sub-Saharan Africa to unlock their potential and accelerate their positive social impact in transforming African economies.” Wangechi Muriuki, Africa Networks Lead, Creative Metier

“We have seen real impact from our engagement with Creative Metier over the past two years on the implementation of a networks approach in IIA (Kenya). We are delighted that Wangechi has been appointed to this senior role and look forward to seeing the impact for African networks over the coming years.” William Pollen, Programme Director, Invest in Africa

Creative Metier works with networks, leaders and organisations to drive locally led, inclusive, systemic change. Together, we power positive social and economic impact that is sustainable, and sustaining. Complex challenges are navigated with certainty, so that people thrive and economies prosper.