InspiraFarms welcomes in new Head of Finance

We are pleased to welcome Stephen Karanja Wagacha as the new Head of Finance. 

Stephen brings to InspiraFarms Cooling over 12 years of experience in finance and accounting experience from across various industries including Education, Business Consultancy and the Renewable Energy Solutions Sector. His experience cuts across East Africa and beyond, where he has spent his career in progressively senior financial management positions in various organisations, steering them on the path to growth and stability. 

In 2016, Stephen joined Twiga Foods Ltd as a Senior Accountant, playing a critical role in the formation of the Finance and Accounting unit, and building an exceptional team that supported the rapid growth of the FMCG business. In 2019, he took on a role as Financial Controller at Glosec Group, Kenya, a group of three companies headquartered in the Netherlands, providing solar and energy solutions and security systems integrations for government projects and the private sector across the African continent. 

Stephen is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CPA.K) with the Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (ICPAK), holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from Strathmore University and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). 

As the Head of Finance, Stephen will continue to upscale the finance department by planning, implementing, managing and running all our finance activities and giving the best financial solutions to our clients, investing in cold chain solutions. 

“My first impression of InspiraFarms Cooling was the passion and knowledge behind the cooling solutions that the team has worked super hard to bring to the market. The financing service solution for mid-large size agribusinesses looking to invest in cold chain assets is a fundamental solution, in a market where such enterprises need to keep cash free for operations. I look forward to contributing to making this more accessible for enterprises across the African continent.” 

About InspiraFarms Cooling 

InspiraFarms Cooling is a leading provider of advanced and sustainable cooling solutions, for high-value fresh produce across Africa, serving exporters, agribusinesses, 3rd party logistics service providers and food supply chains in emerging markets. Founded in 2012, InspiraFarms has the goal of providing agribusiness in the developing world with tools, technology, data and expertise to significantly reduce food losses, energy costs, and access higher-value markets. InspiraFarms Cooling has designed its cooling solutions to minimise food loss, maximise shelf life, reduce OPEX and give access to data; all to maximise ROI at one of the earliest points post-harvest. InspiraFarms Cooling has a range of solutions for the fruit and vegetable, flower, animal protein and temperature-controlled logistics industries.