Sanda Ojiambo is a passionate advocate for the role of business in delivering both purpose and profit. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Development Economics and had a firm conviction to be part of transformation in the world of development policy and practice.
Sanda spent the first 11 years of her career working in the NGO sector and the United Nations, starting off in CARE International in Somalia and moving to UNDP Somalia, leading programmes in diverse areas such as Education, Safe Motherhood, Environmental Conservation, Governance and Landmines Demining.
In 2008, Sanda joined Safaricom Plc, a Kenyan mobile telecommunications company with a clear desire to drive corporate contribution to the development and sustainable business agenda through technology, innovation and partnerships. She provided technical guidance and leadership to teams that pioneered integration of the Sustainable Development Goals into Safaricom’s business strategy and the delivery of the first ever True Value reports for an African corporate; both of which are of immense interest to a broad ecosystem of stakeholders.
Sanda leads the Sustainable Business and Social Impact Department that coordinates the integration of the SDGs, Sustainability Reporting, Technology for Development Products and the Safaricom and MPESA Foundations. She is continuously excited and challenged by the fact that the Sustainable Business agenda is an increasingly important business imperative.