Sara Menker

Founder and CEO, Gro Ventures Ltd

Membership:  Class of 2013 (Mawimbi)

Sara Menker is the Founder and CEO, Gro Ventures Ltd, Nairobi, a Nairobi-based, Africa-focused commodities business. Gro Ventures consists of two arms: Gro Intelligence and Gro Energy. Gro Intelligence is a data aggregation and analytics business focused on providing timely, comprehensive African agricultural commodities data. Gro Energy is an advisory business composed of regional and industry experts that work with governments and private institutions.

Sara is a Trustee of the Mandela Institute of Development Studies (MINDS) and is the Chair of the Board of Truth Aid, an organization which harnesses the power of multimedia in order to affect social change. Prior to founding Gro Ventures, Sara was a Vice President in Morgan Stanley’s Commodities Group.

She studied Economics and African Studies at Mount Holyoke College and the London School of Economics, and earned an MBA from Columbia University. She is an Ethiopian national currently residing in Kenya.


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