Sarah has over 10 years of Private Equity experience and is currently a Managing Director at a private equity firm in Nairobi, Kenya.
Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Sarah is responsible for the identification, due diligence, structuring and execution of private equity transactions as well as monitoring of portfolio investments. Previously, Sarah was Vice President at an independent investment management firm focused on alternative assets in emerging and frontier markets with a keenness on Sub Saharan Africa.
Prior to that, Sarah was Junior partner and Investment Manager at TBL Mirror Fund, a private equity fund investing in East Africa. At TBL she was involved in sourcing, screening and evaluating new investment opportunities on technical, financial and economic viability mainly in the ICT, FMCG and Healthcare sectors. In her position, she represented the fund on Finance and Audit board committees i. She also participated on secondment in operational roles at portfolio companies. In addition to her rich background in private equity, Sarah has wide experience in Finance and Audit functions having worked with, a Kenyan state corporation in procuring and distribution of medical supplies, and with a boutique Audit firm. She is a mentor to several accelerators and innovation hubs among them the Growth Hub and lab, platforms designed to incubate and accelerate startups to success and helping entrepreneurs grow their ventures to strong commercial businesses.
Sarah received her MBA with a concentration in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi. She holds a BEd in Economics & Accounting (First Class Honors) from University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Accountant.