2022 EAPI SPEAKERS
2022 EAPI SPEAKERS
EAPI is privileged to host some of the foremost professionals working in property investment today. As the goal of our summit is to enrich the working experience of our delegates through relevant information and insights, we take great care in selecting a high calibre of speakers, who, in many respects, set the tone for the summit. Futhermore, as a speaker you get the most visibility and the most significant corporate brand exposure. If you would like to get in touch with us about speaking at EAPI, please contact Kfir Rusin email@example.com
Mr. Charles Hinga Mwaura is the Principal Secretary of the State Department of Housing and Urban Development of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development of the Republic of Kenya. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from Kenyatta University (Kenya) and a Bachelor of Accounting Science (Honors) from the University of South Africa. Charles co-founded Pamoja Capital, an advisory firm with offices in Nairobi and Johannesburg where he served as the Chairman until 2017.
Robert is Managing Director of CBRE Excellerate Kenya. CBRE Excellerate are a pan-African real estate services firm that are part of CBRE Group, the largest Real Estate firm in the world. Primary services in Kenya include but are not limited to Property Management, Brokerage/ Advisory & Facilities Management. Robert is a passionate supporter of technology in the property space, has developed apps and customised systems for enterprise use.
Worked with loads of companies in retail and manufacturing and in the process a master of the FMCG and retail industry both from the inward side (operations) and the outwards (client relation and general trade). Specialties: Brand sales and marketing, operational efficiency goals
Dolapo Omidire is the Founder and Team Lead at Estate Intel. He spent over 2 years at Broll in Nigeria as the Lead Research Analyst working on market and feasibility studies for international and local institutional real estate investors. Dolapo also spent over a year at AXA Mansard Investments as an Alternative Investment Analyst. Dolapo is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (UK) with a specialty in Commercial Property Research and also holds a BSc in Investment and Finance in Property from the University of Reading, UK.
Ewart Salins is currently the Chief Executive at Apollo Asset Management Company based in Nairobi. He has over two decades’ experience in capital markets having started out his career as an actuarial consultant with Hymans Robertson before transitioning into investment banking working with African Alliance, Kestrel Capital, Dry Associates and the Old Mutual in various capacities. He is currently a Director at the Kenya Association of Stockbrokers and Investment Banks (KASIB) and a member of the Fund Managers’ Association where he chairs the Alternative Investments Committee. Besides dedicating his time to the capital markets, he is actively involved in mentoring and supporting young Kenyan entrepreneurs and university students.
Ruth is a seasoned investment expert with a wealth of experience in the Real Estate industry. Her experience in the industry spans 17 years having worked in different sections of the Real Estate industry such as valuation, property management, REIT management, portfolio management, agency, listed real estate, capital raising and fund administration. Ruth was instrumental in setting up and managing the first listed Real Estate Investment Trust in East Africa, then Stanlib Fahari I-REIT, later ILAM Fahari I-REIT. She has also served in various capacities as an advisor at industry and policymaking levels on developing interventions meant to transform the Real Estate Investment space and deepen the capital markets in Kenya. Ruth is the current chairperson of the Policy, Research and Publications (PPR) Sub-Committee of the REIT Association of Kenya (RAK), a Board Member at the Valuers Registration Board and an examiner for the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK). Ruth has also held various speaking and investor education engagements as part of her strategic professional development initiatives and giving back to society.
Kioi is the Co-Managing Director for IHS Kenya responsible for Credit and Portfolio Management. He comes with over 28 years’ experience in Real Estate Investment and Development. Over the years he has gained International experience in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa across different asset classes working for sovereign backed asset owners and blue chip Development and Construction companies. He holds an MBA from Bradford School of Management in the UK, an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering from Loughborough University in the UK and a Diploma in Building Engineering from the Kenya Polytechnic. He is affiliated to the Institution of Engineers of Kenya, the Institution of Civil Engineers in the UK, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK and The Urban Land Institute in the US.
Tayo Odunsi is a Chartered Surveyor with over 10 years of professional real estate experience. He holds an undergraduate degree in Estate management from the University of Lagos, a MSc. Real estate finance and investment degree from the Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK as well as a MBA from the Imperial College London. Some of his previous roles were at FBN Capital, GTHomes and ARM Investment Managers. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) and the African Real Estate Society. He also serves as a Director at Ventures Park, the leading co-working space in the heart of Abuja. He’s an ardent art lover, valuer and curator. Tayo enjoys soft rock, gardening and mentoring young people.
Ngatia Kirungie is an investment professional and the head of the Kenya Pension Fund Investment Consortium (KEPFIC) secretariat. KEPFIC is a consortium of local pension funds with approximately USD 5.25 billion in assets who have come together to jointly assess and invest in infrastructure opportunities in the East African region. The KEPFIC Secretariat is responsible for initial deal screening and outreach and engagement with institutional investors (including non-KEPFIC members), project sponsors, government, policy makers and external stakeholders. Ngatia has extensive experience from large financial institutions in New York, London and Nairobi and is the founder of Spearhead Africa, a Nairobi based property and infrastructure advisory business, delivering innovative financial structuring and alternative sources of capital to businesses in East Africa. Prior to founding Spearhead Africa, Ngatia was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs in London where he led the firm’s Africa fixed income sales and credit coverage, and was responsible for leading financing and public market investment transactions valued at over USD 5 billion across Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Angola and South Africa. Ngatia was also responsible for the firm’s structured finance origination and distribution efforts in Africa, providing local corporates, state-owned enterprises and infrastructure investors with financing solutions across the capital structure ranging from vanilla debt to structured equity investments. Ngatia is the lead housing and infrastructure finance advisor to the Kenya Urban Support Program (KUSP) which is a USD 300 million program funded by the World Bank with the objective of establishing and strengthening urban institutions to deliver improved infrastructure and services in participating counties in Kenya. Ngatia is a graduate of Vanderbilt University where he received his MBA (Finance and Investment specialization). He received a Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration (Honors) from the United States International University in Nairobi and is a 2019 Obama Foundation Africa Leader.
