Nathalie Munyampenda is the Chief Executive Officer of Kepler. By innovating the university experience and providing targeting upskilling interventions, Kepler graduates distinguished learners and leaders who transform their lives, their communities, and their countries. Over 90% of graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation.
Nathalie is passionate about education and the future of work. Without new pathways in education that provide foundational 21st century skills, meets students where they are (equity) and leads to clear employment outcomes, African countries will lag in terms of the future of work. Kepler is building a global model of accessible higher education and upskilling.
Prior to Kepler, Nathalie was Managing Director at the Next Einstein Forum building Africa’s community of scientists, curating the premier science and innovation conference and pushing for science driven industrialization through foresight and policy work.
Nathalie has also worked in the Canadian public and private sectors, and in international social media consulting before working to build the Government of Rwanda’s central communication unit as Coordinator (Director General) in the Office of the Government Spokesperson.
Nathalie has an Honors in International Development and Globalization from the University of Ottawa and a Master’s in Strategic Communication from Seton Hall University.