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Anja is General Director of the international company CITYTHINKING with over twenty years of experience in the international architectural and urban planning scene. In CTTK she had been focusing during the last ten years in developing a specifique approach towards the design and management of new Cities or City extensions in emergent countries related to the big demand of affordable housing in the coming decades, where she was involved in the development of a software the so called PSP, a technological tool, able to standardize urban planning and to improve the impact on the natural and the built environment. Nowadays CTTK is working for large Public and Private Real Estate developers in Russia, India and Africa.
H.E. (Hon) Wycliffe Wafula Wangamati is the second Governor of Bungoma County, the fifth most populous County. Previously, he served as the Managing Director and shareholder of all the holdings of Alexander Forbes Risk and Insurance Brokers Kenya – a position he held since July 1, 2009. Governor Wangamati is a Qualified Actuary and a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in England. He has worked both in South Africa and England for over six years where gained cutting edge experience in Investment Consultancy and Pensions Management. He has an in-depth understanding of the financial market-place both through formal training and broad international experience. Governor Wangamati has been a Scheme Actuary and Principal Consultant to a number of Pension Schemes in Sub Saharan Africa with an Asset Base of about USD1 billion. Governor Wangamati was at the core of the restructuring and business re-engineering at Alexander Forbes. As a result, the scheme’s asset base grew from Ksh16 billion to Ksh180 billion in under 6 years. As Principal Consultant and Actuary to the Local Authorities Trust Fund, he successfully helped convert the Fund from one operating on a defined benefit basis to one operating on a defined contribution basis. He also served as Principal Consultant and Support Actuary to the KCB Staff Pension Fund – one of the Largest Occupational Pension Fund in Kenya with an asset base of Ksh20 billion. He provided advice and enabled trustees to successfully convert the Fund from one operating on a defined benefit basis to one operating on a defined contribution basis. Until his election, the Governor advised the trustees on the day-to-day management of the Fund and Investment Consulting. He was also drafted the legislation that governs the day-to-day operations of the Fund. Governor Wangamati also has interests in real estate.
Mrs. Abdel Hamid is the Chairman of the Mortgage Finance Fund since September 2010, an affiliated entity to the Ministry of Investment mainly in charge of improving access to housing and finance to low income groups. Since 2016 she has also been appointed as the Executive Director of Social Housing Fund (SHF) affiliated of Ministry of Housing, Utilities and New Urban Communities. In August 2018 both funds were merged & she was appointed as the CEO of Social Housing & Mortgage Finance Fund (SHMFF). She graduated from the American University in Cairo in 1993 and has several professional diplomas in global corporate banking, credit risk management and international housing finance from American Express Bank New York and Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Abdel Hamid is a leading expert in corporate and mortgage lending with over 26 years of professional experience. Her latest positions include being Advisor to the Chairman of the Egyptian Mortgage Finance Authority, the regulator of the mortgage market. She also worked for the Crédit Lyonnais
Bank – Egypt and for American Express Bank Limited – Egypt for more than 10 years as Head of Corporate Banking at the Head Office. She is currently a Board member of SAIB bank, Since April 2019 and member of Risk committee. Before joining SAIB, she was a Board member at Housing & Development Bank and member of Audit, Risk Corporate Governance committees since October 2013 till April 2019. She also served as the Vice Chairman of the Egyptian Liquidity Facility Egyptian Mortgage Refinance Company “EMRC”, a company owned by the Central Bank of Egypt, Mortgage Finance Fund and 28 banks & mortgage Companies. She was also member of audit & risk, HR and Executive committees of “EMRC”. She has also been a board member of several companies including Taamir Company for securitization and October for Development & Real Estate Investment Company. Mrs. Abdel Hamid is also a certified mortgage trainer by the US Mortgage Bankers Association “MBA”, member of the Egyptian Mortgage Bankers Federation and Head of the advisory board to the Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority “FRA” on mortgage lending.
Sundeep is a qualified actuary and CEO of the Zamara Group (formerly Alexander Forbes). He has over 30 years’ experience in actuarial, pensions and investment consultancy work gained
both in the UK and in Kenya. Sundeep is the Chairman of the Africa Committee of the International Actuarial Association. He is a past Chairman of the Association of Retirement Benefit Schemes and a past member of the Capital Markets Authority Advisory Committee. He has also served as a consultant to a World Bank Pensions Mission to Kenya. Sundeep has championed and is the leader of the Kenya Pension Fund Investment Consortium (‘KEPFIC’), a group of 12 leading pension funds in the country with an asset base of over K Shs 2bn who have come together with a common purpose of collaborating to make long term investments, including investments in non-traditional asset classes such as infrastructure and housing amongst others.
