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Richard Kiplagat

Richard is a senior stakeholder relations adviser to businesses, philanthropies and government leaders, specialising in sustainable development, infrastructure, and energy. He advises a portfolio of companies that have collectively invested over USD 5 billion in Africa and was a co-facilitator of the initial strategy workshops that led to the formulation of the African Union’s Agenda 2063.

As chair of the African Hydrogen Partnership Advocacy Taskforce, Richard is responsible for leading and coordinating a team of global and African green hydrogen industry players, engaging with policymakers and the private sector to create an environment that accelerates investment in green hydrogen.

Before joining Africa Practice in 2012, Richard worked at Microsoft Africa as head of global strategic alliances and East African regional manager for SAP. He also holds several board-level positions at Kenyan parastatals, financial institutions, and non-government organisations.

Richard holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto and an executive education certificate in Climate Change and Energy Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. He speaks fluent French and Kiswahili.

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