Richard is the CEO of Africa Logistics Properties. ALP is a local company that specialises in developing modern distribution centres and industrial warehouses with flexible designs and specifications to cater for the ever-changing needs of today’s logistics, distribution and light manufacturing operations. It also offers Built-to-suit options for clients with specific requirements. ALP is a long-term landlord with inhouse property management including site-based staff to efficiently meet tenants needs. Richard is originally British and now a Kenya resident, he has sound financial skills with considerable experience in multi-jurisdictional project structures and legal agreements as well as deep experience of the Russian and UK market. Richard has 14 years’ experience on developing warehouse facilities. Earlier in his career Richard worked in audit, IT and residential property development. He worked with ALP founding CEO, Toby Selman, at Raven Russia the listed warehouse developer operating in the Russian Federation and CIS states for 12 Years before moving to Kenya in 2017. Richard’s role in Raven Russia was Development Director and he oversaw the construction or acquisition of 1.2m sqm of warehouses in that role. Following Toby’s exit from ALP he became CEO in May 2019. Richard’s current priority is to lease space at ALP North/Tatu and the development of a wider range of buildings for second site at ALP West/Tilisi. Construction of Tilisi commenced in June 2019. Richard is undertaking a Strategic Review to identify new markets for ALP in East Africa both for speculative warehouse development and demand driven projects. From a base in Kenya, before becoming the CEO in May 2019, Richard then COO managed the ALP North project 50,000sqm of warehouse facility, at Tatu industrial park, delivering this both on budget and on schedule. Richard graduated BA in business studies, Kingston business school and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors as well as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales.
Peter is jointly responsible for JLL’s African operations spanning Sub-Saharan Africa and Maghreb, including shaping the firm’s strategy across the region. A passionate believer in a firm’s culture as a differentiator, Peter focuses on assembling high quality teams and resources in local markets which collaborate effectively amongst themselves and regional colleagues to deliver the best possible results for JLL’s clients under the broader JLL global strategy. Peter was previously COO and CFO for the region, having joined JLL in 2013, and before that worked for KPMG Corporate Finance in Johannesburg in various capacities. With a deep understanding of complex operational environments against the backdrop of real estate, he has been instrumental in growing the firm into a world class, multifaceted and connected real estate services business with broad reach across the continent. He is a Chartered Accountant (SA), and also holds a degree in Mechatronics Engineering (cum laude).
S. Solomon Darnell is an engineer, scientist, researcher and professor holding degrees of increasing expertise in the fields of Computer Engineering (Bachelors), Software Engineering (Masters) and Computer Science (Doctorate). S. Solomon completed his education and held several jobs in the US. A few of those jobs include: academic mentor/tutor (Calculus I-III, Differential Equations, Engineering Physics, and the entire Computer Science curriculum), software engineer, IT technician, software manager, consultant and researcher. On the continent S. Solomon has excelled as a research scientist and research fellow. S. Solomon has been writing software for 25 years and performing research for 13. To his credit are 16 scientific articles and 5 patents. S. Solomon currently works with @iLabAfrica as a Data Science/AI research fellow.
Terryanne is a Media and Communications professional with more than 15 years’ experience in Media practice, Media Leadership and Management. She has dexterous knowledge and awareness of industry trends and possess strategic links with key personalities across the African continent, and an in-depth grasp of communication dynamics and is regularly called upon to moderate high-level economic panel discussions and debates across the world. A budding entrepreneur, Terryanne is a co-founder of Keyara Botanics a non-toxic botanical skincare brand that believes in the nexus between science & nature. She also the curator of Africa’s Leading Ladies, a community with a membership of over 400,000 women from Africa, which gives access to information, learning, Mentorship, Coaching as well as access to networks that enable African women achieve their highest potential.
Amrish is the founder and director of Urban Green Consultants who are at the forefront of the green building movement in Kenya, having helped achieve the first LEED certified building in the country and currently engaged in over 25 additional green building projects both locally and in seven other African countries including Ethiopia, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Senegal. He has extensive project experience in green building design and certifications, building and energy simulation modeling, carbon auditing, environmental impact assessments andenvironmental and development approvals for a diverse range of projects. Amrish is an accredited LEED GA, Green Star AP, EDGE Expert, EDGE Auditor and WELL AP. Amrish has also held a position on the board of the Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS) since 2014. KGBS is an independent, non-profit society formed to lead the transformation of the Kenyan Property industry to environmental sustainability. It was formed to assist the public and private sectors to combat climate change and ensure that all buildings are designed, built and operated in an environmentally sustainable way allowing Kenyans to live and work in healthy, efficient and productive environments.
Sandile has over 12 years’ experience in Finance and Investments, including 9 years’ experience in real estate, with over 6 years with Standard Bank. Currently, he is a Senior Transactor for the Africa Regions team responsible for real estate transactions in East Africa. He has been involved in a number of real estate transactions across the African continent for the Bank, including an equity bridge for a private market income fund and a multijurisdictional syndicated transaction, for a portfolio of assets across four countries. Sandile holds a BCom degree in Accounting, Management Accounting and Finance from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and a BCom (Accounting) Honours degree from the University of South Africa.
Timothy Kuria is the Head, Industrials, Corporate Banking at KCB Bank Kenya Limited that is part of the KCB Bank Group. Reporting to the Executive Head, Client Coverage and Director, Corporate Banking, he is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the Industrials and Hospitality Team. His banking experience spans over 22 years and covers a range of sectors including industrials, hospitality, energy, natural resources, transport (road, ports, rail and airports), telecommunications, large local corporates and multinational conglomerates, across leading banks that include Stanbic Bank Kenya Ltd (part of The Standard Bank Group of South Africa), Commercial Bank of Africa Ltd (now renamed NCBA), African Banking Corporation Ltd and KCB Bank Kenya Ltd. He holds a Master in Business Administration (Finance) degree from University of Nairobi, Kenya, a Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Finance) degree from Kenyatta University, and various banking qualifications from The Institute of Bankers in South Africa, Damelin School of Banking (South Africa), Standard Bank of South Africa and Standard Bank (Mauritius).
Mr. Masika has over 23 years of experience in the Property Industry. His specialties include Urban Property Valuations both in Kenya and in the East African region. He is also well versed in Property Management and Estate Agency Services and Feasibility Studies. His expertise spans valuation of various categories of assets including land buildings, furniture, fittings and equipment. He holds a B.Sc. in Land Management from The University of Reading, UK. He is a full member of Institution of Certified Investment and Financial Analysis (ICIFA), a full member of The Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK), a licensed and registered valuer by The Valuers Registration Board of Kenya and a Registered Estate Agent under the Estate Agents Act. Mr. Masika is the immediate past CEO of the Fahari I-REIT having joined the team running the first listed REIT in Kenya & East Africa in November 2016. During his leadership tenure, the REIT successfully grew its portfolio by acquiring a Grade-A Commercial Office building in Lavington Nairobi. Mr. Masika is a partner at Lloyd Masika Limited and heads the Agency Services and is also the current Chairperson of the REITs Association of Kenya (RAK).
