Job Title: Co-Founder of Jacob's Ladder Africa
Bilha Ndirangu is a co-founder of Jacob’s Ladder Africa, a sustainable development hub that advances the agenda of youth in Africa towards self-reliance and productivity, with a particular focus on climate action, and leadership and governance. In this and other roles, she is at the intersection of climate action, technology and education, positioning Africa as an investment destination for the green economy, identifying and scaling relevant technologies, and preparing its youth to provide the requisite skills mix.
Previously, she was the CEO of the African Leadership Academy, where she worked on pathways to enable young leaders to solve key leadership challenges facing the continent. Prior to that, she was the CEO of Africa’s Talking (AT), based in Nairobi, Kenya. AT catalyzes the continent’s technology ecosystem by empowering software developers. Over seven years, Bilha expanded the company into 20 markets in African countries .
Bilha also worked at Dalberg, where she advised governments, corporations, and foundations across the continent on solutions to African challenges including energy, agriculture and education. At Dalberg, she launched their Nairobi office. She was a Business Analyst at Mitchell Madison Group before joining Dalberg.
Bilha was awarded the Woman of Firsts - Excellence in Education Award by the Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Institute, and is an Endeavour Entrepreneur.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Scaling Entrepreneurial Ventures, which is aimed at supporting business leaders, at Harvard Business School
2022 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow