Wanja GETAMBU-KIRAGU

Director, East African Online Transport Agency Ltd

Wanja is the Director and Head of Operations at East African Online Transport Agency Ltd (EAOTA). EAOTA is a logistics service company utilizing a web based platform to facilitate fast, secure and efficient access to transport for cargo owners and access to cargo for transporters. By using the platform, cargo owners are able to access available trucks hence move cargo in a timely manner saving on costs of warehousing as well as avoiding detention charges. Transporters are also able to reduce their truck idle time and find loads for their return journeys. 
Wanja holds a MBA degree (Finance). Prior to EAOTA she worked in the capital markets and later private sector development consulting for key growth sectors such as agribusiness and microfinance. 
Wanja has always enjoyed the challenge of entrepreneurship starting her first venture while still in university, a bathroom refurbishing company and later a painting services company. All these provided key lessons for her early on in life as both were utilizing new technologies that were scarce or completely unavailable in the Kenyan market. In addition to EAOTA, Wanja also sits on the board of EcoPost Ltd a company that uses 100 % recycled plastics to make fencing posts. EcoPost has won awards and received national and international recognition for its contribution to environmental sustainability.

Wanja GETAMBU-KIRAGU is speaking at the following session