Mbithe Muema is an Investment Banker with 15 years of experience covering African capital markets, having worked in African and Global financial hubs. She is the Chief Business Officer at the Nairobi Securities Exchange. Mbithe is an Investment Banker having worked with individuals, SMEs & Corporates in the areas of capital structuring, business strategy, financial analysis, investor relations, debt management, and investing and wealth generation. She has worked in various roles ranging from CEO, Infallible Group, Head of Africa Equity Sales at Exotix Capital, Head of Sales Kenya at African Alliance, Head of Research, East Africa at Renaissance Capital, all of which have culminated in her passion for empowerment of Africans to generate wealth in African capital markets. She’s well versed with corporate finance and capital markets and brings her experience to this program to enhance the value of capital markets in the area of debt issuance for Kenyan SMEs .
Michael is a successful entrepreneur with over 15 years’ business experience in multiple sectors, including business services and retail. He is also committed to creating wider social impact in education through innovation in finance and through social enterprise partnerships with KOFISI. Michael cofounded KOFISI, the leading provider of quality, flexible workspace, fit out and facilities management in Africa. Responding to client demand and market opportunity, KOFISI, set a goal of being Africa’s top provider of inspirational and engaging workspaces. KOFISI and Sunbird (KOFISI’s parent company) operates in over six African countries including Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, and Nigeria. KOFISI has 6 offices centres in Nairobi, one in Lagos and Dar Es Salaam with 4 Centres planned for the near future.
Mphokolo is an infrastructure finance specialist, currently holding the position of Executive Head Energy and Infrastructure for the East Africa region at Standard Bank. Having commenced her career in investment banking, her professional experience spans Coverage, Treasury, Transactional Banking, Structured Finance and Infrastructure Finance. This infrastructure sector led trajectory, is through her experiencein concluding transactions the aviation, industrial, power, health and transportation industries across both the public and private sector client base. Her area of competence is across the debt spectrum for corporate and state owned entities, through structuring and executing transactions in various markets. Her exposure and experience in asset based and infrastructure finance transactions includes select equity and asset risk in assets such as power generation plants, aircraft and locomotives, which are core to the operations of the aviation, mining and select industrial sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (Pietermaritzburg) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) –Investment Management degree from the University of Johannesburg. Her industry accolades include being awarded the Association of Black Security and Investment Professionals (ABSIP)Young Talent Award in 2006 and the Project Finance Deal of the Year in 2016(Government of Kenya Ministry of Health/General Electric managed equipment services) and in 2018(Roggeveld 140MW wind power plant).She currently serves:-On the Board of Trustees of the Africa Women in Energy Development Initiative.-As a member of the BRICS BWA Energy Security Working Group. To plough back and participate meaningfully in the economy, she has leveraged her professional skills by serving as a Non-Executive Board Member of the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SOC) Limited in South Africa, also having served as a member of select sub committees of the Board. She enjoys long distance running, having completed various marathons over the years. The most notable of these being completing the Comrades Marathon in 2009and obtaining her Six Star Finisher medal in 2019 post completing the 6 world marathon majors. Her passion for the African continent, more specifically its diversity in culture, has prompted her to improve her French, as one of the languages spoken in 31 out of 54 countries on the Continent (and internationally).She resonates strongly with social contribution and giving back, through various BCom –Business Finance, Economics & Marketing B Com (Hons) –Investment Management initiatives and pledges, including her involvement with and having served on the Student Strategic Enterprise Programmes of the African Leadership Academy. Leveraging off her network and running to access privately funded donations, she has raised funds for social impact and charitable causes. She is an avid supporter of African fashion, designers, art and culture, best and often expressed through the informal sector, which is developing and gradually becoming a formalised and profitable industry, to harness the potential of artisans and in support of their creativity and livelihoods. Mphokolo has been a member of Rand Merchant Bank’s(“RMB”)Investment Banking Division (IBD) Strategic Forum, a sub-committee of RMB’s IBD Management Board. Members of the board are appointed by recommendation for a 2 year term and are tasked with identifying, developing and implementing strategic initiatives which are pertinent to the Bank’s operations, influencing the sustainability and strategic objectives of the Investment Banking division.
James is a seasoned professional spanning over 25 years of Pan African banking experience in multi Country Business Strategy and Leadership, Country Business Leadership, Corporate Banking, Asset Finance and Treasury/Markets He has held a number of executive management positions at various financial institutions including Barclays Bank of Kenya, Barclays Bank of Uganda and Kenya Commercial Bank He has held the position of the Corporate Banking Director Barclays Kenya now Absa Bank Kenya PLC since November 2014 and now holds the role looking into the East Africa market as the Regional Corporate Banking Director. James also has 11 years of Board experience and has served in the Boards of Barclays Uganda and the Boards of KCB subsidiaries in South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi Prior to joining Barclays Kenya/Absa Bank Kenya, he worked as the Chief Business Officer for Kenya
Commercial Bank Group for 3 years and also served as the Corporate Banking Director for 1 5 years His leadership has seen completion/execution of key deals in key sectors in Energy, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Transport et al. James holds several accolades including recipient of the ‘Corporate Banker of the Year’ at the Think Business Banking Awards 2019 He holds an
Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School, an MBA from the IESE Business School in Spain and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nairobi.
Based in Cape Town, Daniel focuses on accelerating and executing the Radisson Hotel Group growth strategy in the English-speaking countries across Sub-Sahara Africa, particularly, South Africa. Another key focus in Daniel’s portfolio is the raising of finance for hotel owners in order to expedite both new developments and conversions across the African continent, working closely with the rest of the African Development team. Daniel recently joined Radisson Hotel Group after six years at HTI Consulting, focusing on hotel development, acquisition finance raising and hotel brokerage. Having held previous positions at JP Morgan (London), LaSalle Investment Management (London), and JLL (Johannesburg), Daniel will significantly aid Radisson Hotel Group’s owners and their financial requirements with his wealth of knowledge and expertise in debt finance raising requirements of owners, deal-making and financial analysis. Daniel brings complementary skills to the development team across the continent and is a key member in driving Radisson Hotel Groups new five-year plan for Africa.
A South African national, Daniel holds a Business Science Degree from the University of Cape Town, where he also completed his master’s in financial economics and international trade.
Johan Kaburu is a seasoned banker with a career spanning over 20 years’ in Personal , Business and Mortgage Banking. He is currently, the Regional Manager & Head of Mortgages for Absa Bank Kenya’s Retail & Business Bank. John’s experience has garnered him the coveted Absa , Africa Regional Operations Shujaa Award in recognition of his contributions to the Bank.
