African Changemaker

Navalayo Osembo

Navalayo is a social entrepreneur, lawyer, and accountant who dreams of building a global brand from Africa.

Navalayo is the CEO of Enda, the first company in Kenya and Africa to make professional running shoes.

Enda brings together world-class shoe designers, developers and Kenyan athletes to create performance running shoes that capture the skills and experience of Kenyan athletes.

Navalayo is a London School of Economics graduate and has worked internationally, including in the US, UK, Ethiopia, and Tanzania.

Before Co-Founding Enda Athletic Inc., Navalayo started a sports academy in Western Kenya to provide sports proteges from disadvantaged backgrounds access to much-needed professional training without compromising their education.

To maximize social impact, she teamed up with her Co-Founder to create Enda Athletic Inc., creating jobs, investing in local communities, and spurring economic development through exports.


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