Sonja Kazaneza Riedke

Sonja co-founded Samawati Capital Partners in early 2018 bringing with her professional experience in the impact investment space and strong knowledge on developing countries having lived in Africa and the Middle East for over 15 years.

She previously worked for Deutsche Bank AG managing the investment activities of the Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF)  in East and Southern Africa. Prior to this, she worked for the regional GIZ project based out of Ghana focusing on establishing Farmer Business Schools.

Sonja completed a Bachelor of Science  in International Management at the European School of Business (ESB) and Dublin City University and further completed a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics at the University of Bonn.