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Judith Nekesa

Portfolio Risk Manager

Judith is responsible for providing risk leadership in her role at FSD Africa Investments, which involves conducting risk analysis on potential investment opportunities, risk reviews of ongoing investments, risk reporting and monitoring among other risk-related assignments.

Prior to joining FSD Africa, Judith was the Group Risk Manager at Centum Investment Company Plc. She has built her career in risk management within the financial sector having worked in insurance, investments and finance. Judith is a champion for Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), an integrated approach to risk management that links with strategy and performance. She aspires to make a positive impact to businesses by providing best-practice ERM expertise to firms within the financial sector.

Judith earned an MSc. degree in Actuarial Management from Cass Business School (City, University of London). She also holds a BSc. (First Class Honours) degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Nairobi. She is a Certified Enterprise Risk Manager with IABFM and is currently pursuing a dual actuarial certification, FIA and CERA, from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK).

Passionate about economic and leadership development within Africa, Judith has participated in various targeted initiatives such as mentorship of young entrepreneurs. She is also an alumna of the Africa Leadership Xcelerator Program (2019).

During her free time, you will most likely find her reading a book, practising yoga, travelling, listening to music, or spending quality time with her loved ones. She currently resides in Nairobi.