Grace is an Agri-finance Fellow and an inclusive finance and programme management specialist with experience in designing and implementing large development projects in emerging markets in Africa and Asia for socio-economic impact.
She’s currently Innovation Fund Manager at the GSMA Mobile for Development. Before that, she worked with the Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity where she was directly responsible for managing a US$14 million kitty for deepening financial inclusion among rural populations, especially smallholder farmers. Grace has also been involved in running the AGRA Agribusiness Outlook survey which tracks and disseminates trends in agribusiness to donors and investors as well as other stakeholders in the sector. Previously, she was digital financial services manager with Microsave Consulting where she supported the development and roll out of inclusive finance products. In her personal capacity as a consultant, Grace has conducted research on digital finance for development partners and other stakeholders, and was a lead trainer at the Helix Institute, which was one of the pioneer training institutes in digital finance. Grace sits on the board of the African Women in Fintech and Payments Network – Kenya chapter, as a founding board member and acts as the network’s secretary.