Lincoln Kariuki
Head of Partnerships - East Africa
East Africa

Lincoln Maina Kariuki has been with Kickstart since 2008. In his role, he leads our scale up operations in East Africa through governments, intergovernmental and international agencies partnerships as we endeavor to lift a million more out of poverty through innovative ideas around enterprise creation.

He has over 14 years in commercial sales, market development of agricultural water based management solutions to bottom line markets in Africa. He has been involved in distribution and supply chain management, sales team management and supervision, product development and portfolio management, events organizations and management, value chain analysis, market evaluation, mapping and execution, international fiscal policies, smallholder irrigations projects implementation and management, new and emerging markets surveys and development, advocacy, and government linkages.

Lincoln is a graduate of BSc (statistics and operation research) from the University of Nairobi and currently finalizing an MBA in Corporate Management. He has a keen interest on start-ups that cultivates economic democratization and inclusivity.