October 12, 2018


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    Amb. Francis Muthaura

    Chairman of the board, KRA
    Opening Ceremony
    Amb. 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.
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    Mr. Githii Mburu

    Commissioner General, Kenya Revenue Authority
    Opening Ceremony
    Mr 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).
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    Peter Njonjo

    CEO, Twiga Foods
    Plenary Two – Customs Administration in the Globalised Age
    Peter Njoro is the Co-Founder and Group CEO of Twiga Foods, an e-commerce company that focuses on food and grocery in the informal retail. He was voted “Top 40 Under 40” on Business Daily and currently serves as vice chairman on the Global Board of Junior Achievement.
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    Dr. Mugambi Mwirigi,

    Commissioner/Head, Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA)
    Public Lecture – Transformation on Stilts: Towards Tax Administration 3.0
    Dr. Mugambi is the Commissioner of KESRA and prior to joining KRA, he was the founding Director of the Mombasa Campus of JKUAT and was the Director for 7 years. He has published three books and more than 30 research papers in refereed journals.
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    Mr. Rex Arendsen

    Leiden University, Department of Tax Law.
    Public Lecture – Transformation on Stilts: Towards Tax Administration 3.0
    Rex Arendsen is a Leiden University Professor on Social and Historical Context of Tax Law since June 2015. He currently is an advisor at Netherlands Tax Administration and from November 2018 till July 2022, was an advisor of the OECD’s Forum on Tax Administration secretariat. He contributed to the Tax Administration 3.0 series of products.
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    Mr. Brian Nyangena

    Practicing Scholar
    Plenary One – ii.Data & Analytics to Drive Tax Compliance
    Brian holds a BSc in Actuarial Science from the University of Nairobi. Currently undertaking a co- current Master of Science in Financial and Data Engineering at World Quant University and a PhD in Block Chain Technology and Deep Reinforcement Learning for Universal Energy Access in Africa at Strathmore University.
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    FCCA Rispah Simiyu, (Mrs) Advocate, EBS

    Commissioner, Domestic Taxes, KRA
    Plenary One – i. Tech for VAT Compliance: TIMS in Kenya & Other Best Practices (Mexico & Rwanda)
    She is a seasoned tax professional with over 21 years of experience. She is the Commissioner for Domestic Taxes Department at the KRA. She holds a Master of Laws degree with a bias on International Trade and Investment, a Bachelor of Laws degree and a post-graduate Diploma in Law.
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    Ms. Lilian Nyawanda

    Commissioner, Customs & Border Control, KRA
    Plenary Two – Scaling the Tide: Customs Administration in the Globalised Age
    Ms. Nyawanda has a broad wealth of experience in Customs and International Trade within the East African Region and the African continent at large. She also has extensive experience in policy and legislation, having been part of various legislative reviews and changes and is member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.
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    Mrs. Yvonne Wafula, PMP, CBAP, Prince II

    Chief Manager, Data Governance, KRA
    Plenary One – ii .Data & Analytics to Drive Tax Compliance
    Yvonne has over 15 years’ experience in the implementation and support of tax administration systems. At KRA, she leads the implementation of corporate data analytics capabilities and data governance practices. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science a master’s degree in IT Management from Strathmore University, Nairobi.
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    Justin Zake

    Unit Chief, TADAT Secretariat, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
    Plenary One – Keynote Speaker – Enhancing Risk-Based Compliance: Achievements, Challenges & Prospects
    Justin has over 30 years of experience in revenue administration operations and technical assistance delivery at the Uganda Ministry of Finance, Uganda Revenue Authority and the International Monetary Fund. He has been a member of and also led capacity development missions to various countries around the world.