October 6, 2016

Speakers

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    Dr. Mohamed Omar

    Commissioner, Strategy, Innovation & Risk Management, Kenya Revenue Authority
    Opening Ceremony
    Dr. Mohamud Omar Mohamed has vast experience in the area of strategy and policy that spans academia and public sector. He is currently the Commissioner for Strategy, Innovation and Risk Management at the Kenya Revenue Authority.
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    John Njiraini

    Commissioner General, Kenya Revenue Authority
    Opening Ceremony
    Mr. J. K. Njiraini is the Commissioner General for the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). He served KRA as the Commissioner for Domestic Taxes – Large Taxpayers Office (LTO) for six years before his current role.
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    Dr. Kamau Thugge

    EGH, Principal Secretary, National Treasury
    Opening Ceremony
    Dr. Kamau Thugge is currently the Principal Secretary at the National Treasury. He has previously worked in the Ministry of Finance as head of Fiscal and Monetary Affairs Department, Economic Secretary and as Senior Economic Advisor.
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    Amb. Erastus Mwencha

    Former Vice Chairman, African Union
    Keynote Speaker, Plenary 1

    A Pan Africanist with over thirty years of progressive experience in policy formulation and institutional transformation in Africa. Serves as the Chairperson of TradeMark East Africa & African Capacity Building Foundation, Board Member TRAPCA & Brenthurst Foundation.
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    Mugo Kibati

    CEO, Pan Africa Insurance & Chairman, Lake Turkana Wind Power
    Moderator, Plenary 1

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    Dr. Chris Kiptoo

    Principal Secretary, State Department of Trade
    Panelist, Plenary 1
    Dr. Chris K. Kiptoo, CBS is the Principal Secretary (PS) in charge of Trade. PS Kiptoo is also the Chair of the Kenya’s National Trade Negotiations Committee (NTNC) where he leads Kenya’s negotiating teams in various trade negotiations platforms.
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    Sachen Gudka

    Chairperson, Kenya Association of Manufacturers
    Panelist, Plenary 1
    Sachen is the CEO and Director of a diverse group of printing companies in Kenya. The group exports printed material to over 15 countries in Africa and is an authorized label supplier for UK and European retailers.
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    Ahmed Farah

    Country Director, TMEA East Africa
    Panelist, Plenary 1
    Ahmed Farah is the Country Director, Kenya Country Programme at TradeMark East Africa (TMEA), a multi-donor funded organisation whose aim is to grow prosperity within East Africa through trade.
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    Dr. Peter Chacha

    Senior Economist, World Bank
    Keynote Speaker, Plenary 2
    Mr. Chacha is a macroeconomist with vast experience in budget policy formulation, implementation and review of economic and sectoral policies. Previously, he worked with the National Treasury in Kenya for 7 years (2006-2012)
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    Wairu Kinyori – Gugu

    Oxfam
    Moderator, Plenary 2
    Wairu is a wife, mother, mentor, social justice and policy advocacy practitioner driven by passion, curiosity and the need to create positive change in her personal and public spaces.
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    Peter Kinuthia

    Partner, KPMG
    Panelist, Plenary 2

    Peter is a Partner at KPMG East Africa in the Tax & Regulatory Services department. He has over eighteen years post qualification experience in accounting/tax and legal fields.
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    Julius Coredo

    Head of Programs, Habitat for Humanity Kenya
    Panelist, Plenary 2

    Julius Coredo has a background in planning and engineering. He has over ten years experience in local government support programmes in the East African region having worked for the Lake Victoria Region Local Authorities Corporation (LVRLAC),
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    Geoffrey Mwangi

    Managing Director & CEO, NHIF
    Panelist, Plenary 2
    Mr. Mwangi is the C.E.O / Board Secretary of National Hospital Insurance Fund, a State Corporation with the mandate of providing affordable social health insurance to Kenyan residents.
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    Eng. Maurice Akech

    Principal Secretary, Ag. Executive Director/Registrar of Contractors, National Construction Authority
    Panelist, Plenary 2
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    Mucai Kunyiha

