Samuel Alemayehu

Job Description: 
Global Managing Director
Cambridge Industries Ltd

Mr. Samuel Z. Alemayehu is the Global Managing Director of Cambridge Industries Ltd. Mr. Samuel Alemayehu started his career in Silicon Valley as a serial entrepreneur. He began his professional career as an Associate at Venrock Associates. 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, to accelerate the implementation of pioneering infrastructure projects. He has overseen the development and construction of the first municipal waste-to-energy facility in Africa, a 1,400 tonnes per day plant located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has also led the development of several large-scale infrastructure projects in emerging markets in partnership with global Fortune 100 companies.

Samuel is an active investor globally and sits on the board of numerous companies. He is an expert on technology-led development. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Engineering and a World Economic Forum (Davos) Young Global Leader.