Beth Mwangi is the founder CEO of Ideal Business Link Ltd, a Management & Development Consultancy
Firm based in Nairobi; and founder Director of a social enterprise Ideal Matunda Ltd, an agricultural
Processing and export marketing firm that works with smallholder farmers to facilitate access to reliable
and profitable markets.
She is a fellow of the VV Grow Fellowship Program offered by Vital Voices Global Partnership, Alumni of Cherie Blair Foundation for Women Mentoring Women in Business programme, and Durham University Business School. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Strategic Management) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nairobi.
She has worked in the banking sector prior to venturing in consultancy. She has undertaken various consultancy assignments both as a team leader as well as a team member for public and private sector organizations and development agencies in East and Southern Africa.
Ms. Mwangi is a financial services and Finance development expert with a wealth of experience in financial management, project management, monitoring and evaluation; design and delivery of training programs targeting marginalized groups like women and youth; small and micro enterprises in different Commonwealth Countries. She has successfully executed various consultancy assignments for leading commercial banks, micro finance institutions and Sacco’s targeting the Small and Micro Enterprise Sector, for example, Commercial Bank of Africa, Equity Bank, Kenya Post Office Savings Bank (KPOSB), Fina Bank, Faulu Kenya, Kenya Women Finance Trust (KWFT), Meru Farmers’ Sacco, Kilifi Teachers Sacco and Nyala Vision Sacco, Uganda Microfinance Union, Tanzania Post Office Bank, Namibia Youth Credit Scheme, and Lesotho Youth Credit Initiative, among others. She has also provided consultancy services for different projects funded by development agencies like World Bank, USAID, DANIDA, FSD Kenya, French Development Agency, USAID funded projects e.g. Financial Inclusion for Rural Micro enterprises /Value Chain Finance Centre /KMAP; USAID Kenya Dairy Sector Competitiveness project; and the International Trade Centre. In the public sector, she has consulted for the National Treasury and the Horticultural Crops directorate (HCDA) on projects targeting different agricultural value chains. She has also offered consultancy services to the governments of Botswana, Lesotho, Zambia and Rwanda.
At the international level, Ms. Mwangi has worked as a Technical Adviser to the Ministry of Youth and Gender in different Commonwealth countries in implementation of the Commonwealth Youth Credit Initiative (CYCI) in Africa (Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia), India, Dominica and Guyana.
At board level, Ms. Mwangi was a founder Board member of Century Deposit Taking Institution from 2011 – 2013 where she was the Chairperson of the Board Credit and Audit Committees. She has also been a member of the Board of Directors of Krep Fedha Services from Jan 2012 to date. She has been a Board member of Rwathia Girls High School since 2016 and Patron of Nyagatugu Primary School since 2010. She is also the founder Chairperson of Nyagatugu Education Trust.
She has attended trade missions / exhibitions in Dubai, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands and Italy to establish market linkages with International importers and exporters of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Ms. Beth Mwangi will be our speaker during this week’s mentorship session. Entry is FREE and Refreshments will be provided.