Ms. Corrinne Ngurukie
For the last 9 years, she built her career as a youth economic development expert while at Save the Children US, where she held the positions of Regional Technical Advisor for a MasterCard Foundation Funded project – YouthSave and as the Project Director for a South Africa based, USAID / PEPFAR funded project – ASPIRES – that offers integrated economic strengthening programming for at risk adolescent youth. This included financial capability, employability and entrepreneurship skills as well as supporting vulnerable youth to access tertiary education. Prior to joining Save the Children, she provided technical assistance and capacity building solutions to institutions delivering microfinance programs in the Africa region in the capacity of a financial services consultant with MicroSave Consulting Limited.
The first nine years of her work life (1995 – 2004), she worked as a professional banker. Her area of expertise includes providing technical assistance to projects that focus on developing and implementing customer friendly financial and non-financial products and services. Her areas of specialization include financial capability, market research, product development and strategic planning. She has worked on such assignments with commercial banks, microfinance institutions and non-governmental institutions in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Ghana.
Corrinne, who is a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications at Daystar University (1995), strongly believes that ‘if you build it (correctly), they will come (and bring others along too).