Richard is an Agri-Finance Fellow with track record of building relations and delivering solutions to SMEs in Africa. He believes in the power of SMEs to improve the livelihoods of millions in Africa. As Technical Assistance Manager, Aceli Africa, he is responsible for supporting agribusinesses in East Africa to access finance and international markets. A former management consultant with Deloitte and Ernst & Young, Richard has worked in financial services, oil and gas, telecommunications, governments and NGOs across East and Central Africa to improve risk management and governance. Prior to joining Aceli, he worked at International Trade Centre as Task Team Lead for a $23 million DFID funded project to promote trade, investment, knowledge and technology transfer between India and East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda & Ethiopia). Richard read actuarial science at the University of Nairobi and has an MA in international management from Instituto de Empresa, Madrid.