Emma Rono Stellenbosch Business School Skip to main content


Emma Rono, is a specialist in the grants, fund and project management spaces, with strong donor/funders and university relationship, deep understanding of fund management and extensive experience in university capacity building in Sub Saharan Africa. Emma provides fund management and governance advisory services to Universities, foundations, individuals and international organizations on strategic growth and fund management. Over the last 13 years, Emma has built up extensive experience in non-profit making organisations, universities and institutional public-private partnerships. Most recently she was the  programme officer with African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and currently involved in Academic Programmes Development for a private International University and involved in the governance of a public University in Kenya.  A member of Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Institute of Directors. Emma holds a Master of Development Finance from University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting and Economics from University of Nairobi, Kenya in addition to other professional certificates.