Samuel Ndonga
Adjunct Faculty

Samuel Ndonga is the co-founder and Managing Director for Samawati Capital Partners and an Adjunct Faculty member at Strathmore University Business School (SBS)

He has 17+ years of experience in impact investment, commercial and development finance, sustainable private sector development, and business growth advisory with a focus on manufacturing, trade, agribusiness, renewable energy, hospitality, microfinance, SME finance, and technology for financial inclusion within the Sub-Saharan Africa region.

Samuel currently co-leads the team at Samawati Capital Partners, a firm with offices in Nairobi and Kampala that partners with investors, non-profits, businesses, and the public sector to create sound investments and effective, sustainable impact initiatives through SMEs in sectors that can drive robust growth in Africa including food and agribusiness, renewable energy, financial inclusion, healthcare, and education.

Samawati is currently an investment sub-advisor to several impact funds in Africa supporting their investment activities from deal origination, structuring, due diligence, and portfolio monitoring and has so far enabled these funds to invest over USD250m since 2018 into countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast among other markets. In addition, Samawati has implemented several impact advisory projects for clients such as the World Bank, USAID, Pangea Trust, Mastercard Foundation, etc. ranging from feasibility studies, SME investment readiness, and transaction advisory, among others.


Masters of Business Administration(MBA) from Strathmore University Business School

Postgraduate Certificate in Global Business Strategy at IESE Business School

Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from the University of Nairobi


Co-authored 3 publications that have been published in various journals.

Samuel is an external technical proposal reviewer for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and sits on the boards of several impact-focused NGOs in Kenya.


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