Samantha heads Hilton’s Development across East Africa focusing on brand expansion across 12 countries in the region. Her hospitality career of 27 years spans three continents – USA, Europe and Africa – in various roles in development, operations, management, consulting and advisory. Previously, she was the Managing Director and co-founder of a consulting and management firm focused on the extended stay and serviced apartment market in Kenya. Prior to this, she worked in hospitality asset management in Boston, MA improving the performance of hotel assets under institutional ownership managed by the main hotel brands such as Starwood, Marriott, Hilton and Hyatt. She holds a Masters degree in Hospitality Management (MMH) specialised in hotel real estate finance from Cornell University, USA, a Bachelor of Science degree in International Hospitality Management from Hotel School Les Roches, Switzerland and a Diploma in Hotel Management and Administration from Kenya Utalii College.
Ronald Philip heads strategy across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia for Agility Logistics Parks, a leading developer of warehouse parks and part of the $9Bn Agility conglomerate. In his role, Ronald leads strategic planning, partnerships and growth into new markets, new asset classes and building new capabilities. In Africa, Agility Logistics Parks already has a presence in 5 countries and is expanding further. Prior to Agility, Ronald worked with McKinsey & Company, focused on real estate and infrastructure sectors, serving CxO and Minister-level clients globally. He worked with the World Economic Forum, PwC’s infrastructure practice, GE Consumer Finance and the World Bank earlier in his career. Ronald was educated at Harvard University and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode. Ronald is engaged in the proptech space in his day job at Agility and personally as an angel investor in and advisor to proptech startups in Africa.
Elizabeth Wasunna-Ochwa is the Business Banking Director at Absa Bank Kenya PLC. Elizabeth has vast experience and skills in:
In her present role at Absa Bank Kenya Plc, Elizabeth is responsible for leadership and growth of Commercial and SME Banking, Business banking Trade and cash management, Islamic Banking, Vehicle and Asset Finance and Agri Business. Under SME She is spearheading women in business proposition with proactive partnerships including as ITC (International Trade Centre) under SHE Trades, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry ( KNCCI), Kenya Private Sector Alliance ( Kepsa) & Kenya Association of Manufactures ( KAM) just to name a few. Elizabeth’s banking career and experience spans over 25 years having started off her career in Barclays Bank of Kenya as a trainee. She has worked in two other Tier 1 banks in different capacities, most recently as the Head of Business Banking at Standard bank in Malawi. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing and Strategic Management both from USIU.
She is a 2020/2021 recipient of following awards:
Westmont is a substantial and respected owner of hotel real-estate across four continents. Prior to leading Westmont’s Africa investments, Ewan fulfilled a number of leadership roles within the continent’s hotel industry, notably with Lonrho, African Sun and InterContinental Hotels Group. Westmont’s portfolio substantially operates under the brand systems; Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Hilton, Marriott and Radisson. Ewan was born in Glasgow, Scotland.
Jeremy Awori is the Managing Director and CEO of Absa Bank Kenya PLC since February 2013. He has extensive experience in executive leadership having held senior positions in different multi-national financial institutions across the United Kingdom, North America, Asia and Africa. In addition to his responsibilities at Absa Bank Kenya PLC, Jeremy serves on the Boards of Absa Financial Services Limited (AFS), First Assurance Holdings Limited as well as several Absa Bank Kenya subsidiaries. He is a former Chairman of the Kenya Bankers Association, where he sits on the Governing Council, and a retired board member of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA). In 2020, Jeremy was appointed by the President to the Board of Kenya COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. He is also a Board Member of the United Nations Global Compact Network Kenya. His exemplary leadership was honored by the All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) which ranked him among the top 2 Business Leaders on the continent in 2018. He has also been voted top CEO shaping the business agenda in Kenya by Business Monthly for two three consecutively. Jeremy is a passionate thought leader on Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Innovation and sustainable business practices. He is a sports enthusiast and has competed in swimming internationally. He obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Manchester University in the United Kingdom. He is also a fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Institute and a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
As engineering consultants and trusted advisors, Zutari co-creates an engineered impact that enables environments, communities and economies to thrive. Few others can match our local capacity, long-standing presence and understanding of the challenges required to operate successfully across various regions in Africa and the Middle East. We have created an impact across Africa for almost 90 years (1932 to 2022) and remain committed to this continent, making us the perfect partner to those less familiar with working in Africa. We are experienced in international projects and our Global Design Centres allow us to bring world-class solutions to our clients. Alastair Bush leads the Zutari Business in East Africa and has more than 20 years of experience working in the region. He knows the territory and is passionate about the Impact Zutari creates through the projects we deliver. Alastair strives to understand the IMPACT of all projects on communities, economies and the environment. Alastair’s project experience spans the full range of Zutari’s business and specifically cuts across the built environment, gold and diamond mining, breweries, ports and container terminals, as well as the oil and gas sectors.
Lasse is a Development Principal at Kasada Capital Management and his primary responsibility is originating hotel investment opportunities. Prior to joining Kasada he was a Director of Development for Westmont Hospitality Group, one of the largest privately held hospitality organizations in the world, looking after their acquisition strategy across Africa. Before Westmont, Lasse spent over ten years with Hilton where his last primary role was to grow Hilton’s portfolio of brands throughout SSA. Prior to his Hilton Development Director role, Lasse was part of Hilton’s inaugural Feasibility and Investment Analysis team for Europe & Africa where he later directed the team in Middle East and Asia Pacific based out of Singapore. Lasse has 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry spanning four continents. He holds an MBA from Cornell University and IMHI-ESSEC Business School in Paris. He has previously worked in both consultancy and hotel general management roles. Lasse is Estonian and speaks English, Estonian and Finnish.
Matthew has held various executive position having worked and led teams across Africa and in the United Kingdom. This has involved key strategic roles across project deliver and the management of business and project teams. Matthew has experience that covers multiple sectors, including residential, commercial, hospitality and mission critical facilities – Data Centres and Healthcare. His expertise is a particular focus on planning and delivery strategy from pre-development to construction of Capital Projects. Matthew started is career gaining experience with an International General Contractor where he held the role of commercial engineer for projects across Africa and in the United Kingdom – thereafter holding a Project Director position for a global design firm. This role included the delivery of Design & Build projects through the bid, planning and delivery stages of the project. Followed by various consulting roles as a Strategic Advisor for Private Finance Initiatives (PFI) in the UK and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) for the Department of Health, South Africa More recently Matthew has played an integral role in the management of teams and projects across Sub-Saharan and North Africa – including project controls, planning & programming, cost reporting, design management, risk management and reporting.
Nashon holds Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, the University of Nairobi. He has built an astounding career in Construction Project Management with extensive experience in building projects ranging from Residential, Commercial, Malls, Hotels, and Industrial plants in East Africa. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Beacon Africa Consultants – a project and construction management consultancy firm based in Nairobi. Mr. Okowa is the Chairman Association of Construction Managers of Kenya (ACMK) and an author. He serves as an advisory council member of the Construction Management Foundation, South Africa. Nashon is an Author and a regular columnist for Standard Newspaper, Kenya.
