Vandana Thottoli

About Author

Vandana Thottoli has over 18 years of experience as a development and management professional, with experience spanning multiple geographies and sectors. Her expertise includes business development, digitalization, ESG/impact investing, and private/public sector partnership development. She enjoys mentoring young entrepreneurs and is on the advisory board of multiple start-ups. She believes that her experience as an entrepreneur and her ground level practical experience in both Asian and African markets will enable young entrepreneurs to avoid investment pitfalls and strategize better for growth and sustainability. She loves reading and is especially curious about science, technology, sapiens and psychology. Vandana is a self-confessed flâneuse and landscape junkie, spending most of her free time traveling and interacting with people from different cultures and backgrounds. Vandana currently works with a development NGO in Nairobi but the views expressed in WT are her own and does not reflect the views of her organization.