Kenneth Legesi


CEO/Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at Ortus Africa Capital.

Kenneth is the CEO/Chief Investment Officer (CIO) at Ortus Africa Capital. He is responsible for providing leadership and strategic oversight towards achieving the firm’s vision and mission to harness investment into and finding capital for entrepreneurs and businesses to drive Africa’s growth. As the CIO he oversees venture and debt investment vehicles managed by Ortus Africa Capital.

He has prior experience co-founding and angel investing in companies including ventures in fintech/e-commerce, research and data analytics, transport & logistics, energy & infrastructure sectors. He likes to work with and support entrepreneurs to grow through a venture building model.

Prior to Ortus Africa Capital, he was a financial advisor and management consultant at Deloitte with a focus on infrastructure, real estate, energy and utilities and financial services, initially in the UK and then in East Africa, based in Uganda. Previously, Kenneth trained and began his career as a civil and environmental engineer working with engineering firms in Uganda and the UK including Atkins Plc (now SNC Lavalin), Black & Veatch, Royal Haskoning and Proman Consult. He has advised on pioneer infrastructure and real estate projects across the globe including in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Nigeria, Middle East, Asia, UK & Europe.

Kenneth holds a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Makerere University and a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering with Business Management from Imperial College London. He has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program and is a CFA Charterholder.