Raghav Gandhi is an emerging markets specialist with over a decade’s experience in the real estate industry across South Asia, UK and the Middle East and Africa. Raghav is the CEO of RedBird & Partners – a real estate consultancy specializing in development and investment mandates. He has overseen the development of more than 2.5mn sq.ft of real estate across different asset classes, raised $550 million for a developer in India and was also part of the founding management team of a commercial real estate venture for a leading conglomerate. Currently, he is leading the implementation of the REITs for Acorn Holdings Limited, which are to be launched in late 2020/early 2021.
Shadrack joined JLL as an Associate in the Valuation department in May 2018. He previously worked at Regent based in Nairobi, Kenya, where he undertook valuations for financial reporting, loan security, and acquisitions and disposals for clients that included banks, pension funds and individual property owners across East Africa. At JLL, Shadrack has undertaken valuation advisory assignments in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, South Africa, Ivory Coast, and Cameroon. Shadrack’s experience spans several property types, including mixed-use, office, retail and industrial. Shadrack is also experienced in Property Management and Feasibility Studies and has gained valuable experience in these areas that complements his valuation expertise.
Mr. Mbae was appointed Managing Director of Vipingo Development Ltd. in August 2017 and is responsible for the establishment of the region’s new economic hub at Vipingo. Kenneth joined Centum in 2010 as an intern in the real estate team and has grown to his current position though delivery of various projects including leading the setup of Pearl Marina (UG), establishing the estate and mall management business within Two Rivers Development, setting up Vipingo Development from value creations all the way to ground breaking. He also served as the Ag. Deputy Managing Director of Athena Properties. Kenneth has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry from Kenyatta University and a Harvard Graduate School of Design alumni having completed the Advanced Management Development Program. He is also a member of the Project Management Institute and Institute of Directors (Kenya).
Corinne has worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the largest multilateral development bank in the world, for over twenty-five years, investing debt, equity and venture capital across real and financial sectors. Her work in climate finance began in 2003 and has spanned Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. Corinne currently leads global operations for the IFC’s Green Building Market Transformation Program which launched the EDGE certification commercially in 2015. EDGE (https://edgebuildings.com/) has certified about 38 million sqm of green floor space in typologies ranging from offices to datacenters and from luxury to low income housing. The free EDGE design software and streamlined online certification process has revolutionized IFC’s real estate investment practice. IFC’s green building investment commitments now exceed $7.5 billion. EDGE was designed to facilitate capital flows to green construction. It has been adopted by over 30 financial intermediaries and is recognized worldwide as a robust eligibility criterion for green finance and a hassle-free reporting tool for climate impacts. EDGE allows building sponsors to get recognition from financiers for the quantified superior performance of their buildings, whether that be 20% energy efficiency or net zero carbon. Building on the success of the EDGE system, the IFC Green Building Market Transformation Program is also now piloting the Building Resilience Index to measure a building’s preparedness to climate and seismic hazards specific to its location. Corinne has an MBA from INSEAD, France, and holds a degree in modern languages from Cambridge University, UK. She comes from the UK and loves visiting her in-laws in Goa.
Gerhard has 14 years’ experience in property finance and has held various senior positions in retail and investment banking. A chartered accountant with an MCom (cum laude) from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, Gerhard was the Head of Real Estate Finance: Africa Regions at Standard Bank before joining Nedbank in 2018.
Jeff Gable is a Managing Principal, Head of FIC Research and Chief Economist for Absa Group. His research teams cover fundamental macroeconomic and market strategy research on South African and across numerous Sub Saharan markets. Jeff joined the South African business from Barclays in late 2006 as part of the build out of the investment bank. In his 25 years as a professional economist Jeff’s career also spans Deutsche Bank in London, the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, and the Canadian central bank. Jeff studied Economics at the University of Western Ontario and Queen’s University, Canada.
Tilda currently works as Research Associate at Estate Intel. Prior to working at Knight Frank from 2019 – 2022 as a Senior Analyst for Africa, Tilda worked as a researcher in Kenya and the broader African context. Her work ranges from the publication of academic papers, market reports to public sector research. In 2018 she was part of the working committee on police housing reforms in Kenya. Tilda holds a Bachelors in Real Estate Management from the University of Nairobi.
Sebastian is the founder and CEO of CPS, the largest private urban developer in Tanzania and Zanzibar. CPS has built more than 1,000 residential units in Zanzibar and has projects worth more than 500 million USD under management. Sebastian is a Civil Engineer by profession specializing in Corporate Real Estate Management and Real Estate Transactions. He has gone through the real estate departments of Deutsche Bank, PwC and KPMG. His vision is to create a new circular economy based on the massive demand for equitable housing by building with decarbonizing materials like Cross Laminated Timber grown in sustainably managed forests and produced in East Africa. With this circular economy in place, CPS wants to create homes and communities that are strong, safe, sustainable and accessible to all, adding value for people to build an environment worth living in.
I currently have the privilege and responsibility of overseeing Knight Frank’s business in Kenya. Knight Frank LLP is the leading independent global property consultancy, serving as our clients’ partners in property for over 125 years. Headquartered in London, Knight Frank has more than 20,000 people operating from 488 offices across 57 territories. Recruiting and retaining exceptional people is key to Knight Frank’s continued success. As such, I get the pleasure to work with a dynamic and canny group of colleagues out of our base in Nairobi, the commercial capital of East Africa. Should you require any advice or assistance with building, leasing, buying or selling real estate please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or please visit our website www.knightfrank.co.ke. Most of my career has been spent providing advice and building businesses across multiple global markets. As a result, I have a strong knowledge of international corporate growth and commercial real estate. Given my studies at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, I began my journey in the hotel yield management space before growing into a hospitality development specialist and then transitioning into more generic leadership. I am a firm believer that real estate has a vital role to play in a global future that is socially and environmentally conscientious, responsible and sustainable.
I have over 20 years experience in Financial Services both within South Africa and Globally. My global approach to client centric solutions and risk management provides a unique perspective to the range of multinational clients supported. My experience has allowed me to provide pragmatic solutions in commercial real estate, risk analysis, business process and risk management. My subject matter expertise has impacted external and internal stakeholders (including multinationals) in both strategic, financial and operational management. I have managed change in different environments, developed high performing teams and partnered with other Executives on an ongoing basis. This results in positive outputs for the Company I am part of and innovative solutions to our clients.