Sebastian’s roots are in Tanzania and Germany. He is a civil engineer and has gone through the real estate departments of Deutsche Bank, PwC and KPMG. His company is currently
developing the most significant and fastest-selling urban development in Tanzania. With more than 3,000 units, Fumba Town will become a supporting town for the fast-growing Zanzibar
Town. The new project of CPS will develop 30,000 affordable housing units in Dar es Salaam. Sebastian’s vision is to become the most sustainable and empowering developer producing
10,000 units per year to bring a dignified life to thousands of families in East Africa.
Ben is the Managing Director of Knight Frank Kenya. He has over twenty years’ experience in real estate consultancy. Prior to joining Knight Frank Kenya, Ben was General Manager of the Tanzanian office for four years. In 1995, he joined Nelson Bakewell in their Investment Agency department. He was responsible for the purchasing and disposal of investment property for institutions and other large scale real estate investors. During this time, he was selected for secondment with GE Capital to assist with the setting up of their entire real estate portfolio. In 1992, he joined Rogers Chapman and as a Senior Surveyor
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.
Geoffrey White, CEO of Agility Africa, is an expert on infrastructure development, retail supply chains, agri-business, and investment for African markets. Agility, a leading global provider of logistics and related infrastructure solutions for the oil and gas and FMCG markets, has over $5 billion in revenue, 24,000 employees, and offices in more than 100 countries. Mr White is a member of the Agility Strategic Advisory Board. Mr. White joined Agility in 2014 after serving as CEO of Lonrho Plc for 8 years, where he developed product supply chains for some of the world’s largest retailers and developed essential infrastructure and logistics facilities for Africa’s burgeoning oil and gas industry. Mr. White’s career path has included Thomas Tilling Plc, BTR Plc, Asda Plc, Hilton, Ford PAG, and a leading Middle Eastern private investment office. Mr. White has commented on Africa for the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Forbes, and at the World Economic Forum, AU, NEPAD, Royal Africa Society, Chatham House, the Africa Investor Index Series Summit, and The Economist East Africa Summit and many other important African debates. He is a regular author of editorials on Africa.
Greg is the Founder & CEO of AfricaWorks, a pioneering and innovative workplace solution provider in Africa. AfricaWorks provides Design & Build services as well as Flexible Workplaces solutions to Global Corporates in 12+ countries through 9 offices on the continent. After 7 years in Kenya, Greg recently relocated back to his home-town – Paris. Greg is also the Co Founder of the French African Foundation as well as the French Chamber of Commerce in Kenya.
Mr. Kariuki was appointed as Head of Real Estate and Managing Director of Athena Properties in October 2018. Mr. Kariuki 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 Chemical and Process Engineering from Moi University. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). He is a Certified Executive Coach and a Tutu Fellow.
Samantha has twenty-two years of hospitality experience; the last twelve years have been in hotel investment advisory focusing on feasibility and market studies, facility planning and
design, and hotel management, having practiced first in Boston, MA then in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2010, she co-founded Trianum Hospitality Limited, a consulting and Management Company focused on the extended stay and serviced apartment market in Nairobi, Kenya. Trianum currently manages a portfolio of 9 properties, hotels and serviced apartments boasting a total of 470 keys and 700 bedrooms. In a three year joint-venture with HVS from 2013 to 2016, a global consulting and advisory firm for the hospitality industry, she performed more than 40 advisory assignments in the East African Market based in Nairobi, Kenya. A most notable achievement was creating partnerships between local investors and international hotel brands such as Radisson, Hyatt and Golden Tulip. Samantha had also worked for ten years in hotel operations in food and beverage, conference and banquets, front office, housekeeping and sales and marketing. She holds a Masters degree in Hospitality Management (MMH 2006) from Cornell University, USA, a Bachelor of Science (BSc 1999) degree in International Hospitality
Management from Hotel School Les Roches, Switzerland and a Diploma in Hotel Management and Administration (1998) from Kenya Utalii College. She is a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), a member of the Cornell Hotel Society (CHS), Kenya Chapter, a member of the Kenya Association of Women in Tourism (KAWT) and a founder member of the Club Managers Association of East Africa (CMAEA).
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.
Naaman Geda begun his work career in the banking sector in Kenya. He then pursued architecture and practiced at the Symbion Group, before moving on to DSA where he rose to become senior associate and head of office. Naaman subsequently transitioned to private equity, combining the banking, research, civil society and building industry experience to become African Executive for Renovatio Capital. He currently handles deal origination and investment management on the continent, as well as Renovatio’s most recent structured finance consultancy work which has seen the organization advise pension funds, parastatals, multinationals and HNIs in the East African region on asset strategy.
Tim is a founder and CEO of PROFICA, a group of professional development, project and construction management services companies in the retail, commercial, industrial & processing, residential, hotels and leisure sectors. Tim received his qualification in Civil Engineering, gained professional project management expertise in the UK, is a fully accredited professional member of the Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK, a registered Professional Construction Project Manager with the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) and is the current President of the Association of Construction Project Managers (ACPM).