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Jane Kelly

Head of Enterprise & Livelihoods, Vitol Foundation


Jane has over 18 years of experience working in private sector development across sub-Saharan Africa catalysing economic growth through market based interventions and inclusive business models. As Head of Enterprise and Livelihoods at the Vitol Foundation Jane focuses on building co-funding partnerships to support innovative investments which promote wealth and job creation across Africa, Asia and Latin America. She also supports the Vitol Group on their CSR interventions. Prior to joining Vitol Jane headed up Comic Relief’s Trade, Enterprise & Employment and Social Investment work focusing on agricultural supply chains and enterprise development. Now based in London, Jane spent 10 years living in Zambia working in both the non-profit and private sectors, having previously worked in marketing communications before moving into the development sector. She holds an MSc in International Development.