Galen began his career as a Senior Analyst on the Africa desk at G3, a leading London-based business intelligence firm. Whilst there he was seconded to Interpol where he created a universal and best-practice curriculum in information management and intelligence for law enforcement combating environmental crime. This went on to become global best practice.
Roles followed at AB Kinnevik, one of Sweden’s largest investment funds, where Galen advised on their East Africa telco portfolio, and at Sunbird Asset Management, a London-based asset finance business acquiring assets across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Following four years in the hospitality industry building a hotel and membership club brand in Kenya and Portugal, Galen joined the OkHi team in Nairobi.
As OkHi’s COO, he led the successful raise of $1.8m during the Covid pandemic. Galen created and implemented the company’s hiring strategy and process. He now focuses on driving OkHi’s commercial strategy as they prepare to officially launch in Nigeria.
Galen holds a BA English Literature from UCL.