Meet Barclay Paul Okari, a 24-year-old serial entrepreneur who started his first company at 15. The founder & CEO of Impact Africa Industries, a four-year-old company that manufactures affordable sanitary care products for women and children at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid i.e. sanitary towels and baby diapers. The company currently distributes within East Africa.

Barclay is also the founder of Kopa Credit, a financial technology company that seeks to provide credit scores to millions of unbanked people in emerging markets and ultimately provide them with quick, affordable credit.
Barclay has also authored the book Marketplace, which gives start-ups advice on how to navigate the early days of running a company.

He is a Global Shaper an initiative of the World Economic Forum and was an Anzisha Prize winner – the African Oscars for young entrepreneurs – in 2013. He is a Spark Fellow, named one of the social entrepreneurs to watch (Under35CEO), a Remarkable25 Under 25 Young African Entrepreneur, and thrice one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 (2014, 2015&2016) in entrepreneurs in Africa, Top 40 under 40 men in Kenya by The Business Daily, 7 inspiring entrepreneurs to watch globally 2015 by the United Nations Foundation and MTV Voices 20 somethings changing the world.

This Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance graduate from the University of Nairobi walks us through Impact Investing with a FinTech and Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) bias.

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