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CEO of East Africa Venture Capital Association

Eva Warigia is the CEO of East Africa Venture Capital Association (EAVCA), a regional network representing over 100 firms working in the private ecosystem in East Africa.

EAVCA seeks to develop and nurture the local ecosystem, making it easy for the region’s entrepreneurs, financiers, and the public sector to gain access to funding. A self-professed Afro-optimist, Eva leverages her passion as a creator, to build Africa’s positioning in global markets. Her purpose is to embolden Africa’s people, its businesses and governments, to harness their own internal capabilities and achieve self-sustaining growth.

Eva’s professional experience spans over ten years, working at the intersection of the private sector finance and development. She also serves as a non-executive board member for a number of organisations, in both corporate and not-for-profit organisations.