16 Dec December 16, 2020 in Technical Advisor - Mangrove MarketsKenyaesther@blueventures.orgEsther joined Blue Ventures in 2020 to help support the refinement and scaling up of Blue Venture’s Blue forests model and to drive initiatives that help to unlock climate finance for coastal communities, focused on community-led conservation. With a background in corporate finance, deal advisory and due diligence, Esther brings her expertise in building viable financial and business models to the mangrove ecosystem and will support in taking mangrove conservation initiatives from inception through to realisation.. Before working for Blue Ventures, Esther worked at KPMG East Africa as a Senior Financial Analyst where she was engaged in M&A transactions, mainly in conducting financial due diligence, business valuations, building and reviewing financial models, market research, infrastructure project management and strategy development among other roles. Esther is keen to build a career in impact investment, mainly climate finance. In her spare time, Esther has a passion for travel and is proud to have explored all of Kenya’s coastline, a bit of Tanzania and Mozambique coastline as well. She is also a passionate cook and enjoys making fun home videos with her family.