Environmental and Social Manager
John joined Verdant Capital as Environmental and Social (“E&S”) Manager in May 2022. He supports E&S performance risk management and monitoring for the Verdant Capital Hybrid Fund. John is also responsible for managing the Fund’s Technical Assistance Facility (“TAF”). He has experience offering advisory services and implementing Environmental and Social Management Systems for the private sector in Kenya. Prior to joining Verdant Capital, John worked in the oil and gas sector with Tullow Oil, where his responsibilities included assessment and mitigation of environmental and social risks, environmental and social due diligence, land access and resettlement influx, development of social performance policies and implementation guidance and social impact assessments using standards such as the World Bank’s Environmental and Social Standards (“ESS”) and the IFC’s E&S Performance Standards. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Egerton University in Kenya and a master’s degree in Development Practice from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.