Co-Founder & Managing Partner, The Continent Venture Capital
Carisa Graf-Suleman is an experienced international executive with significant investment, operations and marketing experience across ICT, technology, consumer goods, automobile, beverage, hotel and aviation sectors. Carisa built one of the largest internet services companies in Kenya, capturing 30% of the corporate market.
While a resident of Kenya, Carisa founded and established the American Chamber of Commerce in Kenya, the largest professional business organization in the country, serving as the founding President. She cultivated and built relationships with CEOs representing top American companies as well as leading Kenyan companies with interests in fostering closer business ties with the US.
Born and raised in South Dakota, Carisa is a graduate of the joint Coaching and Consulting for Change Executive Specialized Master’s (MSc) program at HEC and the University of Oxford. She holds an MA in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and BA (hons) in Economics from Hamline University.