Distinguished scholar of entrepreneurship: with a particular interest in the nexus around entrepreneurship, economic development & structural transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).
Mr. Riro is a visionary, a Pan Africanist, a fighter, a goal-achiever, an Africa Rising crusader and a champion for youth in entrepreneurship.
He subscribes to the Africapitalism school of thought; and believes that young African entrepreneurs whose mindsets are steeped in excellence, integrity, possibility and growth are the greatest asset the continent has in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and realizing Africa’s Agenda 2063.
Jeremy Riro is the Managing Partner at Fie-Consult: A Strategy Consulting and Investment Advisory firm based in Nairobi and focused on offering business development support services to SMEs with a goal of infusing growth to the evolving entrepreneurship ecosystem across SSA and promoting intra-Africa regional trade.
As a strategy consultant & financial analyst for 5 years, Jeremy has supported entrepreneurs to conduct in-depth industry research & feasibility analyses, develop business plans, develop financial plans & financial models, conduct fully-loaded costs analysis and develop efficient costs models, structure sustainable pricing models, do company valuations, develop and implement innovative growth strategies, write grant/project proposals, help businesses access growth funding and streamline business operating structures to give them a competitive edge within the evolving business ecosystem in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA).
Previously worked at Open Capital Advisors as a management consultant where he was part of teams engaged on projects in various sectors across East Africa.
Academic Background: Finance, Entrepreneurship and Accounting.
Mr. Riro is a Business & Entrepreneurship Scholar from Kellogg School of Management at the Northwestern University in the US. Currently pursuing a graduate degree in MSc Entrepreneurship & Innovations Management at the University of Nairobi and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Finance Major) from the same institution.
Mr. Riro is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) of Kenya and currently a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) candidate at the CFA Institute.
Publications: Business Columnist at Business Daily Africa. Economic Contributor at Economywatch.com– a leading global online publication on world economy and trade; and at The Africa Bazaar. Contributor to World Bank Nasikiliza blog. Economics & Entrepreneurship blogger at my blog Africonometrics.
Awards: Mandela Washington Fellow – 2018; under the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) founded by President Obama and ran by the US Department of State; World Bank Blog for Development Winner 2016. Winner of Young Innovators in Agriculture Award 2016 by UN Women, IFAD, FAO & WFP.