Julio Garrido-Mirapeix

Partner - IDAS

KPMG in Kenya

Julio is a founder of and the Head of IDAS Africa. He is also the engagement partner in charge of overseeing the delivery of the US$ 244 Million Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) http://www.aecfafrica.org, the US$ 150 Million Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) http://www.globalresiliencepartnership.org/, and the US$ 50 Million Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) http://www.frp.org/.

He has spent 26 years overseas working in development, of which the last 18 years have been spent working in Africa, 13 of these with KPMG.

Julio has advised key government institutions, donors, civil society organisations and private companies in over 40 countries in Africa and Latin America. He has provided strategic and policy advice at the highest level working with CEOs, Boards’ Chairmen & Executive Members, Presidents, Ministers, and Ambassadors.

Julio has broad experience in the design, set up and management of large (US$ multi million) and complex programmes in particular involving Global, Africa-wide, region and country-specific Challenge Funds, with particular emphasis on agroindustry, financial innovation, renewable energy, adaptation to climate change, and resilience.

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration

  • Master Arts (MA) (Hons.) degree in Development Economics with Distinction


  • Julio has undertaken post-graduate studies in Economics at Ph. D. Level


  • Universities of Oxford, Manchester, Pavia and Madrid

  • Harvard Business School

  • Saïd School of Business at Oxford University

  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

  • Fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian and French

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