Njeri Maina is Planet’s Director of Market Development – Africa. Njeri brings over two decades of career expertise and leadership in market and business development, government relations, sales, and partnerships. Before Planet, Njeri was the Country Director of Csquared, Africa Business Development & Strategic Leader of Oracle, and has also held various roles at Microsoft and Intel, driving over USD 100m in revenue.

She has a proven track record in building multi-lateral stakeholder relationships across African governments, the private sector, international development agencies, and innovation hubs. Njeri has a Global Executive MBA in Leadership and Management from the United States International University & Columbia Business School. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Entrepreneurship from Kenya Methodist University.

Njeri is passionate about and supports women in leadership, young African leaders, startups, and corporate social responsibility activities. She has sat on various boards, mentored many, and was a business advisor to different organisations. She is involved in multiple causes to which she devotes her free time and expertise.