Impact Hubs are hosted by a team that help serendipity along by connecting members, encouraging cross-sector collaboration, designing events and programmes and supporting your work.

Impact Hub Nairobi is being founded by a small team of social impact enthusiasts who want to create a home of radical ideas that create positive social change at scale. This home is hosted and facilitated by a multi-disciplinary team of hosts and catalysts with skills in technology, social franchising, event hosting, project management and finance.

Who are we?

The founding team consists of three individuals, committed to creating a physical space for the Impact Maker community. We are:

Victoria Nyakundi

Vicky is passionate about creating positive and long-lasting change in society. Before joining the founding team, she worked as the Finance Manager at Ashoka East Africa. She got her first taste of the social sector in university when she worked with Ashoka as an Outreach Coordinator on the Changemakers Program. Throughout her time in university, she served in various roles in AIESEC, an international student organization focused on youth leadership.

Vicky enjoys working with numbers and loves to travel. She is also an avid dancer, with salsa being one of her specialities. You might catch a glimpse of her swirling around Nairobi on a good night out.

Vicky is our Business Development Lead, and you can reach her via victoria.nyakundi@impacthub.net.

Eric Kariuki

Love, tragedy and duty are the netting connectors of who Eric is today. Running a small family business in response to a death in the family spurred and nurtured his entrepreneurial spirit. Eric is currently the Global Head of Organizational Development in Techno Brain Group, and before that he served as HR Executive at Bridge International Academies, one of Kenya’s largest social enterprises.

Eric is the analytical mind of the team, but you’ll soon find that he has a secret poetic edge to him. He is a keen hiker, and is currently preparing to conquer Mt. Kilimanjaro later this year.

Eric is the team’s spokesperson, in addition to handling Finance and Operations. You can get in touch with him via eric.kariuki@impacthub.net.

Freyja Oddsdóttir

Freyja is born and bred in Iceland, but after exploring the world for a few years, she settled on this beautiful country that is Kenya as her home away from home. In her last role, she was responsible for scaling the impact of the Code Club Programme at the Raspberry Pi Foundation through a social franchising model. She has also worked in academia, delivering on-demand research and knowledge services for donors such as UK Aid and the European Commission.

Freyja is a keen cook and baker, and her sourdough starter has travelled the world with her – from Iceland to the UK to Kenya. She also enjoys exploring new places on foot or leisurely bike rides.

Freyja is responsible for Community Building and Hosting, as well as designing the space that will be the home of Impact Hub Nairobi. You can reach her via freyja.oddsdottir@impacthub.net.