Hello! My name is Cheryl Itemere aka Shalimba (my traditional name). I was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya.
My most recent work experience was with a non-profit organisation that leverages cutting-edge technology to advance Community Healthcare in the hardest to reach places of Kenya and Uganda.
Before that, I spent 3.5 years as a Corporate banker at a regional bank in Kenya – developing, managing and selling Cash Management and Trade Finance products.
A woman of many hats, I am also an entrepreneur, I co-own an e-commerce platform that caters to the urban man. We just celebrated our fourth year of operations!
Finally, I am also a community development champion and I hope that through my experience at LSE and the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme I can bring my social impact ideas to life!
On a personal note, I am a fitness enthusiast and currently training in Muay Thai. I love reading African fiction and I am obsessed with podcasts! One of my favourite outdoor activities is trying out new brunch spots.
Oh, and I enjoy meeting new people and exchanging life experiences!