December 8, 2023 - Friday: GDForum - Europe (5:00pm-7:00pm GMT)
Fridah is an active participant in diaspora engagement Matters on entrepreneurship and investments in Europe and Green SMEs development in Africa. Fridah is the Founder of Zidicircle that developed the first diaspora entrepreneurs and Investors training programmes out of the Netherlands and Founded Zidicircle Coop investment platform through which SME investments are pooled and invested by diaspora Angel investors. Through her management the Zidicircle coop is investing in Diaspora startups in Europe and Green SME’s in Africa.
She was recognized by the European Union (EMEN project) for promoting migrant entrepreneurship, the Duisenberg Woman in Finance award, listed by the municipality of Amsterdam as the top female entrepreneur and listed as a top female entrepreneur in the Netherlands by Sheatwork.She sits on the Global Diaspora Summit Advisory Board convened by the IOM-UN Migration and the Government of Ireland, the Zidicircle Coop Board, and various SME’s.
Previously Fridah worked for the Central Bank of Kenya, PGGM (dutch pension Fund), Financial Access and KWAL among others. Fridah holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the Catholic University of E.A and a masters of science in Finance -Financial markets specialization from the Duisenberg school of Finance Netherlands.