Kim Niquette, CEO
Kim Niquette has over 25 years’ experience of business and financial analysis ranging from VC funding for nano technology in Silicon Valley, World Bank financed student loan schemes offered through a major US bank in the Philippines, to setting up the first microcredit program in post genocide Rwanda. Kim is responsible for strategy and growth, while maintaining Kivu’s core values of integrity, honesty, and commitment to our clients.
Prior to founding Kivu, Kim was the COO/ Finance Officer at two San Francisco high technology companies where she was responsible for improving operations and funding levels prior to successful acquisitions.
Kim worked for the relief organizations CARE and IRC in Central and East Africa on microfinance and small business initiatives. She also worked for the US State Department as a democratization officer in Bosnia.
Kim received her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Boston University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude having rowed for the women’s varsity crew. She received her MBA from the Haas School of Business, U.C.
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