Keith Wright

Keith M. Wright

President and Chief Executive Officer at Thrive Global, LLC

Location:
713 Arizona Ave Suite 100, Bend, Oregon, United States
HQ Phone:
(541) 419-0157

General Information

Experience

President and Chairman, Global Executive Office  - FH

Education

B.A. degree  - political science , University of Mary Washington

M.S. degree  - economic development , Eastern University

Affiliations

Lecturer  - various universities

Board Member  - Faulu Kenya Limited

Board Member  - Kilns College

Recent News  

Keith Wright
President & CEO, Thrive Global, LLC Keith Wright Keith Wright is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global LLC. Keith has more than 24 years of operational and leadership experience managing complex development and business projects across Africa. He has worked at the community level as well as in leadership roles at the country, regional, global and corporate levels. His experience includes governance leadership in one of East Africa's leading financial institutions and as president of a $150mm global enterprise with nearly 3,000 staff in 26 countries. He has a M.Sc. degree in economic development from Eastern University and a B.A. degree in political science from the University of Mary Washington. Countries in Africa where Keith has had extensive experience over the past two and a half decades include Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, DR Congo, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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Copy, Ken Wytsma interviews Keith Wright, CEO of Thrive Global.
He describes how Keith has used change as his ally rather than his enemy. When asked the question, "what's the secret to surviving change? Wright says,

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Keith Wright
President & CEO, Thrive Global, LLC Keith Wright Keith Wright is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global LLC . eith has more than 20 years of operational and management experience running complex development and business projects across Africa. He has worked at the community level as well as at leadership roles at the country, regional, global and corporate levels. His experience includes governance leadership in one of Kenya's leading micro-finance banks and as president of a $150mm global organization with nearly 3,000 staff in 26 countries. Keith has lived in Africa for over 11 of those years. He earned a M.S. degree in economic development from Eastern University and a B.A. degree in political science from the University of Mary Washington. Keith has provided innovative strategy, project design, management, and implementation leadership across a wide range of sectors on the continent including but not limited to finance, insurance, marketing and product design for local consumers, production and sales market value chains, infrastructure, energy, conservation, agriculture, housing, education, health, leadership training, governance, security, risk management and governance. Countries in Africa where Keith has had extensive experience over the past two decades include Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, DR Congo, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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