Teresa Mbagaya


Principal, Investments

Teresa is a principal at Omidyar Network where she focuses on education strategy and investments in Africa.

Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Teresa served as Microsoft’s education lead in East and South Africa. She led regional teams in the implementation of learning solutions across 10 countries, impacting millions through initiatives centered on digital education transformation and youth skills development. As the Head of Econet Education, Teresa drove the development of Zimbabwe’s first digital education platform. The business provides overlay education services targeting over 5 million subscribers in Zimbabwe.

Teresa has been listed by Forbes as "30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa" and has served as an advisory member on the Global Education Platform under the UN Special Envoy for Global Education. She is the co-founder of Bidii Children Foundation, a nonprofit that funds tuition support for students in Kenya.

Teresa received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University.

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Nairobi
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Investment
INITIATIVE
Education
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