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Fanisi Venture Capital Fund S.C.A., SICAV-SIF is a US50M fund which makes direct investments (private equity and venture capital) in businesses with potential for substantial growth. Fanisi Capital was founded in 2009 by the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) and Amani Capital Limited.

The Fund focuses on a segment of the market that has to date been outside the ambit of most venture capital funds in the East African market (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda).

Fanisi makes direct investments in high growth businesses across diverse industry sectors with emphasis on:

  •   Agri-Business
  •   Healthcare
  •   Light Manufacturing
  •   Financial Services
  •   Oil, Gas & Mining Services

Board of Directors

1. Ayisi Makatiani Board Member

Ayisi has been voted among the leading top 15 CEOs in East Africa, three years in a row, in the Annual PwC – Nation Media Group survey of the top Chief Executive Officer’s

He is the Managing Partner at Fanisi Capital, Has been a Non-Executive Director of Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd and Kenya Airways Ltd.

2. Mary Ngige.

Board Member and Chief Executive Officer

A Certified Public Accountant, previously Group Managing Director, CMC Holdings Limited and Senior Manager at Deloitte &Touche.

A board member of Centum Investments Company Ltd, Platcorp Holdings Limited and Kenindia Assurance Company Ltd

Brings a wealth of experience in many fields including corporate governance, strategic, operational, financial and operational management.