Benard Ochieng

Finance & Operations Coordinator (Kenya-Based)

Benard started his career as a trainer of accounting and auditing before joining Smallholder Irrigation Scheme Development Organization (SISDO) where he worked with smallholder farmers and businessmen and women in the outskirts of Nairobi, helping with business development and financing programmes. After studying Co-operative Management from Co-operative University of Kenya, his passion for co-operative movement continued when he joined Tembo Sacco Ltd as an accountant and was also involved in product development and project management. He has also worked in the software and impact investment industries, most recently with Volta Capital, a UK impact investment advisory firm, mainly focusing on education, health and sustainable agribusiness.

He is a Certified Sage X3 Financial Consultant, a Certified Credit Professional and a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya. Benard also holds a degree in Finance and Banking from Moi University and is a registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

After visiting the East African countries and 45 of the 47 counties in his home country, Kenya, Benard’s thirst for adventure is not yet quenched as he plans to next visit South East Asia and Latin America.