Meet the Team


Freddy West


Freddy is currently a Director at CDC Group, one of the largest investors in Africa and South Asia. She leads CDC’s Human Capital team, providing support to Boards & Senior Management teams across Africa and South Asia.

Freddy has over 15 years of experience. Prior to CDC, Freddy founded and built two companies, gaining extensive experience in building high growth teams and operations in the UK and East Africa. Before that she worked in the US with WPP, the world’s largest marketing company. Freddy is a trained coach and holds a BA from Oxford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Through her current role, Freddy provides KCH with deep insight into the challenges and gaps that exist in human capital across Africa. Her previous entrepreneurial and operating experience across East Africa also positions her to help us think through how best we can support scaling organizations in finding top talent to drive their growth agenda.