Nat Robinson

Nat Robinson is the former Chief Executive Officer and founder of JuhudiKilimo Company Limited which provides micro-asset financing to rural smallholder farmers in Kenya. Nat is originally from Colorado but has traveled, worked or studied in over 60 countries across six continents in the areas of business, nonprofit and government. After working as a financial consultant in China and then in the U.S. for Accenture, he accepted a short-term project in Kenya with the K-Rep Development Agency (KDA) and the Grassroots Business Fund in 2008. He received a sponsorship from the UNDP and IFC African Management Services Company (AMSCO) to be the company’s CFO and in 2010 he was appointed to the CEO. JuhudiKilimo was recognized in 2011 at the World Economic Forum with the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award and then in 2013 by CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 list of companies using innovative technology to deliver business value. JuhudiKilimo is supported by investors such as the Acumen Fund, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Grameen Foundation and the Soros Economic Development Fund. Nat is a Rainer Arnhold Fellow with the Mulago Foundation, served on the board of the Kenyan Association of Microfinance Institutions, and has an MBA from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. Nat recently published a book entitled, Creating a Cash Cow in Kenya.