William Asiko is the chief executive officer of the Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF). ICF is a donor-funded international organization that works with receptive governments in Africa to remove barriers to both foreign and domestic investment in their respective countries.
Asiko’s career includes almost 20 years with The Coca-Cola Company . He started as in-house corporate attorney in his home country, Kenya. In this role, Asiko held various positions of increasing responsibility in a number of countries including the United States, Morocco and the United Kingdom, rising to the position of general counsel for Africa in 2001.
In 2007, Asiko was appointed president of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation & director of public affairs and communications for Coca-Cola Africa based in Johannesburg. Asiko has served on the boards ofseveral companies, including the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Egypt and The Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Barcelona, Spain, The Coca-Cola Juice Company of Kenya, and currently serves on the boards of the Africa Leadership Academy, Discovery Learning Alliance and the Africa-America Institute. In 2010, Asiko was appointed by the president of the Republic of Togo to the International Investment Advisory Council of Togo and in that capacity advises the Togolese Cabinet on investment and development matters.
Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, Asiko served five years as state counsel in the Office of the Attorney General for Kenya and two years as a partner in the law firm of Hamilton Harrison & Mathews in Nairobi, Kenya. Asiko earned a law degree from the University of Nairobi in 1987, and graduated with an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in 2005. He is a non-practicing member of the Kenya Bar. William is married to Christine and they have 3 teenage children.