Vice President, Africa
Joseph Nganga is Vice President for Africa at the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet and the CEO of the inaugural Africa Climate Summit, appointed by H.E. President William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya.
Previously, he was the Executive Director, Power & Climate Africa at The Rockefeller Foundation. Before joining Rockefeller, Joseph co-founded and grew responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding into a $121M company that builds, owns, and operates renewable energy projects across sub-Saharan Africa. Joseph also headed up the Regional Office for Africa for responsAbility A.G., a $3B asset manager headquartered in Switzerland that invests in Energy, Agriculture, and Financial Institutions.
Prior to responsability, Mr Nganga founded Renewable Energy Ventures (REV), a project development and advisory firm in Nairobi. REV developed renewable energy projects, provided advisory services in the renewable energy space, and distributed lanterns. He led some of the advisory work including developing the business plan and fundraising for the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC), a $15m facility to support local entrepreneurs developing technology and solutions in the renewable energy and climate space. In addition to this, he has worked with AGRA’s AECF in the REACT window – advising, supporting, and investing in clean energy companies.
Mr Nganga started his career as an Investment Banker at Bank of America, in Charlotte, NC. He graduated with a Liberal Arts degree from Queens University of Charlotte and has taken the Executive Education program on governing for nonprofits at Harvard Business School. Presently he is Chair of the Funders Council at Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), a Governing Council Member at Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) and also sits on the Board for the Charity, Carolina for Kibera.