Nyagaka Ongeri

Photo of Nyagaka Ongeri, member of Amref Health Africa's Board of Directors
Nyagaka Ongeri
Co-Head Global Corporates, Americas,  Barclays PLC

Prior to this, Nyagaka was Head of Global Finance and Risk Solutions (GFRS) for Absa Capital (GFRS) including managing all of the bank’s financing products. He joined Absa Capital in August, 2009 from Barclays Capital in New York where he was Head of the Financial Institutions Debt Capital Markets Group. He joined Barclays Capital in 2001 focusing on growing the firm’s US presence in the financial institutions arena.


Prior to joining Barclays, Nyagaka was a Vice President at JP Morgan’s South African branch where for several years he focused on growing its institutional South African presence. It was during this time that Nyagaka co-founded the Student Sponsorship Program of South Africa (SSP), a non-profit leadership organization that provides scholarships and mentors to over 500 high school students in South Africa and has made grants valued at over nine million since its inception in 2000. Nyagaka was honored for his role in establishing SSP by being recognized as a recipient of the 2006 Barclays Chairman’s Award.


A graduate of Howard University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honors), Nyagaka also graduated from the Harvard Business School and has successfully completed the CFA examinations.


An avid mountain climber, he recently scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro and Elbrus and has completed seven marathons. Nyagaka joined the Amref Health Africa in the USA Board in 2012. He resides in New York.


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