John leads Turner & Townsend East Africa. John is an experienced business leader with a proven track record of delivering results across a wide range of project and geographies – Africa, UK, Ireland and the Middle East. He has over 15 years significant experience in a large range of roles including Operations, Regional Management, Business Development, Commercial, Contract and Project Management. He is an energetic, proactive, results driven strategic leader having worked with and led multicultural teams on Programmes in both the Private and Public Sectors. He has an excellent track record across a number of market sectors including Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, manufacturing, Retail, Residential &
Commercial projects with values ranging from $100k – $450m. John holds an MSc in Project Management from the University of Liverpool.
As Head of Hotel Advisory in Sub-Saharan Africa, Wayne focuses on delivering strategic advisory services to local, regional and global clients across Sub-Saharan Africa. Wayne has over 14 years’ experience in the hospitality real estate industry. His broad range of experience includes hotel feasibility assignments, commercial due diligence for hospitality platforms and portfolios, hotel asset management and operator selection and management contract negotiations. Wayne joined the team at JLL in 2015, prior to which he was a Senior Consultant with a regional hotel and tourism consulting firm. Other previous roles include analyst at JSE listed Hospitality Property Fund and Consultant at hospitality and tourism advisory firms. Wayne has a BA in Tourism Development from the University of Johannesburg, a PDM from WITS Business School and an MSc in Property Studies at the University of Cape Town.
Godfrey Tapela is a Senior Investment Officer at IFC based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is responsible for investments in the commercial property including affordable housing, retail and tourism sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. Godfrey joined IFC in 2001 and previously worked for ABSA Bank, Eskom as a Projects Engineer and for DLV Consulting Engineers and Stewart Scott Consulting Engineers as a Consulting Engineer. He holds a Master in Business Leadership from UNISA, a BSc Electrical Engineering(Hons) from the University of Zimbabwe, a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Institute of Marketing Management and is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa.
Pius is the founding CEO of Nabo Capital and his passion is to connect investors to lucrative opportunities across Africa. With more than 15 years’ experience success-fully investing in Africa, he has overseen investment transactions in excess of $500Mn and investment returns in excess of $82M. Pius was part of the dream team that formulated and successfully implemented the now famous “Centum 2.0 Strategy” that began the exciting journey of transforming Centum, a $60 Million investment firm, into a $700 Million AUM outfit. On the back of this remarkable success, Pius led his team at Centum to spin off into an independ-ent investment boutique, Nabo Capital, which is now managing over $200m. Nabo Capital is 100% owned by Centum.
Leveraging on his wide networks, he has helped reputable institutional clients from US, Europe, Asia and Africa to acquire sizable stakes and break into top ten share-holders’ list in some of the most coveted blue chip companies on the continent. Pius is a CFA charter-holder, a Certified Public Accountant and a member of The Institute of Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and holds a Bachelors of Com-merce Degree. He is also a Tutu Fellow, and a Certified Life Coach.
Khalid Omar is a Senior Business Development Professional with over 16 years’ experience across Sub-Saharan Africa mainly in Management Consulting focusing on downstream Oil & Gas projects, Specialized Supply Chain & Logistics projects, Power Generation (for Renewable and Non-Renewable plants); and working on PPP’s with regards to Emergency Power Generation, Rail and Port Terminal JV’s & privatizations mainly in Southern & West Africa. He was involved in securing and developing the La Mamouna Gas Pipeline in Morocco for SDX energy in his previous posting before Turner & Townsend with SMEC International. His specialisation has been in starting up operations in new geographies and reviving flagging Business units. Over the years he has come to be known for his ability to match Financiers with projects, especially in the Power Generation, Ports and Extractives industry. Khalid has worked for and with notable multinational firms such as Total International, UN-WFP, MISC, McKinsey and SMEC international in his role as Business Lead and Business Deal generator and is now the Head of Business Development for Infrastructure for East Africa for Turner & Townsend. His experience has taken him across 30 African countries across East, Southern, Central and West Africa.
Pumi joined Gateway Real Estate Africa in May 2018 and is currently responsible for conducting due diligence research on potential real estate projects as well as the procurement of professional services. Pumi’s experience in stakeholder engagement positions her well for interactions with land and property owners, local council authorities and the various project teams. Prior to joining Gateway Real Estate Africa, Pumi held the position of Development Manager at hospitality group Sun International. She gained valuable property development experience as client representative for a 56 500 m2 mixed-use development comprising retail, residential, office and hotel component in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Some of her responsibilities included the analysis of market research and feasibility options, defining requirements with the design team for the development, as well as internal and external stakeholder engagement. Other hospitality developments that Pumi was involved are the development of the mixed-use development of Sun Time Square in Menlyn Main Tshwane (South Africa) comprising of a casino, an events arena able to accommodate 8 000 seated guests and 238 key hotel. The development of a new 60key hotel at Sun Meropa Hotel, Polokwane (South Africa) and various other projects at the iconic Sun City Resort in the North West province of South Africa.
Charles is a dynamic real estate investment professional specializing in deal origination, investment screening, capital structuring, fund raising and real estate asset management with over 5 years’ managerial experience. He is the Senior Property Advisory Manager at Britam Asset Managers (K) Ltd where he heads the real estate advisory services for both institutional and high net worth investors. He has particularly undertaken investment advisory assignments for Pension Schemes in relation to structuring tenant purchase schemes (TPS), joint ventures (JVs), resettlement action plans (RAP), forward leases, debt swaps among others. He is a registered valuer with the VRB, registered estate agent with the EARB and is a full member of the ISK where he served as a member of the special committee that developed the ISK Valuation Standards 2021. He holds a MSc Real Estate Investment Finance from Oxford Brookes University and a Bachelor of Land Economics from the University of Nairobi.
Hooman Ehsani is an established property developer and investor, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Hooman has been involved in developing over 1,000,000 sq.ft of award-winning and iconic retail, hospitality and residential projects in the country, including the Village Market shopping mall, Tribe and Trademark hotels, and the luxury Palm Valley gated community among others. Mr. Ehsani is a member of the Nairobi YPO Chapter, part of a global network of over 25,000 CEO’s, and is also a certified mediator in Kenya and separately by the International Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution with a focus on commercial and real estate matters. Mr. Ehsani graduated from Tufts University in Boston, USA with degrees in Economics and International Relations.
Sakina is a Director at HassConsult, a leading property advisory firm and is an economist with more than ten years of real estate experience in property development and research. Holding a BSc in Economics and Management Studies from Cardiff University as well as an MBA from the United States International University, she pioneered the release of East Africa’s first property price index, the Hass Property Index and HassConsult’s own research division. A recipient of the KPMG Business Daily’s Top 40 Women Under 40 award, Sakina is also an
advisor to Kenya’s top property development firms and global financial institutions looking for market driven data to drive decision making and policy.