    Chairman, Kenya Property Developers Association
    Panelist, Plenary 2
    Mucai has over 20 years’ experience in business at executive management level in agricultural inputs and real estate industry. He is currently the Group Managing Director of Kzanaka Ltd, a family owned investment group that includes Cooper K-Brands Ltd, Analabs Ltd, Mashiara Park and Qaribu Inn.
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    David Muturi

    Managing Director, Breakthrough Consulting
    Moderator, Plenary 3
    Dr. Muturi has undertaken change management responsibilities for top tier corporate organizations, donor funded and government-funded projects, providing expertise in institutional reviews, restructuring & rationalization.
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    Wilfred Musau

    Managing Director, National Bank of Kenya
    Keynote Speaker, Plenary 3
    Mr. Musau is the Managing Director of National Bank of Kenya. He has 20 years extensive banking experience in Consumer and Business Banking.
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    Hon. Josephat Nanok

    Chairman, Council of Governors
    Panelist, Plenary 3

    H.E Hon Josphat Koli Nanok is the first and pioneer Governor of Turkana County. Governor Nanok is the current Chairman of the Council of Governors and Governor of Turkana County.
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    Patrick Obath

    Associate Director, Adam Smith International
    Panelist, Plenary 3
    Patrick is an Associate Director at Adam Smith International Africa Limited and Managing Consultant for Eduardo Associates, a private practice consultancy in Energy, Extractive Industries and Engineering.
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    Richard Muteti

    CEO, Jua Kali Federation of Kenya
    Panelist, Plenary 3
    Mr. Muteti serves the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector in various capacities in Kenya and East Africa. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya National Federation of Jua Kali Associations.
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    Silas Santiago

    Tax Audit Advisor, Internal Revenue Service, Brazil
    Panelist, Plenary 3
    Mr. Santiago is currently Executive Secretary of Management Committee of the Micro and Small Enterprises Tax Special Regime (CGSN), linked to Ministry of Finance of the Brazil.
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    Mbugua Njihia

    Head of Business and Partnership, Sure Corporation Limited
    Moderator, Plenary 4

    Mbugua Njihia is a entrepreneur, currently the co-founder and Head of Business at Sure Corporation, a technology and data company that is transforming mobility, insurance and advertising in key African markets.
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    Corine Mbiakectha Nana

    Managing Director Kenya, Oracle
    Keynote Speaker, Plenary 4

    Corine is an award winning Managing Director with Oracle Corp, the world leader in software, infrastructure and cloud services. She is responsible for developing and managing Technology revenue in 25 African countries across West, Central, and East Africa.
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    Joseph Ogutu

    Director Strategy and Innovation, Safaricom Ltd
    Panelist, Plenary 4
    Mr. Ogutu works in formulating strategic direction focusing on developing Safaricom’s position as an industry leader in driving innovation in products & services. He also serves as the Chairman of Safaricom Foundation and sits in the Board of TEAMS Limited.
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    Dorothy Angote

    Former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Lands and Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
    Panelist, Plenary 4
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    Michael Macharia

    Group Chief Executive Officer and Director, Seven Seas Technologies
    Panelist, Plenary 4
    Mike is the founder and CEO of Seven Seas Technologies (SST) Group, which he started as a precocious age of 25 and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 15 years experience in entrepreneurship.
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    Dr. Mohamed Omar

    Commissioner, SIRM, Kenya Revenue Authority
    Panelist, Plenary 4
    Dr. Mohamud Omar Mohamed has vast experience in the area of strategy and policy that spans academia and public sector. He is currently the Commissioner for Strategy, Innovation and Risk Management at the Kenya Revenue Authority.
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    Prof. Gituro Wainaina

    Senior Professor, University of Nairobi
    Moderator, Plenary 5
    Prof. Wainaina is PhD holder in Agricultural Economics, Master in Business Administration and Bachelor of Education.
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    Betty Maina

    Principal Secretary, State Deaprtment of Investment and Industry
    Keynote Speaker, Plenary 5
    Ms. Betty Maina is the Principal Secretary, State Department of Investment and Industry in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives. Before the latest appointment, she served as the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of East African Affairs.
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    Jane Karuku

