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SuperReturn Africa
3-5 December 2024
The Westin, Cape Town

Agnes Gitau
Executive Director, EU & UK at Eastern Africa Association


Agnes is the Executive Director at the Eastern Africa Association, an Industry body that serves businesses with an interest in the Eastern Africa Region and a Partner at GBS Africa.

Her work primarily focuses on delivering critical economic intelligence in areas such as political, financial, and trade developments, as well as emerging trends such as ESG and climate change and the impact to development in the Eastern Africa region.

She is a member of WTO gender research hub, with an interest in research topics/themes; Women and trade, regional trade integration strategies, ESG strategies for Africa's Private Sector and Digital & Trade Finance gaps in Africa. Agnes serves as an external research consultant for the UN's Economic Commission for Africa.

She serves on the board of GBS Africa, Frontier Africa Reports and as a trustee for the Microfinance Charity (Five Talents UK) whose programs support women economic empowerment through financial literacy training.

She holds an Msc in International Trade and Finance from London Metropolitan University.

Away from work Agnes is mum to her teenage daughter Kenyalyn. She occasionally participates in half marathons to raise funds for causes close to her heart and enjoys hosting friends for poka and gin nights.

Agenda Sessions

  • Financing the battle against climate change – what will it take?


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