Johnstone is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company (KMRC); responsible for the establishment and operationalization of the Company. 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. The Company is one of the key enablers of the Affordable Housing Pillar of the Government of Kenya’s BIG 4 AGENDA. From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Oltetia held the position of Senior Financial Sector Adviser at the National Treasury of Kenya, responsible for policy matters relating to banking, micro finance, capital markets, pensions and insurance among others. Prior to this, Mr. Oltetia was the Manager Market Supervision at the Capital Markets Authority (CMA)-Kenya for over fifteen years, responsible for oversight of Listed companies, Securities Exchanges(s), Central Securities Depositories (CSDs), Asset Management companies, Investment Banks, Stockbrokers and Investment Advisers among others. A Certified Investment and Financial Analyst and holder of MBA and B. Com degrees. Member of Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (ICIFA) and Institute of Directors of Kenya (IOD). Mr. Oltetia is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School holding a certificate in Innovating Public Policy & Service.
Managing Director, KAYDEE group of companies. Prior to joining KAYDEE, Vijay was a portfolio manager focused on alternative investments. His core expertise is centred around Asset
Allocation and Portfolio Management with a particular focus on Distressed Securities & Value investing, Turnarounds, Private Equity and Venture Capital. He started his career at Man
Investments but spent his formative years at Atlas Capital Ltd (London). He was most latterly a portfolio manager at London & Capital. Vijay holds a BSc. (Hons) in Banking and International Finance from Bayes (formerly CASS) Business School; City, University of London.
Mr. Sanchez has more than 25-years’ experience in M&A transactions, private equity exit strategies, IPOs, extensive international business expansion initiatives, and capital raising efforts. Prior to joining EchoStone, he was Managing Partner of S4 Growth Partners, a growth consulting firm leveraging proximity-based engagement technologies. Prior to S4, Mr. Sanchez held various senior financial and executive positions, most recently at Sigma Marketing Group, LLC and Concentrix Corporation. Mr. Sanchez received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with dual concentrations in Accounting and Finance from Northeastern University.
Stella has 15 years of experience in Property Finance lending (Mortgage), Diaspora-Banking, Retail Banking Product Development, Market Communication, Sales, and Marketing in local, regional, and diaspora markets. Her role at NCBA is to grow the Retail Banking property Finance book. In addition, she is involved in establishing and developing strategic partnerships with various players in the real estate industry value chain and positioning Property Finance solutions within the respective Retail Banking Customer Value Propositions as well as in the Kenyan Market. Stella is a Daystar University Alumni, holds an MBA in Strategic Management and Bachelor of Art Communication from Daystar University, a Diploma in Project Management and Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing, and a Certificate in Real Estate and Agency Management. She is a member of the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) Women in Real Estate and Women on Board Network. She is also a RBA-certified Trustee.
Andrew has contributed to the successful growth of the Boogertman + Partners Nairobi practice with several local and international award-winning projects. The eight year old practice has recently been recognised as one of the Top 100 companies in Kenya and has ongoing work across education, residential, industrial and logistics projects. Recently Andrew and his team have completed the Africa Logistics Properties warehouses in Tatu City which received Africa’s first EDGE Industrial Development certification. Ongoing work in this sector is the design and build of a number of facilities within the Tatu City industrial park as well as work for GRIT Urban logistics and CTM in Kenya. With a B.Arch from the University of Oregon, and a DIS ( Denmark International Studies ) from the University of Copenhagen, Andrew brings a keen interest in developing, analysing and testing architectural solutions for clients. He is a proud member of the Architectural Association of Kenya.
Wayne Troughton is CEO of HTI Consulting. He has been in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries for 22 years. He has held positions in 5-star hotels for 10 years in the UK and South
Africa. He began consulting with Grant Thornton in South Africa, providing specialist consulting services. In 2003, Wayne left Grant Thornton as an Associate Director to start his own specialist tourism, hospitality and leisure consulting company, focusing on Africa and the Middle East. Wayne has worked on more than 200 assignments in 35 countries, mostly on the African continent. Wayne has consulted for IFC and World Bank on investment climate issues and tourism programs in Africa.
Robyn founded Legacy Realty in 2015 which is a philanthropic real estate firm that delivers real estate services in Kenya. Robyn Emerson is a leader and urban development professional with over two decades of specialization in programme and business management, public policy advocacy, urban governance and organizational development. She has extensive work experience in Kenya and United States of America. Robyn has founded, actively fundraised and managed a diverse set of development organisations over the last 25 years. She has worked as an entrepreneur and a corporate executive. She has been a leader in political campaigns calling for sensitivity and responsiveness in the USA. She has also worked with international development programmes related to education, housing, health, community empowerment and physical planning.
Zoravar Singh is a Managing Director of iJenga, an integrated real estate development and investment company. Previously, Zoravar served as General Manager at Equity Group Foundation, CEO of Community Lab, a social enterprise at The Earth Institute at Columbia University, and a real estate investment banker at Merrill Lynch in New York. He started his career as a management and technology consultant at Accenture. Zoravar received a Bachelors of Commerce in Operations Management from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Business Administration in real estate and finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he served as student body President
I have predominantly worked for investee development companies to Managing Director and CEO level, demonstrating a proven track record in successfully establishing, operating and exiting real estate investments. Over twenty five years of emerging markets experience in Europe, South America and now in Africa, developing across all commercial asset classes (office, hotel and retail), residential and large mixed-use developments. Highly motivated, with strong leadership and entrepreneurial skills to successfully manage and grow development companies, meeting institutional standards on governance, reporting, risk mitigation and value creation. Strong technical background in design and construction, with a very good working knowledge of investment practices to enhance value through the investment cycle of either a standalone development or platform business. Proven ability to adapt a business model to changing markets and to consistently deliver good returns. Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of development from project sourcing, land acquisition, joint venture structuring, underwriting, equity and debt raising, design studies, financial reporting through to design, procurement, asset management and disposal.
James is responsible for all aspects of Fusion’s Real Estate Portfolio from deal sourcing, structuring, and fundraising, through project development implementation, to asset and investment exit. James has been with Fusion since 2009 where he worked as a fundraising manager in the UK, before joining the Kenya deal team as a portfolio manager in 2014. Fusion Capital is a Real Estate Developer and Private Equity Firm designed around the needs of local businesses in the emerging economies of East and central Africa. We are currently managing a portfolio of 12 ongoing real estate projects and have presence in Nairobi, Kigali, Kampala and Dar es Salaam.
