Robert is an experienced social entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience in program management, enterprise development and strategy across the African continent.
Robert spent the bulk of his career as a USAID contractor, based in Nairobi, managing regional trade initiatives focused on expanding the scope, volume and value of export products from East African countries into the United States under the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
He has also previously served as Regional Director of Kellogg Foundation-funded programs in Southern Africa (South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique), based out of Johannesburg, that were designed to develop the growth of the region’s cultural industries sector.
More recently, Robert was the National Director at Habitat for Humanity Kenya where he managed an innovative housing microfinance program designed to provide Kenyans with incremental housing loans to be used in the provision of decent housing. This award-winning program has received recognition from Habitat for Humanity as a model to be replicated globally.
Prior to joining The B Team, Robert founded and ran a boutique consulting firm in Nairobi providing market entry strategy advisory services to international firms entering the East African market. Robert studied Entrepreneurship at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. He also holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Moi University.