Ngatia Kirungie is a financial service professional and the founder of Spearhead Africa. Ngatia has extensive experience from large financial institutions in New York, London and Nairobi and leads the firm’s project structuring efforts by developing innovative and bespoke financing structures and capital solutions to meet client project requirements. He is also responsible for developing the firm’s investment capital networks with local and international commercial and development banks, insurance companies, pension funds and asset managers.
Prior to founding Spearhead Africa, Ngatia was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs in London where he led the firm’s Africa fixed income sales and credit coverage, and was responsible for leading financing and public market investment transactions valued at over USD 5 billion across Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Angola and South Africa. Ngatia was also responsible for the firm’s structured finance origination and distribution efforts in Africa, providing local corporates, state-owned enterprises and infrastructure investors with financing solutions across the capital structure ranging from vanilla debt to structured equity investments.
Ngatia is the lead housing and infrastructure finance advisor to the Kenya Urban Support Program (KUSP) which is a USD 300 million program funded by the World Bank with the objective of establishing and strengthening urban institutions to deliver improved infrastructure and services in participating counties in Kenya. He is also the Head of the Secretariat of the Kenya Pension Fund Investment Consortium (KEPFIC), which comprises of local pension funds who have come together to jointly assess and invest in infrastructure and housing opportunities in the East African region.
Ngatia is a graduate of Vanderbilt University where he received his MBA (Finance and Investment specialization). He received a Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration (Honors) from the United States International University in Nairobi and is a 2019 Obama Foundation Africa Leader.