African Changemaker

Ory Okolloh

Ory is a Kenyan activist, lawyer, and a strong advocate for using technology to promote democracy and human rights.

Born in Kenya, Ory has been at the forefront of leveraging technology to advance good governance and transparency in Kenya. She was formerly the Policy Manager for Africa with Google. She is currently a Partner at Verod-Kepple Africa Ventures, a pan-African-focused venture capital firm that backs exceptional founders in and from Africa.


Her contribution to promoting good governance has earned her global recognition and honour. In 2011 Ory was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of Africa’s Most Powerful Women by Forbes Magazine. In 2014 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.


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