Our Team

Walking shoulder to shoulder with Giants

Philip Odino

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Investments and Strategy Lead

Philip is a Co - Founder and a Managing Partner at Winam Capital Investments. He leads the investment and strategy arm of the firm. He is an alumnus of the Linnaeus Palme fellowship program and holds a MSc. degree in Design for Sustainable Development from Chalmers University, Sweden. Philip previously served as the Managing Director of INBOX Africa, a Business Advisory and Consultancy firm that worked towards nurturing entrepreneurs by providing them access to useful resources and linkages that could enhance their growth.

Inbox Africa later pivoted to become Winam Capital where apart from building capacity we will be investing Early Stage Seed Capital into SMEs Based in the Lake Victoria Basin Region across all sectors. Mr. Odino also previously worked with Mistra Urban Futures/Kisumu Local Interaction Platform (KLIP) which is a participatory knowledge generation, exchange, dissemination and application arena bringing on board stakeholders from the public sector, academia, civil society and the practice from and around the environs of Kisumu city, Kenya. At KLIP he was involved in the International Pilot Project funded by SIDA and Chalmers University in Sweden where he is an Alumnus. His responsibilities revolved around conducting research on providing a comparative review of the governance and policy of urban sustainability, understanding how the knowledge and skills of different individuals, groups, communities and organizations are integrated with-in urban sustainability policies in Kisumu and its implication on practice.

Key Competencies

  • Deal Structuring
  • Leadership and management
  • Networking
  • Project Management and Planning
  • Negotiation
  • Business Modeling

Caroline Odera

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Partnerships & Communication Lead

Carol is a Co-founder and a Managing Partner at Winam Capital where she leads the partnerships and communications strategy. She is an alumnus of Mandela Washington Fellowship 2017 –Young African Leaders Initiative, at Rutgers State University of New Jersey, USA and a Professional Development Experience at the Women’s Campaign International Organization in Philadelphia.
She is also an alumnus of Akili Dada and Spark Kenya change makers. Moreover, Carol has been named as one of the 100 most positively inspiring youths in Africa-Positive Youths Africa (PYA). She Holds MBA in Strategic Management (University of Nairobi), Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and Diploma in Business Management (Kenya Institute of Management). Caroline founded Women In Sustainable Enterprises (WISE), Kenya- a social enterprise that works towards empowering women through alternative sustainable enterprises. She believes in equal economic opportunities regardless of sex and gender and passionate about working with youth and women led/owned start ups towards building their legacies and creating impact.

Key Competencies

  • Business Mentorship
  • Talent aquisition
  • Leadership Training and Development
  • Strategic Planing
  • Partnership development

Philip Pande

Managing Partner, Research and Advisory

Philip Pande is a Managing Partner at Winam Capital in-charge of Research and Advisory. He has experience in Research Management, Developing Business Models for Social Enterprises, Strategy Development, Start-ups Mentorship, Managing Governance and Public-Private Sector Relations.
Philip has spent over four years conceptualizing and spearheading initiatives to advance both public and private sector development in the region. He has hands on multi-sectorial experience in healthcare, education, water and environment, agriculture & food security, fin-tech, trade and investments among other sectors and projects.
Previously, Philip worked for Botho Emerging Markets (previously Botho Limited) and Sino-Africa Center of Excellence (SACE), where he delivered a number of assignments, including the Inaugural State of Social Enterprise Survey in Kenya. He was a very instrumental part of the due diligence team for the Lions Den Season 2. At Botho and SACE, he worked closely with the CEO to further South-South Trade and Investment while leading a vast international team as the COS to the CEO. Philip has recently been actively advising the Kisumu County Environment and Water Sector and leading the Strategy and Partnership team resulting to various rapid responses placing Kisumu at the top in the said sector countrywide. Philip is presently working on his thesis to complete his MSc. degree in Leadership and Governance at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT) and holds a BA in Economics & Sociology from Chuka University where he served as the youngest ever member of the University Senate representing Students as Director Academics. He is actively advancing causes in sustainable development, social entrepreneurship, governance and impact investment.

Key Competencies

  • Research Management
  • Developing Business Models for Social Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership Training and Development
  • Strategic Planing
  • Managing Governance and Public-Private Sector Relations