Betty is a market-led development expert with extensive knowledge and experience in cross cutting areas because of her responsibility in various organizations in the course of her career in East Africa and the United States. She joined the YALI Regional Leadership Center EA in January 2018 and brings on board a wealth of diverse skills and experience in implementing innovative market led solutions in areas of enterprise development for SMEs in energy, agriculture, manufacturing, ICT, healthcare, partnership building, resource mobilization and youth economic empowerment.
In her current role, Betty provides strategic leadership in partnership building across 14 countries in East and Central Africa; Burundi, Central Africa Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, ensuring overall alignment between all stakeholders including multilateral, bilateral, governments and private sector players.
Prior to joining Deloitte as Partnership Director for YALI RLC East Africa, Betty worked in various organizations including Land O’ Lakes, SNV Netherlands, Enablis East Africa, Scan Group and John Hopkins Training Institute. Betty’s passion for Enterprise development and healthcare is evident in her attempt at entrepreneurship having co-founded two organizations, BPO Central Ltd and Purple Network. She is a graduate of Bachelor of Education in Business Administration and Economics from Catholic University of East Africa- Nairobi, Kenya and a Masters’ in Business Administration from Strayer University USA. Betty is a fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in Social Innovation committed to integrating social innovation into her work. While at YALI RLC East Africa, she hopes to witness and integration of youth leadership into health and ICT to improve the delivery of healthcare in the region.