Reuben Muhindi  


Reuben Muhindi Wambui

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Reuben Wambui is an Economist and Climate Finance Specialist who has worked extensively on climate risk and sustainable finance. Previously, he served as the Africa Regional Lead at UNEP FI and has consulted for multiple organizations including the World Bank, LSE Grantham Research Institute, UNCTAD, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. He has published in several platforms including the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), World Economic Forum, UNCTAD, KBA Working Paper Series, Project Syndicate, and Africa Policy Journal of Harvard Kennedy School. 

He is the founder and chief editor of the Kenya Climate Directory. This is Kenya's climate information repository with over 1,000 downloadable documents on 110+ climate and nature-related themes. He is also the founder of the Net-Zero Africa Initiative, a consulting and advisory firm on green finance and climate themes. He has trained 100+ C-suite banking executives and central bankers on climate risk policies and regulation. Over the years, he has been an expert contributor in workshops/conferences by Oxford University, Chatham House, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), World Bank, International Energy Agency (IEA), and World Economic Forum (WEF). 

An avid traveler, he has worked/traveled in ~20 countries. He has had several media appearances including on CNBC Africa, NTV Kenya, Family Radio, Hot96, 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. Previously, his work on sustainable finance was awarded the prestigious St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award in Switzerland. 

He holds 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 the 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, Senegal

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Reuben Wambui

Nairobi | Geneva


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