13 - 14 March 2018
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill

SPACE speaker profile

Ritu Kumar

Director, Environmental and Social Responsibility, CDC

Until December 2013, Ritu was a Director and Senior Advisor to the emerging markets private equity firm, Actis, on environment, social and governance issues. Prior to that she worked with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation based out of Vienna, where she assisted developing country industry and governments on environmental policy, cleaner production and social improvements. Ritu is also the founder and trustee of a not for profit organisation, TERI-Europe, working on a number of climate change and corporate responsibility initiatives. 

Ritu has a BA and MA in economics from the Delhi School of Economics, and an MSC in economics from the London School of Economics. She has specialised in Environmental Economics from Harvard School of International Studies and is a qualified social auditor. She is a Board member of the Global Climate Partnership Fund and has advised a number of companies on their sustainability strategies.