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Andrew Mclachlan is the Senior Vice President of Development in the Sub-Saharan Africa at Radisson Hotel Group. As respected hotel deal-maker passionate about developing hotels & resorts across Africa, he established the group’s presence in the region by opening a dedicated Africa development office in Cape Town in 2007 and is now spearheading the Radisson Hotel Groups growth strategy in this important emerging market under its new brand architecture with an accelerated 5 year growth strategy focusing on scaled growth with multiple hotels in select cities offering partners a specific brand solutions for specific market opportunity.
Mr. Mugerwa James is the Managing Director of Pearl Marina Estates. He is responsible for the delivery of the vision for Pearl Marina as a leading resort destination in Uganda and East Africa. Prior to joining Pearl Marina, James was the Managing Director & CEO of Shelter Afrique where he launched various large-scale housing projects: Rugarama- 2,700 units, Bukerere- 4,000 units & Kenya Police-20,000 units. Mr. Mugerwa holds an MBA from Johann Wolfgang University of Frankfurt. He is also a Member of the Association of Italian Credit Managers (ACMI) and a Co-Founder and Advisor of A-For Value, Dubai.
Vimal is the Founder and Managing Director of Smarter Workplace. He is a specialist workplace consultant with a core strength in workplace change management, having already acquired a wealth of practical experience in commercial strategic design, specialising in the corporate financial sector and commercial workplace design. Working alongside architects, developers and end occupiers, to establish futureproof accommodation and flexible workplace strategies and flexible workplace environments to adapt to the changing markets. Vimal specialises in researching future workplace trends, examining the shift in workplace design over the decades, but he brings a variety of other skills to every project including change management, interior design and move strategies.
Futuristic thinker, entrepreneur and senior executive with substantial experience of Real Estate, large scale master-planned projects, cities planning and economics, shopping malls design, development, construction and operation, entertainment, digital disruption, Innovation labs, property development and management, with over 20 years of development and planning
experience in Europe and the Middle East. Active senior player in the Real Estate Portfolios and Retail industry, Hussam is international speaker and advisor on the topics of Mega Development, Cities planning and governing systems, shopping malls and new Retail Trends, Disruptive Innovation, Data Analytics and the cognitive business models, Mixed-Use real estate development, place making, urban planning, smart cities and large-scale shopping Malls development. Designing and managing FUTURE THINKING LABS to bring Innovative Schemes and Futuristic Vision for businesses In his various roles, Hussam has been pivotal in creating value across conglomerate and private groups by improving their Design Thinking strategies, governance systems, implementing innovative and international best practices in the planning, development, and management to bring superior performance and returns
FA Johnstone Oltetia is the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company (KMRC). KMRC was established with the principal objective of addressing the long-term funding constraints hindering the growth of the primary mortgage market and reducing the funding cost of residential mortgages and availability of housing finance to Kenyans. KMRC is one of the key pillars of the Affordable Housing Project under the Government of Kenya’s BIG 4 Agenda. Mr. Oltetia also holds the position of Senior Adviser, Financial Sector at the National Treasury, advising on policy matters relating to banking, capital markets, pensions, insurance and other financial services. Prior to this, Mr. Oltetia was the Manager Market Supervision at the Capital Markets Authority-Kenya for over fifteen years, responsible for oversight of Listed firms, Exchanges(s), CSDs, Asset Managers, Investment Banks, Stock Brokers and Investment Advisers among others. A Certified Investment and Financial Analyst and holder of MBA and B. Com degrees. Member (in good standing) of Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (ICIFA), Institute of Directors of Kenya (IOD) and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Mr. Oltetia is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School.
Debra Erb is Managing Director for Africa at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Kenya. Ms. Erb has over 20 years’ direct experience in mortgage lending and over 12 years of international housing finance experience. Previously, Ms. Erb served as Senior Director – MBA International, responsible for international membership development and liaison between international and U.S. mortgage banking companies and organizations. In addition, she managed MBA’s international conference operations and the International Mortgage Institute. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (International Non-Profit Management) and a B.A. in International Business Communications from George Mason University.
Mr. Kariuki is the Managing Director of Centum Real Estate. Prior to holding this position, he served as Centum Investment Company Plc Group Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Centum, he served as an Associated Director within the Financial Advisory and Assurance business units of Pricewaterhouse Coopers. He holds a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Planning from Heriot-Watt University (UK), a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University (UK) and Bachelor of Technology degree in Process Engineering from Moi University. He is a chartered accountant and a Certified Executive Coach.
