Christopher Kirigua, OGWGrace Wanderi
Director General, Public Private Partnerships Directorate
Mr. Christopher Kirigua is currently the Director General of the Public Private Partnerships Directorate. He is a seasoned investment banker who worked with the Standard Chartered Bank for over 17 years, prior to joining the public service in December 2020.
Mr. Kirigua was recently a co-chair of a strategic committee in the United Nations Global Investors for Sustainable Development, focused on widening longer-term investments mainly in emerging markets where it is needed most.
At the Standard Chartered Bank, he held a number of senior leadership roles, with his last posting having been the Executive Director and Regional Head of Sustainable Finance for Africa and Middle East.
His current role in Government, entails mobilizing private capital to support sustainable development of commercially viable projects which will further create fiscal space and continue to develop sustainable infrastructure while enabling the Government to focus more on social investments.
Mr. Kirigua, who has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Roosevelt University, has participated in an Executive Development Programme Behavioral Finance with INSEAD Business School and is an Emerging Leader Graduate from Standard Chartered Bank.