External Investment Committee member
Shiru Mwangi joined CDC as an external Investment Committee member focussed on Catalyst transactions in April 2021.
Shiru is the Regional Director for Acumen Fund in East Africa. In her role, she drives overall business strategy, oversees investments by the East Africa portfolio team, and manages operations and community building initiatives. Shiru has 25 years of experience in finance having worked previously at different organisations serving multiple countries. Prior to joining Acumen, Shiru was the Head of Agriculture Debt Financing at responsAbility Investments AG, handling a total of $70 million spread over commodity trading and processing companies across Africa. Shiru has also held the role of Regional Head of Global Markets in East Africa for Stanbic Bank in Kenya managing an $82 million budget and a team across jurisdictions.
Shiru has a B.A. in Biology and Spanish from Amherst College and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.