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Leah Kibe

Leah Kibe

Risk Management and Compliance Director and Head of Central Agencies and Public Sector

Leah has vast experience in bilateral and multi-donor programme and fund management. As country portfolio director for Kenya at IDAS, one of her key contributions is in financial management and portfolio analysis.

Leah brings to life the vision of development at the IDAS Kenya office. She uses her experience in working with project teams, local communities, civil society and the private sector alike to bring insights on effective programme management, including institutional strengthening, performance improvement and capacity building. Being expert in organisational reviews, organisational assessments, risk management and compliance, this pits her as a key asset to the firm.

She manages the County Innovation Challenge Fund -- a four-year
programme funded by the UK Government supporting the Government of Kenya’s (GOK) efforts to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality. Leah’s experience has spanned many sectors in Kenya including health, agri-business; rural-finance; renewable energy; water sanitation and hygiene; education; civil rights and governance.


  • KPMG Africa Chairman’s Award 2011
Areas of expertise
African Union Customer Revenue Growth Customer relationship management East Africa High Growth Markets International Markets Middle East Middle Market National Markets Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
Education and qualifications
  • M.Sc. Development Finance, The University of Manchester

  • B.Sc. Actuarial Science, University of Nairobi

  • Financial Mathematics, Institute of Actuaries UK

  • KPMG Africa Chairman’s 2011 Award holder

Professional background and selected experience
  • Current: Fund manager, Kenya’s maternal and new born health County Innovation Challenge Fund funded by the UK Government

  • Engagement director of KPMG’s Local Fund Agent (LFA) Team under the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Sudan and South Sudan

  • Fund manager of Public Accountability in Tanzania – Innovation Fund (PATA-IF), jointly funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN), Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) and the Co-operation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG)

  • Grants Management Advisor, Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund, a multi-donor fund hosted by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

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