Andia Chakava Business Leader

Andia Chakava 

Investment Director

Graca Machel Trust


Andia Laura Chakava is an Investment professional. She is currently the Investment Director at the Graca Machel Trust to lead the organization’s gender lens investing initiative. She is also the Chairperson of New Faces New Voices Kenya chapter (women in finance network) and is passionate about facilitating intra Africa investment, investor education and is a thought leader in gender lens investing. She was the lead consultant in a 2017 publication by the Graca Machel Trust on the ‘Growth barriers affecting women entrepreneurs in East Africa.’

Andia is one of the first female fund managers in the region and has been instrumental in the set up of two fund management companies from scratch in Kenya (Old Mutual Investment Services and Alpha Africa Asset Managers) where she served in each as Managing Director. She is a non-executive director of Sterling Investment Bank, East African Educational Publishers and an investment advisory board member of Canada’s Equality Fund.

She has over 16 years’ experience in fund management and 5 years of driving women economic empowerment goals.


Want to connect with Africa’s leading entrepreneurs and investors?

Register on our Africa Business Community FREE, an award-winning digital platform that uses proven technology to connect you with relevant contacts and business opportunities within you business sector.

You can join many of Africa’s most important entrepreneurs and investors at AFSIC – Investing in Africa. Register here now.

Contact Us if you want more information.

« Back