John Kihia

John Kihia

Director, Field Innovations, KickStart International

John Kihia is the Director, Field Innovations, KickStart International. He is responsible for management of all field and market test for new products and services at KickStart before they are rolled out for marketing. Previously he was the Country Director Kenya for 12 years. He set up the Impact Monitoring function at KickStart then ApproTEC 22 years ago.

Kihia holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Cross Sector Partnerships from Cambridge University, UK and is a graduate from University of Nairobi with a Bsc. Agriculture (Hons). He has over 25 years of experience working in the rural economic development sector specifically with small scale farmers. He previously worked at ICRISAT as a Technical officer and at KIOF as the Resource Centre Coordination.