Edward Kirathe

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

My Bio

Edward is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Acorn Holdings Ltd. He has over 20 years’ experience in the Real Estate sector in East Africa. Acorn Holdings is focused on developing a large scale affordable rental housing business in Kenya, starting with purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA), for Nairobi’s youth and other underserved segments of the population.

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 current Chairman of the REITS Association of Kenya and is actively involved in developing avenues for sustainable finance for affordable housing through the Capital Markets.