Aida Kimemia is an independent investment professional with a focus on sustainable development in Africa. She has broad experience in corporate finance, project finance, general management and corporate governance. She is a non-Executive Director on the board of Cannon Assurance Limited.
Until February 2017, Aida was a Regional Manager at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), where she was responsible for generating annual investments of US$ 300 million and overseeing a US$ 500 million debt and equity portfolio comprising approximately 45 investee companies in the manufacturing and service sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her career at IFC spanned 20 years and included other roles such as Head for East Africa, during which she was instrumental in scaling up the Nairobi office into a regional hub and Principal Investment Officer, when she focused on debt and equity investments in health, education and agribusiness.
Aida holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Mathematics from St Lawrence University (New York) and a Masters Degree in Administrative Science from Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore).