Dalberg appoints three new partners in Nairobi office

14 March 2023 Consultancy.africa 2 min. read
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Global professional services firm Dalberg has appointed seven new partners worldwide, with a trio of leaders based in the firm’s Africa division.

A member of Dalberg Advisors, Dalberg’s management consultancy wing, Oliver Nambiro has more than 15 years of experience in finance across different industries in Kenya, East Africa and Africa. He is based in Nairobi.

Nambiro is also chief financial officer for Africa, responsible for all aspects of the region’s financial, risk and operational elements including financial management, strategic planning, financial reporting and taxation.

Oliver Nambiro, Aika Matemu, Winnie Wambugu

Prior to joining Dalberg, Nambiro was Finance Manager for East Africa at Heineken, where he set up the regional footprint for the beer giant in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania as well as building a Finance team for the regional office.

Aika Matemu has been with Dalberg since 2019, and is a member of the firm’s Design practice. She brings over 15 years of expertise in user experience design, digital technologies, global public health and social entrepreneurism to the partnership, with an extensive background in social impact and innovation.

Matemu’s design career has been grounded in human-centered design methods, with a focus on designing digital technologies that create channels for underserved populations to access quality health care. She has led design engagements across Africa, including in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Mali, Togo and Madagascar.

Prior to joining Dalberg, Matemu served as the Africa Regional Design Manager with Medic Mobile.

Winnie Wambugu has been with Dalberg since 2020, focusing on the implementation of social impact projects across sectors. Notably, she leads the firm’s implementation engagements with the Mastercard Foundation, including the Ajira Digital Project in Kenya.

Prior to joining Dalberg, Wambugu was Chief Marketing Officer at the Smart Africa Alliance, an pan-African push to usher Africa into a knowledge economy through affordable access to broadband and usage of ICT. In the role, she worked with numerous heads of state, ministers of ICT, and private sector stakeholders to transform Africa into a single digital market.

Before that, Wambugu served as Senior Advisor to two Cabinet Ministers in Kenya, specialising in the development and implementation of youth empowerment programs across the country.

Headquartered in the United States, Dalberg Group comprises six businesses – Dalberg Advisors, Dalberg Data Insights, Dalberg Design, Dalberg Implement, Dalberg Media, and Dalberg Research – and a not-for-profit, Dalberg Catalyst. The firm has offices in more than 25 cities worldwide.

Outside of Africa, Dalberg simultaneously appointed new partners in India (2) and the United States (2).