Peter Onguka

Regional Risk Manager, Africa

At Root Capital, I’m in charge of evaluating loan proposals and making a decision whether to lend or not, overseeing our collections and workout processes, updating the Lending Policy, and sharing lessons learned from our lending in Africa with our global lending team. I’ve spent 18 years working in finance for traditionally overlooked populations; I began my career in microfinance, then worked at another bank that serviced small- and medium-sized enterprises in Kenya. What I enjoy most about my job is that no day is ever the same; working in smallholder finance is action-packed and full of adventure!