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 Virtual, please contact Kfir Rusin firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Nicky Weimar is Nedbank’s Chief Economist. She has been the Senior Economist since 2000. She received her Masters in Economics from the University of Stellenbosch in 1994 and soon advised government on economic procedures and policies in her capacity as an economist in the Central Economic Advisory Service, since integrated into the President’s Office. Her experiences in the banking-, securities- and brokering industries ensured her a broader knowledge of a wide range of fields within economics, including sector analysis, fixed investment trends and the relationship between real economic trends and developments within the financial markets. At Nedbank, Nicky has focused most of her energies on trends in the overall economy, looking at cycles in the economic growth, inflation and interest rates. She regularly does talks all over South Africa to a variety of audiences like Business Forums, Property Groups, large Corporate firms, Government entities, etc.
Rosalind is the current Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Retail Traders Association, an accomplished administrator with over eighteen years’ all-round experience earned progressively through various engagements and stations of work. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies and Economics and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She has vast experience in personnel and human capital management in the finance and administration field, human resources management, operations management with specifics on handling mobilization, administration. An effective business communicator, with experience in marketing and client relations and PR with oral and written skills, in diversified and complex interactions with all staff levels including top level management.
Mr. Geoffrey Otieno Odundo is the Chief Executive of the Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited. Mr. Odundo, an accomplished Investment Banker has been in the financial services sector for the last 23 years, 17 of which have been in the Capital Markets in various senior roles in asset management, corporate finance and securities trading. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Odundo was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kingdom Securities Limited. He was instrumental in the setting up of Co-op Trust Investment Services, Co-op Consultancy Services Limited and Kingdom Securities Limited. Mr Odundo has advised on a number of corporate finance transactions in both the public and private sectors, in addition to managing key mandates in the asset management industry. He has contributed to the growth of the Capital Markets in his previous role in the Kenya Association of Investment Banks, the Kenya Bureau of Standards and on the Board of the Nairobi Securities Exchange. Mr. Odundo holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management from United States International University (USIU) and an Undergraduate Degree in Mathematics and Economics from Egerton University.
Ngatia Kirungie is the founder of Spearhead Africa, a Nairobi based property and infrastructure advisory business and the head of the Kenya Pension Fund Investment Consortium (KEPFIC) secretariat. KEPFIC is a consortium of local pension funds with approximately USD 2 billion in assets who have come together to jointly assess and invest in housing and infrastructure opportunities in the East African region and Ngatia is responsible for investment screening 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 leads Spearhead Africa’s project
structuring efforts developing innovative and bespoke financing structures and capital solutions to meet client project requirements. He is also responsible for developing the firm’s investment capital networks with local and international commercial and development banks, insurance companies, pension funds and asset managers.
Michael co-founded Sunbird Africa in 2014, a company providing flexible workspace, fit out and facilities management. Responding to client demand and the market opportunity, Sunbird recently rebranded its flexible office business to Kofisi, dedicated to being Africa’s top provider of sophisticated and inspirational work places. Sunbird is operational in over six African countries Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, and Nigeria. Kofisi has office centres in Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa. Michael qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen from the ICAEW in 2003 and holds an MA in Social and Political Sciences from St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge University, obtained in 2002. He is passionate about family, wellness, and creating systems to support entrepreneurship globally.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wangui is an experienced financial services professional, having gained over 17 years’ experience as a senior portfolio manager with one of the largest fund management firms in East Africa. Currently with Acorn Holdings Ltd as the Head of Corporate Finance, Wangui oversaw the issuance of Acorn’s 5-year bond in October 2019, raising USD 43 million in what was deemed as a first of many in Kenya:
Securities Exchange and London Stock Exchange Wangui holds an MBA (Finance) from University of Leicester, Bachelor of Commerce from University of Nairobi, is a qualified accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and has a Higher Diploma from the Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS).
Adil is a qualified actuary and is Head of the Actuarial Division at Zamara Actuaries, Administrators and Consultants Limited. While he started his career in the pensions industry, as the leader of the actuarial division, Adil is now involved in insurance and investment consulting, in addition to continuing to focus on the pension sector. Adil started his career in Canada, where he qualified as a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries. Since joining Zamara in Kenya, Adil has had the opportunity to provide actuarial services to clients in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Nigeria, Liberia and Ethiopia.
I have over 12 years of experience in Real Estate as well as 8 years + of experience in SSA (Angola & Nigeria) for Saipem in the O&G industry. I am a French – Tunisian national and a graduate of ESTP & INSEAD. I joined The Africa Works Group early 2019. Based in Johannesburg, Our mission is to be a credible player in Workplace solutions in Africa enhancing Design and Build and Flexible services.