Audrey Cheng is the founder, former CEO (2014-2021) and current board member of Moringa School, a learning accelerator headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya that teaches skills like coding to African youth to increase their employability potential and launch their careers.
During her 7 years leading Moringa School, Audrey built and led a team of over 100 people to train over 4000 students in Kenya and Rwanda with an average 85% job placement rate, created strong partnerships with the likes of DOB Equity, DEG and Mastercard Foundation, launched 3 high-quality, proven courses and engaged with over 100 employers. Moringa was selected as one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Africa and Financial Times and IFC’s “Finalist – Achievement in Sustainable Development, with a focus on Education, Knowledge and Skills”.
For her work, she was selected as one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs and World Economic Forum’s Top Female Innovators in Africa. Moringa’s aim is to train over 200,000 knowledge workers through market-driven education by 2030.
In March 2021, Audrey decided to step back as CEO and move onto the board of Moringa to drive larger, systems-level change in human flourishing and support other entrepreneurs and companies to grow. She is currently a Selections Committee Member of I&P’s Education to Employment Fund, a three-year initiative which aims to support 30 education entrepreneurs in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Senegal.