The AECF Management Team

Nairobi Office:

Victor Ndiege, Sector Team Lead - Renewable Energy

Ashley Oslon Onyango, Sector Team Lead - Agribusiness 

Daniel Ohonde
Daniel Ohonde

Daniel is a seasoned development finance professional with more than 25 years-experience of global senior leadership in private sector enterprise development, partnership and resource mobilization, management consulting, manufacturing, logistics and oil & gas across Africa. He also has significant prior operations experience at the African Development Bank Group. Prior to AECF, Daniel was the CEO of an SME funding micro-finance entity focused on deepening financial inclusion. His diverse experience cuts across both the public and private sector, with strong interest in SME development. He has lived in West, East, North and Southern Africa. He is a mechanical engineer and holds an M.B.A. in strategic management and an MSc in finance.

Pauline Mbayah
Pauline W. Mbayah
Director, Strategy and Partnerships

Pauline oversees efforts to establish, deepen and strengthen relationships with donors and partners to broaden AECF’s impact and reach.

She has a solid understanding of private sector and international development gained through over twenty years of experience.  She has worked with government, international and local development actors such as United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and has implemented programmes funded by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the African Development Bank (AfDB) among others. While at UNIDO, Pauline received an Industrial Sustainability Award as the Manager of a Manufacturing Centre of Excellence. Prior to joining AECF, Pauline was Director, Business Development at African Management Services Company (AMSCO) where she managed the African Training and Management Services (ATMS) Foundation.

Pauline is a seasoned resource mobilizer, business development professional as well as a fund management and grants administration expert. She holds a Double MBA in Strategy and International Business from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Pauline has attended a number of leadership training from various institutions including the Harvard and Stanford Business Schools.

Julie Muyela
Julie Muyela
Finance Director

Julie brings with her over 11 years’ experience in finance and accounting in private sector and NGO sector.  

Prior to AECF, Julie was a manager at Deloitte where she managed and coordinated the Assurance and Advisory Department in auditing insurance companies and investment companies in the Cayman Islands. Part of her role was to lead a team of 20 auditors in providing auditing, accounting and related advisory services to public and private clients. She also has prior experience in working with NGOs in Kenya. 

Julie is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) registered in Kenya and also holds a Bachelor Degree in Business and Management (Banking and Finance) from Egerton University, Kenya. 

Josephine Musembi
Josephine Musembi
Company Secretary and Head of Legal

Josephine, formerly Head of Legal Services at Spire Bank, is an advocate of the High court of Kenya, a Commissioner for Oaths, a Notary Public and a Certified Governance Auditor. She brings onboard business focused Legal and company secretarial professional experience of over 10-years and has a track record of hands on experience in legal practice and operations. Her specialization is in areas of Corporate governance, Legal Compliance and Administration, Leadership, Intellectual Property, Data Protection and Company Secretarial Services. She holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from Pune University, India and a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. She is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, East Africa Law Society as well as the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya.