KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

George Wachiuri is the founder and C.E.O of Optiven Group. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing Option) and is a Certified Public Accountant CPA (K). He is a current PHD student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

As an astute Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Motivational Speaker and Lecturer, George also serves as a Church Elder. He currently sits as a board member at the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and is a board director at Kenya Private Developers Association (KPDA) where he serves as an advisor at the land sector board.

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GEORGE WACHIURI

FOUNDER & C.E.O, OPTIVEN GROUP
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WAITHAKA GATUMIA

GENERAL MANAGER- PROGRAMS AND COMMUNICATIONS, CENTONOMY LTD

Waithaka Gatumia is the General Manager- Programs and Communications at Centonomy LTD.

He has vast experience in training, facilitation and consultancy in a number of fields for individuals, corporate organizations as well as Non-Profit institutions .

“I love to help release the full potential of each trainee to create wealth. Employees do this by creating value for their employers, individuals better manage their personal resources and entrepreneurs build profitable businesses.”

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FORUM MODERATORS

ELIJAH MWANGI

Elijah Mwangi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Public Relations. He is currently working as a TV producer cum presenter at Chams Media; an independent production house that produces content for KTN News Channel. Some of the programs produced include The Chamwada Report; a development oriented TV show. Key assignments undertaken so far include filming in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Israel and South Africa.

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WILSON MBURU

Wilson Mburu is a Television personality, PR specialist and Visual Content Creator who hosts a breakfast show on Kameme Tv (a popular kikuyu tv station). He is the Founder and Managing director of SideBar Logistics, a production and supplies firm. Wilson has over 10 years experience in Kenyan media. After a successful career in Mainstream media, he decided to venture into vernacular broadcasting and PR Management in the private sector. Wilson now helps Companies market their products and services.

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SPEAKERS

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SALLY MUTHONI KAHIU

PR, COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING MANAGER, KENYA ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS
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Ms. Alice Mwai,

Managing Director, Resolution Insurance
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Aarti Shah

Lead Consultant, The Cobalt Partners
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SNEHAR SHAH

GENERAL MANAGER, AZURI EAST AFRICA
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DR JANESTHER GATHIGIA KINYUA KARUGU

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
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PROF. MARGARET OLOKO

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, JKUAT
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MS.SARAH KARINGI

BUSINESS NETWORKING EXPERT, GLOBAL NETWORKS INVESTMENT
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Dr. Anne Wambui Muchemi

Lecturer, Department of Business Administration, School of Business, Kenyatta University
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BETTY WABABU

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, WABCOM VENTURES LTD
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Jane Mutisya

Managing Director & Customer Happiness Team Lead, Career Management Centre
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Bonnie Kim

C.E.O, Lead Trainer & Founder, Bonnie Kim Ltd
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Mr Apollo Njoroge

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Faulu Kenya
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Philip Ochola

Chief Executive Officer,VisionFund Kenya
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Gloria Michelle Otieno

Founder , Recours Four Kenya Consultants Limited
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Sarah Richson

CEO, Richemele International Consultants
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PROF KINOTI MARY WANJIRU

Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean Graduate Business Studies (AD-GBS), School of Business, University of Nairobi
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Ekrah Ndungu

Principal, German Institute of Professional Studies & Secretary General KENAPCO(Kenya National Association of Private Colleges)
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SARAH MUNYI

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BLUE DIAMOND CONSULTANTS
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Jeff Israel Nthiwa

CEO, DESTINY LIFE COACHING
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DR. ROSEMARY OKELLO-ORLALE

DIRECTOR - AFRICA MEDIA HUB, STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY
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ESTHER GATHIGI

COUNTRY DIRECTOR, DIGITAL OPPORTUNITY TRUST KENYA
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MR. SAMUEL MURAGE

C.E.O & FOUNDER, DRESS TO IMPRESS GROUP
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REUBEN KIMANI

CEO, CENTURY MICROFINANCE BANK LIMITED
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Mr. Luke Kinoti

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, SUNTRA INVESTMENT BANK LTD
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DR.ELIZABETH KALUNDA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, (USIU-A), CHANDARIA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
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Mr.Joshua Anampiu

Programmes Manager, National Environment Trust Fund (NETFUND)
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Ms Anne Kyoya

CEO/LEADER CONSULTANT, LEADERSHIP IMPRESSION LTD
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Dr. Florence N. Wachira,

Commissioner,National Gender and Equality Commission
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Lillian Marenya

Head of Catalytic Support, Growth Africa
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Sylvie Somerville

Director, Sinapis Academy
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Mr. Stephen K. Cheboi

National Chairman, The National Council of NGOs'
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VERONICA MUTHONI OKOTH,

DIRECTOR ECONOMIC & MACRO PILLAR VISION 2030 DELIVERY SECRETRIAT
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EUNICE NJUGUNA,

LEGAL SERVICES, KENYA INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY INSTITUTE
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DR. SUSAN GITAU (B.Ed, MA & PhD Counseling Psychology)

Lecturer, Dept. Counseling Psychology, Africa Nazarene University
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Ms. Milie Boyle,

General Manager Kenya ,Sokowatch
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Ms. Millicent Obor (Minto),

Programmes Manager ,Africa’s Information Services Solutions
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Ms. Alice Waithaka,

Research Scientist and Head Of Textile Division ,Kenya Industrial Development Research Institute (KIRDI
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Mr. Peter K. Biwott,

Chief Executive Officer, Export Promotion Council Kenya
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Ms. Jane Kagiri,

Vice Chair of Gender and Youth Sector Board, Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)
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Gladys Chania,

Child & Adult Psychologist
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Ms. Sylvester Mwangangi,

Head Of Financial Inclusion,Letshego Kenya Limited
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Calvin Otieno,

Senior Business Advisory Officer, Kenya Industrial Estates Ltd