Kenneth Legesi, CFA

Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer, The 97Fund

Kenneth is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer for The 97Fund at Ortus Africa Capital. He is responsible for providing leadership and strategic oversight towards achieving the fund’s vision and mission to harness investment into and finding impactful capital for entrepreneurs and businesses to drive Africa’s growth. Prior to co-founding Ortus Africa Capital, he was a corporate finance advisor and management consultant at Deloitte (UK, East Africa). He advised on a number of assignments including the formation and fundraising of an agribusiness private equity fund domiciled in Uganda which achieved a $20m close. He has advised public and private sector clients across different industries including financial services, technology, infrastructure & real assets and public sector. Previously, Kenneth trained and began his career as a civil and environmental engineer working with engineering firms Atkins Plc (now SNC Lavalin), Black & Veatch, Royal Haskoning and Proman Consult. 


Kenneth has co-founded and invested in companies at the early stage including ventures in fintech/e-commerce, research and data analytics, transport & logistics, energy & infrastructure. He is passionate about working with and supporting entrepreneurs to grow through training, mentorship and hands-on venture support which he does by working with various entrepreneur support organisations. He is also the Co-Founder and Trustee of the Kampala Angel Investment Network (KAIN), which is an angel investment network that prepares and matches early stage entrepreneurs in Uganda to angel investors locally and globally. Kenneth holds a BSc Civil Engineering from Makerere University and an Msc Environmental Engineering & Business Management from Imperial College London. He has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst Program and is a CFA Charterholder.