Reuben Muhindi  


Reuben Muhindi Wambui

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Reuben is an economist who has worked extensively on climate risk and sustainable finance. Previously, he served as Africa Regional Lead at UNEP FI and has consulted for multiple organizations including the World Bank, FSD Kenya, LSE Grantham Research Institute, UNCTAD, and CECG/Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. 

He has published several articles including in the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), World Economic Forum (WEF), Kenya Bankers Association Working Papers, Project Syndicate, and Africa Policy Journal of Harvard Kennedy School.

Prior to UNEP, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Credit Suisse, and Strathmore University. He has experience working in multiple countries in Africa and Europe. 

An avid traveler, he has worked/traveled in 15+ countries. He has had several media appearances including on CNBC Africa, NTV Kenya, Family Radio, Africa Ahead, Business Daily Africa and Global Shapers. He has also served as a subject matter expert for the Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR®) professional certification. 

He is the founder of the Kenya Climate Directory. This is Kenya's centralised climate information repository that contains any published document on climate change or climate-related themes in Kenya. The Directory was launched during the Africa Climate Summit 2023 and has extensive coverage with 1,000+ downloadable documents across 110 themes. It also includes county-level publications. 

He is also the founder of the Net-Zero Africa Initiative. This is a research and support organization that works with different organizations that need support implementing interventions that leverage green finance opportunities on the African continent. Net-Zero Africa is a registered trademark.

Previously, his work on sustainable finance was awarded the prestigious St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award in Switzerland. He has trained 100+ C-suite banking leaders, including all bank CEOs in Kenya, on climate risk management. He has also trained the Central Bank of Kenya Supervision Department on climate risk regulation. 

He has been an expert contributor in workshops by the following institutions: Oxford University, Chatham House, IETA, World Bank, National Assembly of Zimbabwe and World Economic Forum. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he was invited by the Kenya Senate Committee on COVID-19 to make a presentation on COVID-19 economic recovery.

He has a Bachelor in Financial Economics from Strathmore University (Kenya) and a Master in International Economics from the Geneva Graduate Institute (Switzerland) where he received the Rudi Dornbusch Prize for best thesis in Economics. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in International Economics at the Geneva Graduate Institute. 

Outside of work, he is a big sports fan and enjoys watching tennis, playing golf, and supporting Manchester United.

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Kenya, Tanzania, Spain, South Africa, Nigeria, United Kingdom, Uganda, Malawi, Mauritius, UAE, Singapore, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Gabon, Greece

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Reuben Wambui

Nairobi | Geneva


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