Joseph Nganga

Vice President, Africa

Joseph Nganga is the Vice President for Africa at the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planey. Previously, he was the Executive Director, Power & Climate Africa at The Rockefeller Foundation. Before joining Rockefeller, Joseph co-founded and grew responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding into a $121M company that builds, owns, and operates renewable energy projects across sub-Saharan Africa. Joseph also headed up the Regional Office for Africa for responsAbility A.G., a $3B asset manager headquartered in Switzerland that invests in Energy, Agriculture and Financial Institution.

Prior to responsAbility, Nganga founded Renewable Energy Ventures (REV), a project development and advisory firm in Nairobi. REV developed renewable energy projects, provided advisory services in the renewable energy space and distributed lanterns. Nganga led some of the advisory work including developing the business plan and fundraising for the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC), a $15m facility to support local entrepreneurs developing technology and solutions in the renewable energy and climate space. Nganga also worked with AGRA’s AECF in the REACT window, advising, supporting, and investing in clean energy companies. Nganga started out his career as an Investment Banker at Bank of America, in Charlotte, NC.

He graduated with a Liberal Arts degree from Queens University of Charlotte and has taken the Executive Education program on governing for nonprofits at Harvard Business School. He also sits on the Board of Carolina for Kibera.