Andrew is Kumi’s founder and leads the delivery of all of Kumi’s consulting assignments.
Growing up in Uganda and Kenya gave Andrew a passion for the environment and community development from an early age. Prior to founding Kumi in 2015, Andrew spent 13 years working for a number of sustainability and international development consulting firms. This included eight years in the sustainability practice of EY where he honed his skills with clients such as BP, BG Group, British American Tobacco, Shell and Vodafone.
Andrew has worked in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas and across many industry sectors, helping clients to develop and implement sustainability strategies, manage risks, improve their performance and report to their stakeholders. He has particular expertise in the natural resource and agricultural industries, sectors in which his work has shaped government policies and industry frameworks.
In his free time, Andrew enjoys hiking, cycling, and photography. However, as a father of three young children he doesn’t have any free time, so his indulgence of these pursuits is often restricted to daydreams.
At Kumi we build bespoke consulting teams to meet the specific needs of our clients and the geographies in which a project is being undertaken. We build project teams that combine both international consultants with extensive technical expertise and industry experience, with national consultants who truly understand the local context of a project.
Our consultant network includes people who were formerly senior managers and directors in multinational companies and others who were senior officials in African regulatory authorities. Many of our consultants are established social or environmental consulting specialists in their home country. Others bring international consulting experience from global professional service firms or established international technical specialist firms. Some come from an NGO, aid agency or academic research background.
We are always interested in hearing from outstanding independent social or environmental consultants, particularly those based in African countries. If that is you and you would like to be part of Kumi’s mission, please get in touch.