Charles Wainaina

Head of Advisory, Africa

I grew up in the Kenyan highlands, where agriculture is most people’s main livelihood. I’ve always been passionate about rural development. I found Root Capital after years working in agricultural finance and rural development, and immediately connected with our mission to grow rural prosperity. I like that every day here is different; it makes my job a constant adventure. Our clients’ needs are constantly evolving, and I’m excited to be part of an advisory team that turns simple ideas into full-service offerings that help rural businesses grow.