Faculty – James Mwangi

James Irungu Mwangi

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Africa Climate Ventures

James Irungu Mwangi is the founder and CEO of Africa Climate Ventures, where he is working to build and accelerate transformative climate-smart and carbon-negative businesses across the continent. James is also the founder of the Climate Action Platform – Africa (CAP-A), a public benefit organization launched in 2021, to unlock Africa’s potential for inclusive prosperity through Climate Positive Growth.

Previously, James co-founded the Dalberg Group, and over a 20-year period, led the Dalberg’s expansion into Africa, served as Global Managing Partner of Dalberg Advisors, and as Executive Director of the Dalberg Group. James serves as an independent director on several boards including the Skoll Foundation, the Global Centre for Pluralism, One Acre Fund, Old Mutual Limited and Koko Networks.

James holds an AB in Economics from Harvard University and is a 2021 Yale University World Fellow. He is a 2009 Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow, a 2013 Young Global Leader. For his efforts to put Climate Positive Growth on the global agenda, James received a 2022 Climate Breakthrough Award and was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans of 2023 by the New African magazine.

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