Simon Ardonceau joined the JLL Sub-Saharan Africa Strategic Consulting team in 2016 to develop the substantial potential for customised real estate consulting advice across the continent. He currently has strategic inputs on a wide range of assignments, and has been involved on several high profile and complex developments across Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Gulf Corporation Council. His 15-year experience in the real estate industry has shaped his niche expertise in property related market assessments, development advisory as well as financial and investment analyses. Simon holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD, a Master in Management from EDHEC Business School, and a Master in Real Estate from the European Business School.
Charles read law at the National University of Rwanda and has more than ten years of experience in housing and housing finance. Having worked in various senior capacities in the Rwandan mortgage finance sector, he resigned from the Rwanda Housing Bank (a leading housing finance institution in Rwanda) to start a real estate practice in 2007. Today he runs Century Real Estate Ltd, which is a top property business in Rwanda (www.centuryrwanda.com). His company structures deals for developers, transacts in commercial and residential sales & rentals, property management and general real estate advisory. The firm manages in excess of 80,000 sqm under their property management docket. Mr. Haba is the founding President of REAR (Real Estate Association of Rwanda), the umbrella body of property practitioners set up to train, organize, unite and professionalize real estate agents, managers and other actors in Rwanda. Charles is also a director of an International Private Equity House – Fusion Capital (www.fusioncapitalafrica.com), which is British & Kenyan based and has significant investments in Rwanda. Additionally, he is a Director of the Rwanda chapter of regional consulting firm – BMac & Walker. At B Mac & Walker – Rwanda, Charles carries a great depth of contacts both in the corporate and government circles. He also has several years of experience in the real estate market and is widely traveled and knowledgeable about property matters in the region and beyond.
Heri is the Co-Founder of the Pangani Group, a highly diversified investment Group with interests in Investment Management, Property Development, Property Services, and Financial Services including private equity in Tanzania. Prior to this, he was CEO & Managing Director of KCB Tanzania. Prior to KCB, Heri spent 11 years at British multinational bank, Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) lastly serving as Retail Director where he led the way in building a strong retail franchise that took the Tanzania market by storm with its innovative product range, modern distribution outlets, and superior service offering. He holds a BSC Economics degree from Cardiff Business school at the University of Wales.
Kevin Teeroovengadum has an MBA and M.Sc. in Finance. He worked for KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young in corporate finance and business consultancy before moving to Loita Capital Partners Group. Kevin joined Actis as a Director as part of their Africa real estate team. At Actis, he led the origination of a number of new developments and assisted in fund raising for Actis’ 2 nd real estate fund. He also led the sale of 2 major assets i.e. Accra Mall in Ghana and Capital Properties in Tanzania to offshore buyers and setting the pricing benchmark for investment grade properties in Africa.
A highly experienced and qualified Real Estate Professional Services expert. A holder of a MSc (Econs) in Urban Development Planning from the University of London and BA (Land Economics) from the University of Nairobi. A full member of The Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (Valuation & Estate Agents Chapter). Registered Estate Agent. A professional with significant experience in the Kenyan real estate market who has been involved in the formulation of profitable real estate strategies for medium to large corporate clients with a wealth of experience gained over the last 25 years. A well known Estate Agent and Property Negotiator who is well versed in various aspects of Commercial Property Leasing, Transaction Management, Tenant Representation and conducting Property Due Diligence and Audits. Also an experienced property manager of Commercial office properties. His expertise now extends to greater knowledge of the growing retail property market. Specialties: Commercial Property Lease and Sale Negotiations, Real Estate Market Research and Consultancy, Property and Facilities Management, Valuation of Property for accounting, insurance and mortgage purposes.
Mumo is the Development Director for Garden City for the last three years, overseeing asset, project and overall development management of the GC retail center(Garden City Mall), Residences and the 15-acre Garden City Business park. His role includes; leading feasibility studies, market research, design management, budget control, preparation and management of development strategy, managing PR, marketing and communication. He has eight years of Real Estate experience. Prior to this, Mumo worked with a local leading architectural firm, PLANNING Systems Services where he helped spearhead award winning projects in the residential and hospitality sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Nairobi and a MSc. in Real Estate from Henley Business School, University of Reading.
Kavit graduated from The University of Warwick and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Since returning to Kenya from the UK, Kavit has 7 years of experience in various sectors in the real estate market including the middle income and high-end residential, retail and commercial space. He has played a key role in the execution of Greenspan Estate, a 50-acre residential and retail project in Donholm, and of Solitaire on General Mathenge, a development of 24 luxurious duplex apartments. Kavit is co-CEO of Tilisi, a 400-acre mixed-use development in Limuru on the outskirts of Nairobi. He is responsible for the overall strategy, implementation and delivery of this infrastructure project
Mr. Hosea Kimutai Kili is an executive professional with over 20 years’ leadership experience in the public sector. Mr. Kili is the current Group Managing Director and CEO of CPF Financial Services Ltd in Nairobi, Kenya, one of the largest retirement benefits schemes and related services provider in the country. He has also served as Managing Trustee/CEO of Local Authorities Pension Trust (LAPTRUST) and Deputy General Manager. Previously, Mr. Kili has served as the Company Secretary and Human Resources Manager for the National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK) where he was part of the team that transformed the state corporation from a failing entity to a profitable public endeavor. Mr. Kili has been conferred the Order of the Grand Warrior, a State Commendation by the President of Kenya in 2011 for exemplary service. He has also been conferred two (2) CEO of the Year awards by the Kenya Institute of Management, Leadership award by ECASSA, He was also recognized as the Personality of the Year at the 2017 Pension Awards that sought to award excellence in innovation and service provision to improve the outcomes of both pension funds as well as members. He was also recognized as the 2nd Runners up in the ‘CEO of the Year’ category during the 2017 Champions of Governance Awards.
Peter Mayavi (Managing Director Investment and Asset Management) is an accomplished property development professional with over 14 years experience. He joined IHS Kenya from the Kenya Revenue Authority where he founded and headed the Construction and Property Development Division as a Chief Manager. The work at KRA included setting up the Division, property development spanning housing and commercial buildings for the Authority and property management for all the KRA Pension owned properties. Peter also had a stint in Infrastructure Consulting, heading the local subsidiary of SMEC International as Country Manager and its head of Business Development. His previous positions include Projects Manager for AMS Properties where he handled residential end-to-end developments, as well as overseeing commercial development. Peter has also held Project Management positions in the telecommunications sector as well as in Oil and Gas. Peter earned his BSc in Civil Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University in 2008 and an MA in Project Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi in 2015. He’s currently pursuing a PhD in Project Finance from the University of Nairobi. He is also a corporate member of the Architectural Association of Kenya as well the International Project Finance Association.