Pete Ondeng is the Executive Chairman of Lead Africa Foundation, an organization he co-founded in 2012 to inspire new thinking and strategies for addressing impediments to social and economic progress in Africa. He is a US Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and author of several books including Africa’s Moment, a highly personal and insightful perspectives on the paradoxes of Africa’s quest to become a more positive, peaceful and prosperous continent.
He has lived and worked in Africa, Europe and the United States and has over 30 years of executive leadership experience with an array of public and private organizations. He served for four years as Africa Director for Oikocredit, an international impact investment organization, before before returning to Kenya to take up an appointment by Kenya's President, Mwai Kibaki, to head the East Africa secretariat for NEPAD, a Pan-African economic development initiative.
In 2017, Pete ventured into Kenya's political arena as an independent Presidential aspirant. He withdrew from the race after a few months to support another third party candidate. He is a sought after speaker and frequently provides strategic advice to business, institutional and political leaders.