Bilha is dedicated to the transformation of Africa through the building of multiple industries and platforms. She is a notable thought leader and solutions architect who is driven to bridge gaps in climate, technology, education, youth and leadership for the overall emancipation of Africa.
Bilha is a co-founder of Jacob’s Ladder Africa, an organization aimed at accelerating African youth participation in the Green Economy. She was CEO of the African Leadership Academy where she worked on pathways to enable young leaders to solve Africa’s leadership challenges. As CEO of Africa’s Talking, Bilha expanded the company into 20 markets, with offices in 14 African countries, over seven years. She has supported the growth of several early-stage tech startups. Bilha was the first employee of the Dalberg Nairobi office, where she helped scale Dalberg’s footprint across Africa and multiple clients.
Bilha has been recognized on the Choiseul100 Africa 2022 ranking, is a Desmond Tutu Fellow and was awarded the Woman of Firsts- Excellence in Education Award by CMMI. Bilha holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Economics from MIT. She is a Yale Emerging Climate Leaders Fellow.