Edward Kirathe

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

My Bio

Edward is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Acorn Holdings Ltd. He has about 25 years’ experience in the Real Estate sector in East Africa. Acorn Holdings is focused on developing and managing high quality and affordable rental accommodation in Kenya, starting with purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA), for university and college students.

In October 2019, Edward led Acorn to issue the first Green Housing Bond in Africa which, in January 2020, became the first Kenya Shilling Bond to list on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Edward is also the immediate past Chairman of the REITs Association of Kenya and is actively involved in developing avenues for sustainable finance for affordable housing through the Capital Markets.