Julio De Souza

Julio is the director of SME and Impact Finance at StratLink. He is a Brazilian national who has lived and worked in Africa since 2005. He spent three years with UNDP in Kenya and Uganda working in the private sector development unit and later co-founded Nuru Energy East Africa in Rwanda, an award winning social enterprise in the renewable energy sector. In 2012, Julio returned to Kenya to run Farm Shop – an agro-dealer network distributing agricultural inputs for small holder farmers. Over the next five years he co-founded Let it Grow, a boutique marketing and branding agency and left for West Africa to work for a DFID funded project as a private sector adviser.

Julio holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Economics from California State University Long Beach and a Master’s in Development Studies from University of Oslo.

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