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Dorcas Wangui Shamalla

Head of Programme Operations

Dorcas is the Head of Program Operations at AECF responsible for developing and implementing scalable and efficient processes, policies, and systems to enable AECF deliver programs and investments across Africa. She has over 15 years of experience in policy and operations across commercial banking, investment banking, aviation, and the development sector.

Before AECF, she was at Kenya Airways, where she set up and headed the inaugural Risk and Compliance Function, supporting the Kenya Airways turnaround strategy for 2022-2027. She has hands-on experience crafting policies, frameworks, and tools to support business operations. She has been involved in setting up various risk management functions in various companies, including AECF.

Dorcas holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) Degree from Kenyatta University and is pursuing an MBA. She is a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals, the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.