Andrew Chimphondah is Managing Director of Shelter Afrique, the Pan-African finance institution dealing exclusively with providing affordable housing finance and advisory solutions in Africa. He is a CA, a member of SAICA and ICAZ. He holds an MBA in International Finance and is currently completing his PHD thesis on innovative housing finance solutions for the affordable housing market. He has more than 20 years’ Finance and Business executive leadership experience in real estate finance, retail and wholesale banking. He has hugely successful business turnarounds and fundraising initiatives in several housing finance corporations.
Emma Miloyo is the President of the Architectural Association of Kenya. She is also a practicing Architect and partner at Design Source with vast experience in the building industry in the East and Central Africa region. She was voted “Top 40 under 40 Women in Kenya 2011” by the Nation Media Group’s Business Daily. Emma is an Eisenhower Fellow (2015). Emma is a Director at Kiota School. She has served as a member on various boards and committees including, Konza City, Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors, BORAQS and the Steering Committee on Buildings of Architectural and Historical Significance.
Kenneth has more than eleven years of fund management experience garnered both in East Africa and Europe. Kenneth has been directly involved in investment strategy, portfolio management and product development covering listed equities, private equity, direct and listed property, fixed income and money market sectors. He has advised pension funds, insurance companies, individual high net worth and institutional investors across Eastern Africa. Kenneth has worked with Commercial Bank of Africa in Kenya, Allianz SE in Munich, Germany, and is currently at STANLIB Kenya where he serves as Chief Investment Officer for East Africa. Kenneth serves as a Director at the Kenya Bond Market Association and sits on the Advisory Board of Ascent Capital – an East Africa Private Equity Fund.
Ilaria joined CDC in 2013 where she is a Director with focus on equity investments in Real Estate. She has also led CDC investments in two East African commercial banks. Before joining CDC, Ilaria worked for AIG Global Real Estate where she was responsible for investments in Emerging Europe, Russia, and Turkey in all assets classes, including hotels and logistics. Before AIG, she worked for the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development with responsibilities for real estate equity investments and project finance.
Cathal Conaty is a founder of IHS and serves as a Managing Director responsible for Portfolio Management. He is chairman of the Investment Committee, which approves all IHS investments and dispositions. Mr. Conaty brings extensive experience in residential property investment, spanning portfolio management, deal structuring and negotiation, financial engineering and the management of major renovation projects. In various positions over the past twenty-five years, he has set up and managed private investment funds, served as a Regional Vice President of property management specializing in the turnaround of troubled properties, and represented investors’ interests in a variety of market-rate and subsidized properties. Mr. Conaty holds an MBA from IESE, Barcelona, Spain and a BA from University College in Dublin, Ireland
Anthony Mwithiga is an investment management professional with over 17 years’ in managing pension, insurance and unit trust investment portfolio across East Africa. He currently works for CBA as Chief Investment Officer and Head of Wealth Management. Previously, he served as General Manager of investments at the UAP-OLD Mutual Group and before that as STANLIB’s Chief Investment Officer for East Africa. Anthony holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics & Economics from Kenyatta University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Nairobi. He is also a Fellow of the Kenya School of Monetary Studies and Johannesburg School of Finance. He is a full member of the Institute of Investment & Financial Analysts of Kenya (ICIFA) and an Associate and Trainer for the Certified Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) In addition, Anthony is a Leadership graduate of the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Studies (GIBS), Strathmore Business School (SBS) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He holds Non-Executive Directorships roles at Invest-In-Africa and IHub-Kenya and serves as an Investment Consultant for the East and Central Africa Association of Social Security organizations (ECASSA). Anthony is currently pursuing a PhD degree program in Finance at the University of Nairobi
Dr. Olaka is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), an appointment he took up in October 2010. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the Association, covering industry advocacy, development and sustainability. Previously he was the Director of Operations of the East African Development Bank (EADB) based in Kampala after serving as the Resident Manager in Kenya. He earlier served the bank as the Head of Risk Management and as the Chief Internal Auditor. Before joining the Bank, he had been with Banque Indosuez (now Bank of Africa) as the Internal Auditor. He started his career at the PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nairobi in the Audit and Business Advisory Services Division. He sits on a number of boards representing the KBA. These are the Kenya Private Sector Alliance, Kenya School of Monetary Studies, Higher Education Loans Board, Federation of Kenya Employers, Centre for Corporate Governance and the National Research Fund. He holds a Doctorate of Business Administration from USIU-Africa, a First Class Honours BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nairobi, and an MBA in Finance from the Manchester Business School in the UK. His PhD study was on the influence of strategic leadership on the implementation of strategy in the commercial banks in Kenya. He is a member of the Institute of the Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and the CFA Institute. He is an alumnus of the Strathmore School of Accountancy and has a good command of the French language.