Agnes Gitau

Agnes Gitau

  • Executive Director - Eastern Africa Association

Agnes is the Executive Director responsible for UK & Europe at the Eastern Africa Association, an Industry body that serves businesses with an interest in the Eastern Africa Region. Her role involves supporting members of the association navigate the sometimes-complex operational challenges associated with Sub Saharan Africa, providing strategic advisory on Africa’s political and economic risks, market entry strategies and stakeholder management. Agnes's has a MSc in International Trade and Finance, has served in various advisory roles in public and private sector supporting businesses access export markets, achieve trade competitiveness as well as regional expansion. She is a member of WTO gender research hub, with an interest in the following research topics/themes: Women and trade, regional trade integration strategies, Trade Finance gaps and opportunities. She has served as an external consultant for UN's Economic Commission for Africa (Africa Trade Policy Centre) Agnes serves in the committee of the Eastern Africa Arbitration Conference (EAIAC) and sits on the board of GBS Africa, Frontier Africa Reports and serves as a trustee for the Microfinance Charity (Five Talents UK) whose program supports women economic empowerment through financial literacy training. Agnes provides thought leadership on Africa's development on Africa's political, economic environment and regional integration, she regularly comments on these and has interviewed by the BBC, CNBC, AL Jazeera, TRT Money Markets, Channels TV, and Arise X Change. She advocates for Africa's Voice in Global affairs and has an interest in Africa's business/Financial News as a platform to challenge the common misconception of the continent, she is one of the partners at Frontier Africa Reports, a global audio/video streaming of pan-African financial markets analysis, commodities energy news and analysis and insights by traders, analysts, researchers, and Africa's business Leaders.

All Sessions by Agnes Gitau

Day two October 3, 2023
Day One October 2, 2023
15:00 – 16:15

Panel Discussion 3: Trade Financing as a Driver of Development in Africa

Balaclava Fort, Mauritius