October 6, 2016

Speakers

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    Dr. Alexander Ezenagu

    Investment & Tax Law Expert,
    International Centre for Tax and Development
    Keynote Speaker, Plenary 1

    Dr. Ezenagu is a Senior Fellow (Tax Equity) at the International Budget Partnership (IBP), Washington DC and a Global Academic Fellow at the Faculty of Law, Hong Kong University (HKU). He is a Research Associate at the International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) and consultant.
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    Mr. Philip Muema

    Nexus Business Advisory
    Moderator, Plenary 1

    Mr. Philip is a Partner at Andersen Tax. He has over 20 years of experience in tax advisory, commercial strategy and structuring, from advising businesses and investors on power purchase agreements and production sharing agreements, to setting up operations.
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    Mr. Albert Mwenda

    Director General Budget Fiscal & Economic Affairs,
    National Treasury
    Moderator, Plenary 1

    Mr. Albert Mwenda was appointed to the position of Director General, Budget, Fiscal and Economic Affairs on an acting capacity in November 2018. He has over 20 years of experience in central government and private sector organisations. 
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    Eng. Daniel Obam

    Communication Secretary,
    Ministry of ICT
    Speaker, Plenary 1

    Eng. Daniel is an expert in policy, regulatory and operational aspects of ICTs, especially telecommunications and broadcasting. Currently chair of the taskforce developing the Digital Economy Strategy for Kenya.
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    Dr. Katherine Getao

    CEO,
    ICT Authority
    Panelist, Plenary 1

    Dr. Katherine is the Chief Executive Officer of the ICT Authority, a State Corporation under the Ministry of ICT in Kenya with a broad mandate towards the provision and regulation of ICT in the public sector as well as promoting ICT capacity and stimulating the growth and development of the ICT Sector.
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    Mr. Titus Mukora

    Partner,
    PWC
    Panelist, Plenary 1

    Mr. Titus has over 15 years of professional experience gained in Law, Tax and Transfer Pricing. Titus spent 3 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers South Africa in the Johannesburg, 2 years with KPMG Australia in the Sydney.
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    Mr. Stephen Chege

    Chief Corporate Affairs Officer,
    Safaricom PLC
    Keynote Speaker, Plenary 2

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    Mrs. Elizabeth Meyo

    Commissioner Domestic Taxes
    Kenya Revenue Authority
    Panelist, Plenary 2

    Mrs Elizabeth Meyo joined KRA in 1996 as an Assistant Inspector I in the VAT Department. She was moved to the Customs & Excise Accounts Division as a senior accountant, served in the VAT Department in different capacities, when she was appointed Acting Deputy Commissioner for Strategy and Projects. She was confirmed as DC in Domestic Taxes Department.
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    Prof. Bitange Ndemo

    Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, School of Business, University of Nairobi
    Chairman, ICT Standing Committee.
    Moderator, Plenary 2

    Prof. Bitange, is an ICT Champion, Academician, and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the School of Business, University of Nairobi, where he mainly teaches Entrepreneurship and Research Methods at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
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    Ms. Jane Karuku,

    Managing Director,
    EABL,
    Panelist, Plenary 2

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    Mr. Isaac Awuondo

    Chairman,
    NCBA Bank Kenya PLC
    Panelist, Plenary 2

    Mr. Isaac is experienced in the financial services industry having worked for more than 30 years in the Kenyan and regional banking industry. He is currently the Group Managing Director of Commercial Bank of Africa Limited (“CBA Group”) the largest privately held commercial bank in Kenya.
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    Mr. Kamal Budhatti

    CEO,
    Craft Silicon
    Speaker, Plenary 2

    Mr. Kamal is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Craft Silicon Ltd., a Kenyabased global software development and services company. Today, under his leadership, Craft Silicon has been recognized as one of the biggest software house across the emerging markets with its other development center.
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    Mr. Jaswinder Bedi

    Managing Director
    Bedi Investments Limited
    Keynote Speaker, Plenary 3

    Mr. Jas is a textile graduate and has attended numerous executive business courses in Harvard Business School, IMD and IIM. His business acumen has been recognized by Government of Kenya by prestigious awards of Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS) in 2012 and Elder of the Burning spear (EBS) in 2017.
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    Mr. Kevin Safari

    Commissioner Customs and Boarder Control
    Kenya Revenue Authority
    Panelist, Plenary 3

    Mr Safari joined KRA in 1996 and has served in various positions in Internal Audit, Domestic Taxes and Customs and Border Control. Mr Safari was instrumental in establishing the Customs enforcement function, Medium Taxpayers Office and the Account Management Division.
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    Mr. Larry Liza

