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Ms. Marianne Nzioki


With over a decade of experience spanning the private and development sectors across Sub-Saharan Africa, Marianne Nzioki has established herself as a strategic partner in driving sustainable development initiatives in the region. Her expertise lies in forging collaborations, advocacy marketing, resource mobilization, strategic visioning, and translating complex ideas into clear, compelling, and impactful insights.

Marianne’s passion for propelling Africa’s sustainable development agenda is reflected in her track record of delivering innovative solutions to projects of varying scales, funded by prominent partners such as USAID, ITC, CIPE, the European Union, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Renowned for her exceptional contributions across multiple African countries, Marianne’s career has been a testament to versatility and adaptability. She has honed a unique skill set that seamlessly combines cultural acumen with cutting-edge marketing strategies, navigating diverse markets and spearheading successful omnichannel campaigns that resonate locally while aligning with global trends.

In her current role, Marianne is part of a team at the forefront of the region’s digital retail payments advancements, leveraging technology and policy for economic growth and social progress. She is a thought leader in leveraging customer-centric strategies to drive brand authenticity in sustainable development initiatives, excelling in agile marketing tactics to foster community building and cultivate an authentic brand voice.

Fervently dedicated to bridging the gender gap and dismantling barriers to comprehensive financial inclusion, Marianne consistently champions the cause of empowering women in the financial sector, fostering an inclusive and equitable digital financial landscape across the continent.

Marianne holds a Master of Science in International Marketing from Coventry University and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Marketing (cum laude) from Midrand Graduate Institute, South Africa. She is currently pursuing a Certified Digital Finance Practitioner (CDFP) accreditation through the Digital Frontiers Institute, further solidifying her expertise.