REGIONAL COMMERCIAL GROWTH LEADER , GE
Deo Onyango is responsible for business development and strategic growth of GE’s portfolio in the Eastern Africa region which includes power, healthcare, rail, and aviation. He is based in Nairobi and reports to Jay Ireland, President, and CEO, GE Africa. Deo began his GE career in 2008 in GE Capital Europe originating and managing a portfolio of clients in the manufacturing/ engineering/ industrials sector. Prior to GE, he was Vice President, Financial Sponsors, in Citigroup’s Institutional Client Group responsible for capital raising and underwriting senior debt for private equity and hedge funds. He joined Citigroup in 2001 in the Private Bank’s financial analyst program. Deo completed his high school education at Lenana School and an undergraduate degree in commerce and economics at the University of Nairobi. He holds a specialist Masters in Finance (Msc) from London Business School and a Graduate Diploma in Investment Management from London School of Economics. Deo currently serves on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce Kenya and Junior Achievement Kenya and is a past Director of AIESEC International. He and his wife have two children.