Patricia is the co-founder and a Senior Partner at I-DEV, and has led many of I-DEV’s global engagements in agriculture, clean energy, tech, and sustainable brands. She has over 13 years of experience advising SMEs and larger corporations on innovation, investment, and impact strategies.

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Patricia led I-DEV’s launch and expansion into East Africa, and overseas global operations.

Prior to joining I-DEV, Patricia worked at the Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG), a boutique advisory firm to the engineering, environmental consulting, and infrastructure sector, where she focused on M&A, operations, and corporate strategy. She has an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and a B.A. in Environmental Science from Barnard College/Columbia University. Her primary interests are in the future of climate change, clean tech, ag-tech, corporate innovation, and entrepreneurship, as well as aligning social and environmental returns with financial returns.

Since 2009, I-DEV has worked with over 300 corporate, development and investment clients in 45 countries across Latin America, Asia and Africa, the US and Europe; and helped companies to raise over $80M in capital.

Patricia’s other recent engagements include providing investment advisory services to Private Clients as follows:

  • New Market Entry, Off-Grid & Clean Energy (international)
  •  Ag-tech and agriculture innovation venture grant fund design (international)
  • Due Diligence process & templates development (large development finance institution)
  • Reviewing & restructuring a large international ecosystem building grant program (global)
  • Strategy & restructuring for a conservation enterprise funded by a large international non-profit (international)

Other Speakers


TONIIC - Managing Director

Kanini Mutooni is the Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Toniic, the global action network for impact investors.


Convergence - Managing Director

Clubb has 25+ years of experience financing projects in more than 80 countries for more than USD 30 billion – ranging from large infrastructure projects to small financial
inclusion programs.


Twiga Foods - Co-founder & CEO

As the former President of Coca Cola West Africa and General Manager of Coca-Cola East Africa, Peter brings to Twiga the competency of building a successful FMCG business over 18 years across East and West Africa


UNDP - Co-Founder & CEO

Sarah Bel has more than 15 years’ experience with strategic engagement, marketing and public relations working for international organizations and French public sector.