The 2nd Annual Education Innovation Africa focuses on facilitating innovative partnerships that build sustainable and impactful education programmes across Sub Saharan Africa.

Alternative education models such as informal private schools, online learning platforms, skills-based programmes and alternative delivery models are contributing to the reach of education across Africa. However, sustainable finance and investment are required to increase the efficacy, reach and impact of these programmes. Under this year’s theme ’Delivering Impact’, the event will unite key education leaders at Ministries, Educators, Programmes and Edtech companies, together with Capital Providers at PE, VC, Impact, Development Banks and Corporate Programmes to find new partnerships and models that will provide sustainable and impactful education programmes across Sub-Saharan Africa. 
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Biju Mohandas

IFC, Kenya
Head of Health and Education Sub-Saharan Africa

Biju leads the Health and Education investment team for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Sub Saharan Africa. In this role he is responsible for leading new investments for IFC in Health and Education companies in the region, managing existing investments in these sectors and for leading and developing a team of investment professionals. International Finance Corporation is one of the largest multilateral investors in Healthcare and Education sectors in the emerging markets and manages a c. $250 Million portfolio in these sectors in Sub Saharan Africa.   


Biju has over 15 years of operating and investing experience across multiple frontier and emerging markets in India and Africa. His investment experience includes equity, quasi equity and debt transactions, distressed asset turnarounds and PPPs in healthcare, education, agribusiness and renewable energy sectors. Before IFC, Biju was the East Africa Director of Acumen fund and was responsible for their East Africa related investments, operations and business development activities. He has an MBA from the Indian School of Business majoring in Analytical Finance and also served in the Indian Army.