    Director,
    WCO ROCB
    Moderator, Plenary 3

    Mr. Larry is currently the Director of the World Customs Organization, East & Southern Africa, Regional Office for Capacity Building (WCO ESA ROCB) in-charge of implementing capacity building initiatives for 24 Member countries in the region.
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    Mr. Amos Wangora

    CEO,
    Kenya Trade Network Agency (KENTRADE)
    Panelist, Plenary 3

    Mr. Amos is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Trade Network Agency having been appointed to that position on October 1, 2016. He has served as the General Manager Operations and Project Director for the Kenya National Electronic Single Window System implementation (Kenya TradeNet System)
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    Ms. Caroline Mukiira

    Head of Tradelenses and Blockchain,
    IBM
    Panelist, Plenary 3

    The head of Tradelens, IBM Blockchain Division of Middle East and Africa responsible for championing the transformation and digitization of trade across the region. Prior to this role, she was the Regional General Manager for IBM’s Global Business Services for East Africa.
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    Hon. Justice Kathurima M’Inoti

    Director,
    Judiciary Training Institute
    Keynote Speaker, Plenary 4

    A Judge of the Court of Appeal of Kenya. He is the current Director Judiciary Training Institute. He holds a Bachelor and Master of Law degrees from the University of Nairobi and is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. Between 2003 and 2012, he served as Chairman of the Kenya Law Reform Commission.
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    Mr. Wilfred Mutubwa

    Vice Chairman,
    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIARB)
    Panelist, Plenary 4
    Mr. Wilfred fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb); vice-Chairman of the CIArb- Kenya Branch. Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, in good standing with a post-Admission experience of 13 years.
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    Mr. Paul Matuku,

    Commissioner Legal & Board Coordination KRA
    Kenya Revenue Authority
    Panelist, Plenary 4

    Mr. Paul is the Commissioner heading the Legal Services and Board Coordination Department KRA. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with 23 years post admission experience. He is also igh High a Certified Public Secretary and serves as the Board Secretary to the Kenya Revenue Authority Board. He has been with the Authority since 1996 when he joined a Graduate Trainee. He has risen through the ranks culminating to his appointment as Commissioner in May, 2019.
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    Mr. Ashif Kassam

    Executive Chairman,
    RSM Ashvir East Africa
    Panelist, Plenary 4

    Mr. Ashif has been in the accountancy profession since 1994 and is one of the few professionals in the industry with diverse experience. Currently the Executive Chairman of RSM Eastern Africa LLP, a firm he founded in 2004.
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    Mr. Christopher Kiraithe

    Partner,
    E & Y,
    Panelist, Plenary 4

    Mr. Kiraithe has over 16 years experience in tax advisory as well as an aggregate of two and half years in financial audit, He currently leads Ernst & Young LLP East Africa’s Mergers & Acquisition Tax Advisory and Financial Sector Tax services.
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    Ms. Harriete Chiggai

    Vice President,
    Law Society of Kenya
    Panelist, Plenary 4

    An advocate of the High Court of Kenya, ( Vice President LSK), MBA- Finance and Governance, CPM (Certified Mediator), Certified governance trainer, Managing Partner and CEO – CALO Law LLP, Serves as board member Machakos University and chairs the finance committee.
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    Mr. Ervice Tchouata

    Tax Policy Advisor,
    OECD
    Keynote Speaker, Plenary 5

    Mr. Ervice is Tax Policy Advisor at the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. He works on anti-tax evasion issues in the Secretariat of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.
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    Mr. Patrick Mukiibi

    Commissioner Tax Investigation,
    Uganda Revenue Authority
    Panelist, Plenary 5

    Mr. Patrick serves on the Management Executive Committee of the Uganda Revenue Authority as the Commissioner responsible for Tax Investigations. He has 22 years of tax experience, 14 of which have been at executive level.
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    Mr. Robert Ssuna

    Policy Lead-Tax and International Financial Architecture,
    Tax Justice Network Africa
    Panelist, Plenary 5

    Mr. Robert is a Policy Lead on Tax and International Financial Architecture at the Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA). An Economic Policy Analyst and a Researcher with over 12 years experience.
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    Ms. Catherine Ngina

    Associate Director,
    Strathmore Tax Research Centre
    Panelist, Plenary 5

    A tax lawyer with over 10 years’ experience in tax. She has worked as a tax researcher in Netherlands at the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFD). She has worked with KPMG and has been involved in the set up and running of tax departments for two leading law firms in the country.
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    Dr. Habil Olaka

    CEO,
    Kenya Bankers Association(KBA)
    Panelist, Plenary 5

    Dr. Olaka was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) in October 2010. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the Association, covering industry advocacy, development and sustainability.
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    Dr. Terra Saidimu,

    Ag. Commissioner – Intelligence and Strategic Operations,
    Kenya Revenue Authority
    Panelist, Plenary 5