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June 30, 2020

Benson Agwena

Benson performs investment evaluation and loan monitoring in western Kenya and Uganda. He is the primary point of contact for current and prospective borrowers in western Kenya and Uganda and visits projects in those regions prior to loan approval. Benson has experience in impact investment and portfolio management in the agribusiness sector within East Africa. Prior to joining Missio Invest in December 2019, he was an Investment Associate at Yunus Social Business (YSB), an emerging markets social impact fund. Prior to YSB, Benson was at KawiSafi Ventures (KSV), an off-grid energy impact fund focused on East Africa. Before joining YSB and KSV, Benson was an Associate at I-DEV International in Nairobi, where he worked on building growth strategies and raising capital for emerging businesses in the agriculture, clean energy and tech sectors. Prior to I-DEV, Benson held roles as Senior Financial Analyst and Associate auditor at KPMG East Africa. In addition, Benson has financial institutions experience having carried out financial statement audits of Habib Bank in Kenya, lender due diligence and loan structuring, on behalf of Afrexim Bank (Egypt) and CRDB (Tanzania). Benson holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree from Strathmore University and is a registered CPA in Kenya.

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