Peter Juma
President & Chief Operating Officer
Nairobi, Kenya

Peter has been with KickStart in different roles since 2003, starting his tenure as our Finance & Admin Officer in Western Kenya, but was quickly promoted to Country Head of Finance, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance Director, and since 2012 our Director of Finance, IT & Supply Chain. Throughout his career he has demonstrated exceptional talent and leadership, putting in place new systems, greatly increasing KickStart’s operational efficiency, and making tremendous improvements to our business processes, controls, and financial management.


In his most recent role, Peter was leading KickStart’s budgeting and reporting processes, working closely with our Sales and Partnership teams and our Board of Directors, guiding high-level strategic initiatives and meeting with our key partners and donors. Prior to joining KickStart, Peter worked in finance at the Ramco Group where he gained experience across multiple sectors. He has been involved in the turnaround of systems and processes in commercial, manufacturing, and nonprofit organizations.


Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Nairobi Business School, and has attended courses at Harvard Kennedy School. Peter is a fully qualified CPA and ACCF accountant with nearly 20 years of experience in the accounting and finance area, spanning a broad spectrum of Financial Accounting, Financial Management, Audit and Risk Management, Business Process Improvement, Budgeting, Grant Management & Reporting.


Why KickStart? It has been a true honor and privilege to implement KickStart’s mission these past 16 years, and now, to serve this community by leading the organization. KickStart will continue as a trailblazer in social innovation, committed to amplifying the voices of smallholder farmers and enabling agency through smart technology. I look forward to working together to scale, innovate, and advocate on behalf of enterprising farmers and their families across Africa.”