Amb. Francis MuthauraChairman of the board, KRA
Opening CeremonyAmb. Dr. Muthaura holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Political Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations from the University of Nairobi. He has served as the Secretary to the Cabinet and a career diplomat.
Mr. Githii MburuCommissioner General, Kenya Revenue Authority
Opening CeremonyMr Githii Mburu is the Chief Executive Officer of KRA. Until his appointment as Commissioner General on 1st July, 2019, he served as Commissioner for Intelligence and Strategic Operations (I&SO).
Mr. Márcio VerdiExecutive Secretary Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations
Plenary Session 1Mr. Verdi is a Brazilian national and currently the Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations. He is an economist and tax auditor from the Secretariat of Federal Revenues of Brazil (RFB).
Tobias RasmussenIMF Resident Representative, Kenya
Plenary 1Tobias Rasmussen has been with the IMF since 2001, working on a wide range of countries. Prior to his current assignment as IMF Resident Representative to Kenya, he was Mission Chief for Guinea Bissau, and had before that worked on Ghana and Zambia. .
Pascal Saint-AmansDirector OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration
Keynote Speaker, Plenary 1
Pascal Saint-Amans took on his duties as Director of the Center for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD on 1 February 2012. Mr. Saint-Amans, a French national, joined the OECD in September 2007 as Head of the International Co-operation and Tax Competition Division in the CTPA.
Peter HurstSenior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Plenary 2Peter Hurst is a Senior Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation leading work on tax and development. He previously worked for the Department for International Development and the UK Treasury.
CPA Rose MwauraNational Chairperson of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)
Plenary 2Rose serves on the Council of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and on the Board of the Pan Africa Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and the Board of Trustees of KCA University. She is a Certified Public Accountant, registered as a practicing member of ICPAK and holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting (Hons) degree from the University of Nairobi.
Hon. (Amb) Ukur Yatani EGHCabinet Secretary for the National Treasury & Planning
Opening CeremonyBefore his appointment as CS for the National Treasury, he served as the CS for Labour & Social Protection since January 2018. At the height of his career (2013 -2017), he served as the pioneer Governor of Marsabit County, the largest county in the Republic of Kenya.
Hon. Joseph Mucheru EGHCabinet Secretary for ICT
Keynote Speaker, Plenary 1Joseph Mucheru, EGH, is the current Kenyan Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology. He is a former Google Sub-Sahara Africa Lead based in the Google Nairobi office. He was Google’s first Sub-Saharan Africa employee and was key to setting up of Google’s presence in Africa from 2007.
Mr. Stephen ChegeChief Corporate Affairs Officer, Safaricom
Plenary 1Stephen Chege is the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Safaricom, and pioneer of M-PESA, the world’s most widely used mobile payments system. With a deep background in Regulatory and Legal affairs, Stephen is responsible for the Corporate Affairs Division, which provides strategic support functions to Safaricom’s operations.
Dr. Mukhisa KituyiSecretary-General of UNCTAD
Keynote Speaker, Plenary 2
FCCA (Mrs) Rispah SimiyuCommissioner, Domestic Taxes, KRA
Plenary 2She is a qualified Chartered Accountant, a Fellow Chartered and Certified Accountant (FCCA), an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a member of the Law Society of Kenya and a Certified Public Secretary. She holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi with a focus on International Trade and Investment. She also holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Dar es Salaam and a post-graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. Rispah has practised and consulted on tax matters in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and is thus well versed with the tax laws of these countries.
Betty C. Maina, CBSCabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development
Closing CeremonyHon. Maina has served as the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, State Department for industrialization, and State Department of East African Affairs. She has also served as the Chief Executive of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers for 11 years (between June 2004–July 2015), where she not only oversaw the doubling of membership of the association, but also established seven satellite offices to compliment the services offered at the national office.
Kendi Ntwiga – NderituCountry Manager, Microsoft Kenya
Closing CeremonyShe is the Country Manager for Microsoft Kenya responsible for developing and maintaining effective relationships across the company’s subsidiaries, and regional sales and marketing departments.
RAPHAEL KAMOTODirector of Strategic Partnerships, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation at African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF).
Closing CeremonyHe is a previous Commissioner General of Malawi Revenue Authority and has been the Chief Executive Officer of Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority; a General Manager of Petroleum Control Commission; a General Manager of Grain and Milling Company, amongst other portfolios
Ms. Xiangming LiMs. Xiangming Li, center coordinator of East Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center
She was a mission chief in the African Department of the IMF and led the department’s networks on Asia-Africa relations, Macro-financial linkages, and small state issues.