Sara Menker, born in Ethiopia, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gro Ventures.
Prior to founding Gro Ventures, Menker was a Vice President in Morgan Stanley’s Commodities Group in the Fixed Income Division.
Menker began her career in commodities risk management, where she covered all commodity markets and subsequently moved to trading, where she managed a natural gas options trading portfolio and oversaw structured transactions in natural gas.
Menker attended Mount Holyoke College and the London School of Economics for her undergraduate studies in Economics and African Studies and received an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Menker is Chair of the Board for Truth Aid and a Trustee of the Mandela Institute For Development Studies.
Menker currently resides in Nairobi.