    Managing Director, Kenya Breweries Ltd
    Panelist, Plenary 5
    Mrs. Karuku holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science and Technology from the University of Nairobi and an MBA in Marketing from the National University of California. She is a Board Member of East African Breweries Limited & Kenya Association of Manufacturers.
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    Nikhil Hira

    Tax Expert, Bowmans Kenya
    Panelist, Plenary 5
    Nikhil Hira is an independent tax and financial advisor and director at the law firm Bowman’s Coulson Harney LLP.
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    Githii Mburu

    Commissioner Intelligence and Strategic Operations, Kenya Revenue Authority
    Panelist, Plenary 5
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    Tobias Alando

    Ag. Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Association of Manufacturers
    Panelist, Plenary 5

    Tobias is the Acting CEO & Head of Membership Development at the Kenya Association of Manufacturers. He has a wealth of experience in addressing investor’s needs, promoting public-private dialogue, and policy and advocacy.
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    Benson Kiriga

    Senior Policy Analyst, KIPPRA
    Panelist, Plenary 5
    Benson Kiriga is a Policy Analyst and Head of the Macroeconomics Department in KIPPRA, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Economics from the University of Nairobi.
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    Steve Okello

    Partner, PWC
    Chairman, Masterclass Session 1

    Steve studied BSc at the University of Nairobi and he is a qualified Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA). He is a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and a member of institute’s Tax and Law Committee.
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    Moses Njiru Njeru

    CEO, Kenya Chamber of Mines
    Presenter, Masterclass Session 1
    Mr. Njeru is a mining engineer by profession. Having worked for the Ministry of Mining in Kenya, before joining Kenya Chamber of Mines, in the above capacity where he held various positions of responsibility over the years: worked as mining engineer, an senior inspector of mines, warden of mines and Commissioner of Mines and Geology.
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    Geoffrey Cheruiyot Sigei

    Chief Manager, Large Taxpayers Office (LTO), KRA
    Presenter, Masterclass Session 1
    Mr Sigei has been at the Kenya Revenue Authority for the last 24 years, and has risen through the ranks to his current position “Head of Energy, Mining, Oil and Gas exploration cluster” at the Large Taxpayers’ Office(LTO), Domestic Taxes Department.
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    Gabriel Okoyo

    Senior Tax Advisor, Tullow Kenya B.V
    Presenter, Masterclass Session 1
    Gabriel Okoyo is a Senior Tax Advisor with Tullow Kenya B.V. overseeing the tax function of the Kenyan operation. Prior to joining Tullow, Gabriel spent over 9 years with PwC Kenya and PwC Ghana.
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    Marius Papenfus

    Group Executive: Strategy Development and Analytics, SARS
    Chairman, Masterclass 2
    Marius has been with SARS for more than 15 years. He is responsible for: Enterprise Strategy Development & Corporate Reporting, Data Analytics, Enterprise Capacity Management, Innovation and Enterprise Programme Management.
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    Milka Wachiuri

    Group Chief Finance Officer, Cellulant Corporation
    Presenter, Masterclass Session 2
    Milkah is a Certified Public Accountant, who also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree. She is extremely passionate about mentorship, which she implements at work by transforming her team into seeing themselves as business drivers and not just number crunchers.
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    Tom Olwero

    Head of Frequency, Communications Authority of Kenya
    Presenter, Masterclass 2
    Tom Mbadi Olwero is the Director, Frequency Spectrum Management at the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). He holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degrees.
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    Perry Roach

    CEO, Netsweeper
    Presenter, Masterclass Session 2
    Mr. Roach is the CEO of Netsweeper, a Web Security and Internet Law Enforcement company. With over 28 years of management experience, he is responsible for overseeing worldwide operations in over 63 countries where Netsweeper has market presence.
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    Julie Ojwaya

    Head, Legal and Compliance, Interswitch East Africa (K)
    Presenter, Masterclass Session 2

    Julie Ojwaya has been in the fintech space for over five years managing the legal and compliance arm of the companies that she has been a part of. Julie is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a Law Degree from Kenyatta University and a Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law.