Mr. Samuel Z. Alemayehu is Head of a Managing Director of Cambridge Industries Ltd. He started his career in Silicon Valley as a serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of three successful tech ventures based in California. He began his professional career as an Associate at Venrock Associates, where he focused on consumer media services around the world. He then moved to Africa in 2009, founding and investing in numerous companies across the continent and in a range of industries.
Most recently he co-founded Cambridge Industries Ltd, to accelerate the implementation of pioneering infrastructure projects. Currently he is overseeing the construction of the first municipal waste-to- energy facility in Africa, located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as well as the development of renewable energy projects in Uganda, Kenya, Cameroon, Senegal, Somaliland and Djibouti.
Samuel is an active angel investor globally and sits on the board of numerous companies. He is an expert on technology investments and the development of renewable energy projects in Africa with an emphasis in waste-to- energy, biomass and wind. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Engineering.