Joyce-Ann Wainaina

A Kenyan businesswoman and the founder and Managing Partner of Chui Ventures, a Pan-African seed fund with a gender-inclusive focus.

She was previously a Managing Director of Citibank, Sub Sahara Africa, covering 11 countries in South, East, West and Central Africa.

She had an extensive career with Citi starting in 1990 and has held senior positions across Africa covering country management, corporate banking, product management, operations and controls.

Joyce-Ann is passionate about enabling entrepreneurs in Africa and has been an active investor with a track record across Africa.

She also supports talent development in Africa; having co-designed the Sapphire Leadership Programme, a mentoring program for senior talent development in Citi across Emerging Markets in EMEA.

She also partnered with the Kenya Bankers Association and the Central Bank of Kenya to establish a mentorship program for Women Leaders in the Banking industry in Kenya.

Some of Joyce-Ann Wainaina’s notable achievements include being named one of the “Most Influential Women in Africa” by Forbes Africa in 2019.

She was also awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Kenya Bankers Association in 2020.

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