Carole Wainaina steps down as Chief Operating Officer of Africa50, and transitions to the role of Special Advisor to the CEO based out of Nairobi

22 July 2020

Casablanca, Morocco, 1 August 2020Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, announces that Ms. Carole Wainaina, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) has decided to free up time to pursue other activities in her native Kenya.

Ms. Wainaina will remain a member of the team and work with the CEO, providing support on a part-time basis as Special Advisor to the CEO. In her new capacity, Ms. Wainaina will continue to support Africa50 with fundraising and other strategic initiatives, including representing the company in various fora. She will also support the transition to her successor.

Mr. Ebobissé, Africa50 Chief Executive Officer stated that “Carole has played a critical leadership role for Africa50 during its formative years, building the organization and overseeing strategy, investor relations, human capital, and operations. She has been an important strategic advisor to me and the rest of the senior leadership team across a wide range of issues. Today, Africa50 is a fully operational business with a highly experienced team, as well as solid operational and investor relations structures. We are pleased to continue our growth journey with Carole as she continues to contribute to Africa50’s mandate in her new capacity.”


Media contact:

Fleur Tchibota, Africa50 Head of Communications: +212 666 171 099; 

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