Martin BuyekaRegional Manager, Credit Administration - Africa and Asia
I’m originally from a small town called Mumias in Western Kenya, where the largest sugar companies in Kenya are located. As such, I’ve always been interested in agriculture. After studying economics and statistics in Uganda and working in banking for about five years, I joined the Root Capital team determined to leverage my background to have a direct impact on smallholder farmers. I like that my work is challenging and demanding — I have an analytical mind, and like to apply it to complex problems like modeling, mitigating, and minimizing credit risk. I love football, Formula 1, and rugby, and when I’m not in the office or spending time with my family, you can often catch me watching a football or rugby match in Nairobi.