George Manu

Partner - IDAS Africa

KPMG in Kenya

George heads the IDAS West Africa hub. He is the Engagement Partner/Team Leader for a number of projects and other assignments. With a rich background in the private sector, academia and the UN, George has spent over 25 years’ in international development during which time, he has carried out specialist assignments in over 50 countries on four continents.

George is an expert in private sector and SME development, having started and run his own business for 6 years and worked successively as head of SME Development with the ILO Turin Centre in Italy and as CEO of the EMPRETEC Ghana Foundation.

A senior corporate executive, George has served on the boards of several organizations including a venture capital fund management company, an investment climate facility, a privatization agency and a ministerial advisory council.

Education and qualifications

  • Masters, Business Administration, Durham University, UK

  • Ph. D., Business Administration, Durham University, UK


  • Private Pilot's Licence

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