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Andrew Gathecha

Andrew Gathecha
CFO - GDI Africa

Andrew serves as Chief Finance Officer (CFO) for GDI Africa. He is a finance and project management professional with several years of experience managing large, complex, multi-stakeholder grant programs with combined value of over $200 million, ensuring prudent investments in agriculture, health, and education. He has worked cross-culturally in Kenya, Mozambique, Jordan, Liberia.

Andrew’s recent roles include serving as global director for compliance and operations at Tanager, and team leader for AgResults, a private sector-driven pay-for-results project which helped improve grain storage capacity for smallholder farmers in Kenya. Andrew served as the technical grants manager for a USAID Kenya Horticulture Competitiveness Project implemented by Fintrac and was a grants management specialist with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Kenya. He previously managed country finance and operations with various international development organizations, in addition to stints in the private sector as chief accountant.

Andrew holds MBA from Edinburgh Business School (Heriot-Watt Univ, UK), and is a certified public accountant & member of ICPAK. Andrew resides in Nairobi with his wife and their five year old boy. He loves farming, traveling and playing Scrabble.