Who We Are

About Us

Sera Afrika offers consultancy and advisory services targeting the development and successful implementation of data-driven policies.

At the intersection of technology and policy lie innovative approaches to sustainable success for organisations, communities, and governments. We unlock data use cases that promote safe intra-African trade as a catalyst for the development of a sustainable and inclusive continental economy.

We are dedicated to designing strategies and informing policies responsive to realities on the ground, creating sustainable ecosystems that build a better Africa for Africans.

Our Mission

To achieve positive impact for current and future generations by developing responsible research-backed policies and data-driven implementation strategies that sustain inclusive socio-economic development.

Our Vision

A prosperous Africa propelled towards self-sufficiency by sustainable Intra-African Trade.

Our Leadership Team

Kate Krukiel

Managing Director

Kate drives the strategy, operations, and delivery of the Sera Afrika team. She served as the United Nations Director for Microsoft for 12 years and worked heavily in the Middle East and Africa, breaking down social, political, and language barriers to create lasting change in emerging markets. A computer science background, she has over 20 years of experience building solutions, teams, and business models to spur social and economic development. Kate brings expertise in the creation of sustainable partnerships between government, private sector and the UN/NGO world which are critical to the successful development of Africa.

Louis Otieno Onyango

Chair

Louis provides strategic leadership to the Sera Afrika team. With over 30 years of experience as a technology and business leader, Louis has accrued a unique set of experiences from the public and private sectors in the US and Africa. He drove the vision and business growth for Microsoft in Africa where he held various senior roles including that of being a founder director of Microsoft 4Afrika. Louis has served in ICT advisory roles to the COMESA Business Council & various African governments. He is also a board member to various private and public listed companies.

Elisa Munthali

Director

Elisa is a healthcare policy leader and public health expert with over 20 years’ experience in organisational management, strategic leadership, business development, and consensus-building in both the United States and Africa. She is the former Senior Vice President, Quality Measurement, of the National Quality Forum—a not-for-profit organisation that works to catalyse healthcare improvements in the US through evidence-based standards, public-private partnerships, consensus building, and quality measurement and reporting. Elisa is currently the global public health consultant for the Health and Rights Education Programme (HREP), Malawi, playing a pivotal role in ensuring community health advocacy and better integration and equitable delivery of community health services throughout Malawi. She also advises HREP leadership and the responses to emerging public health issues by the Community Health Ambassador of the Malawian Ministry of Health.