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Jane Kelly

Head of Enterprise & Livelihoods, Vitol Foundation


Jane has over 17 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. 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.