Natalia Sánchez Herrera
Founder and Managing Partner
Having lived and worked in more than 15 countries, Natalia has extensive experience in emerging markets in Africa, Eurasia and Latin America.
She has met hundreds of policy makers and business leaders for the production of investment reports published in Fortune Magazine, BusinessWeek Bloomberg and other international media. This exposure has given her a wide understanding of growth opportunities in different markets and industries. As Manager of the Africa Desk at Rödl&Partner she assisted non-African investors and international institutions with their African projects. She also managed West Africa for Africa Investor and was Country Director in South Africa for Oxford Business Group.
Her 20 years of experience in emerging markets and business development include leadership roles in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Mozambique, Morocco, Cape Verde, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Maldives. Natalia also consults for European, African, and Latin American companies wanting to invest, trade or establish business relations across regions.
Natalia is co-founder and managing partner of Kili Partners, an advisory, business development and project management firm that assists clients to access growth opportunities and markets across the African continent. She is also a member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa, a member of the Institute of Business Advisors of South Africa, member of the advisory board of the Madrid Start-Up Community Forum and in the global leadership dialogue of the GIZ and Asian Development Bank focused on gender and governance.
Natalia has a postgraduate in Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Cape Town. She holds a BA in International Relations and Diplomacy obtained in Paris and Heidelberg. She speaks Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Italian, and German and is currently learning Mandarin.