Robert Karanja

Robert is an experienced Social Entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience in program management, enterprise development and strategy across the African continent.
Embedded within Safaricom’s Corporate Affairs Division, Robert manages Safaricom’s engagement with The B Team and is also responsible for all B Team activities in Africa. The B Team ( was co-founded by Sir Richard Branson and Jochen Zeitz to bring together a group of global leaders to redefine business to be a force for environmental, social and economic progress. We work towards making business be a more responsible agent for change. Robert also sits on the board of Select Africa’s Kenya Board where he has served for the past 4 years. Select Management Services ( is a leading microfinance company with operations in Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Swaziland, Malawi, Lesotho and Uganda. Select is a subsidiary of African Alliance which is one of the largest investment banks on the African continent