Meet The Co-founders
Co-founder & CEO
A Sobey school of Canada graduate, a consultant for the Canadian Federal Government in areas of trade and security in developing nations and an astute entrepreneur, Mwangi bootsrapped a manufacturing / logistics business into a regional powerhouse (East - Central Africa) focusing on eco - friendly packaging solutions. He brings considerable experience in start -ups, scale, operations, leadership and organizational management.
Purple Elephant Ventures is a venture studio based in Nairobi, Kenya. They design and build climate smart travel-tech start-ups in-house, from scratch. They are Africa’s hub for sustainable tourism innovation.
PEV will continue to support the scale-up of Kijani Supplies until exit.
Meet the Team
GM - Operations Lead
An actuarial / finance specialist TURNED travel enthusiast saw Doris found Afro Haven Vacations in 2015 to provide affordable travel solutions by connecting travelers to holiday homes, cottages, and apartments, ultimately a highly successful boutique agency. Doris brings experience in travel and tourism, passion and operational excellence to the team.
Wairimu is a PMP and CPA-k who holds a BSc in Economics. Her experience includes consulting with The World Bank, GIZ-funded project to improve healthcare in East Africa, Mr. Green Africa on improving the Circular Economy sector and finally Uber eats in their growth phase. Her valuable experience continues to impact our strategic vision on procurement and supply efficiency.
Eric is passionate about innovation and impact on business and communities. A great people person with experience in various start ups through Ongoza, Wild Wide Fund Kenya as an Innovation Officer coupled with an MSc in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from Warwick University. Eric brings charm and an astute understanding in scaling start ups .
Talek Store Supervisor
Originally from the Maasai Mara, a tourism and hospitality graduate. His professional journey began as a driver and tour guide. He advanced through the ranks ultimately serving as a receptionist and ultimately as a beverage officer at Mara Sweet Acacia. Samson's extensive connections within the Mara lodges make him a valuable asset to our team as business development lead based out of our Talek distribution center.