Laura Akunga Muriithi Mwenje
is a Dynamic Kenyan Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive; The Founder and CEO of Benchmark Solutions Limited; a privately owned company with operations in several countries across Africa, Middle East, Asia-Pacific region and Europe.
Benchmark Solutions Limited is a member of International Loan Markets;
offering Specialized Trade & Projects Financial Advisory Services to African Governments, Financial Institutions and Privately Owned Companies. To date, under the leadership of Laura, Benchmark Solutions Limited has arranged transactions of over US Dollars 1 Billion.Some of Benchmark’s interventions under Laura’s leadership include;
Laura’s academia is in International Business Administration with a major in International Finance and Marketing from United States International University and further training in Corporate Finance and Real Estate Financing from International Faculty of Finance, London, United Kingdom.
Laura has received various awards and recognition both locally and internationally; some of these include The Young African Woman Entrepreneur of the year in 2010, Laura was named among Top 40 under 40 Women in Kenya by Business Daily Africa 2014 and crowned The Most Influential Young Woman Under 30 in Kenya 2014, Timeless Woman of Wonder 2015; Fortune 500 – US State Department Most Powerful Women Mentee 2015; Financial Warrior Award in 2015 by Pan Africa Magazine presided over by The African Development Bank; Enterprise Warrior Award in 2018 and Woman Owned Business Award in 2018 by The East African Business Council, an arm of The East African Community. Due to her achievements; Laura has been called to serve in Board positions of leading global Organizations; including being the Vice Chairperson of AWEP, African Women Entrepreneurship Program – Kenya Chapter until 2021 when she was appointed as The Chairperson.
Laura is an Alumni of The US State Department programs, having benefited from the Global Ambassador’s Program in 2015 and the Fortune Most Powerful Women – US State Department Mentoring Program in 2015. Laura is a philanthropist taking up girl-child orphans whom she educates, mentors and Supports their medical welfare.