Dr Linda Davis

Founder and CEO of Giraffe Bioenergy

Dr Linda Davis is the Founder and CEO of Giraffe Bioenergy, an organization catalysing rural bioeconomies producing food and clean, safe and affordable cooking fuel in Kenya. She has over 15 years of extensive experience in senior-level positions within the renewable energy sector, including cassava ethanol and solar energy production systems.

Dr Davis led the Partnership on Women’s Entrepreneurship in Renewables (wPOWER), a US Department of State initiative that promoted the central role of women in clean energy entrepreneurship across 18 countries. Dr Davis earned her undergraduate degree in Food Science and Technology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya. She completed her PhD in Microbiology and Biotechnology at the University of Western Sydney. She also holds certificates in Project Management, Finance and Accounting.