Kajunju joins the Foundation from Africa Integras, where she served as director of strategic partnerships. Africa Integras, a New York-based firm, invests in the development of education infrastructure, including academic facilities, student hostels and faculty housing at African universities.
Prior to her role with African Integras, Kajunju was president and CEO of the Africa-America Institute (AAI), a New York-based non-profit dedicated to strengthening human capacity in Africa. She is the first African to serve at the helm of the oldest non-profit organization of its kind in the United States.
A native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kajunju also founded the Bashi Group, an international consultancy focused on education and entrepreneurship in Africa in 2016.
With 20 years of experience in entrepreneurial and economic development, she joined AAI from the Workshop in Business Opportunities (WIBO), a New York-based non-profit small business development service provider serving New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, where she was executive director for 10 years.
Kajunju previously served in program positions at the International Executive Service Corps and Social Science Research Council and interned at the Center for Humanitarian Outreach & Intercultural Exchange and The Carter Presidential Center.
She is a founding member and Vice-President of the Board of ANGELAFRICA, a non-profit organization whose mission seeks to build a network of business and professional leaders and promote economic growth in Africa.
Kajunju is on the board of numerous organizations, including Junior Achievement Africa, Education Congo and Walnut Hill School of the Arts.
Kajunju holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations with an emphasis on economic development from Brigham Young University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in finance and management from New York University.