Elsie is the Founder of Elcy Investments Ltd with its power subsidiary Leadwood Energy; a specialist energy advisory company focused on renewable energy projects. She is also one of the financial transaction advisors to the Government of Kenya on the country’s crude oil prospects and is considered a thought leader and a key policy maker in East Africa’s energy markets.
Elsie is also an entrepreneur and energy trader with more than a decade of experience as a physical energy trader for some of the world’s largest trading houses – Goldman Sachs and J.P Morgan – covering markets in coal, emissions, power, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and crude oil. She is experienced in both the logistics of the physical markets and the financial products for each of the commodities.
Elsie is an expert assessor for the Global Development Network and has professional accreditations with the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment in FSA Financial Regulation and Commodity Derivatives. She holds a dual degree in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University and studied Biology at Harvard. She is also the co-founder and Board President of a United States 501C3 Charitable Organization – Ekenywa.Org