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Ms. Sheila Kyarisiima

Non-Executive Independent Director

Sheila Kyarisiima joined the Board in 2019. She is a Partner at NISK Capital, a boutique corporate finance and investment advisory firm covering East and Central Africa. Sheila has been central to the firm’s growth and under her leadership, NISK has served a diverse range of clients at different phases in their business life cycle, from blue-chip firms and rapidly growing SMEs to stressed and distressed special situations. Sheila is also responsible for NISK’s strategic partnerships, particularly in the film and technology sectors. Whether it’s devising innovative financing structures or identifying strategic investment opportunities, Sheila has demonstrated the ability to navigate complex financial landscapes and deliver tailored solutions for clients since starting out her career on Wall Street in New York with Goldman Sachs.

Her professional interests cut across finance, investing, and public policy, particularly in developing and emerging markets. As a Presidential Appointee, Sheila is serving a 3-year term on the Kenya National Investment Council where she tackles issues pertaining to investment policy with the goal of growing and enhancing private investment as a key driver to delivering on Kenya’s economic transformation agenda. Sheila also previously worked as an Advisor to the CEO of The Rwanda Development Board, supporting the advancement of private sector investments as a part of Rwanda’s economic transformation agenda.

Sheila holds a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Brown University

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