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Mr. Kimani has over 26 years international experience in banking and auditing. Over the last 10 years Mr. Kimani’s area of focus has been in Credit Risk Management. Mr. Kimani is currently the Manager Corporate Credit at a local bank. In addition to overseeing a team of relationship managers, Mr. Kimani is responsible for growing, servicing and monitoring the corporate book. Prior to his current posting, Mr. Kimani was the Regional Head of Credit at Standard Bank in South Africa, a role in which he oversaw 5 countries and a loan portfolio of USD 2.0bn. Between 2005 and 2010, Mr. Kimani was based in Botswana working as the Country Head of Credit, initially with Standard Chartered Bank and later with Standard Bank. He has worked as the Head of Credit in Standard Chartered Bank Uganda and Regional Branch Manager in Tanzania and Kenya. Outside banking, Mr. Kimani has worked at McCann Erickson, Dinners Club Limited and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

Mr. Otieno has over 19 years international experience in strategy formulation and business management. He is currently the Kenya Country Director of a global company that specializes in mobile phone based product authentication and verification. Mr. Otieno is also a Director at a Kenyan based business management consulting firm specializing in corporate strategy formulation and business process optimization. With extensive business experience in East, Central and West Africa Mr. Otieno has developed distribution strategies in key markets across Africa and led direct sales teams with experience in French speaking countries. Mr. Otieno has worked in Cameroon, Senegal, Cote d’ Ivoire, Tanzania and Seychelles. Mr Otieno has worked at McKinney Rogers International, Nokia Siemens Networks Corporation, Microsoft Corporation and Eastman Kodak Limited. He holds a Masters in Business from Strathmore University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Nairobi University.

Mr. Obiero has over 9 years experience in the energy sector and in business advisory. Mr. Obiero currently runs The East African Energy Blog and he consults for Finance & Competence AB and Enreal Limited. Mr. Obiero plays an active role in deal origination for investors seeking investments across East Africa’s renewable energy sector. Mr. Obiero’s recent projects include; advising a Pan African downstream oil & gas company seeking to outsource its lubricants business, systems and processes optimization for a Kenya government owned Energy Company, promotion of a partnership between a Moldovan and South African energy consulting firm on a joint bid for a project in Malawi and developing & implementing local fundraising strategy for a Climate Change adaptation project run by a Dutch foundation. Mr. Obiero worked at Kenya Shell Limited for 6 years. Mr. Obiero, holds a Masters in Business from University of Warwick and a Bachelors in Finance from University of Nairobi.

Mr. Kututa has over 20 years experience in shipping, logistics and port management. Mr. Kututa is the Founder and Managing Director of, a leading provider of sea and air logistics solutions across East Africa. His company is one of only two shipping companies with BIMCO membership certifications in Kenya. Mr. Kututa’s areas of expertise include; developing product campaigns to expand business lines, maximizing Intermodal transportation concept and formulation of global shipping and maritime logistics for importers & exporters. Regular cargoes handled by his company include; bagged sulphur, clinker, steel, bauxite, iron ore, coal, gypsum, maize, wheat, vehicles, soda ash, fluorspar, rutile, silica sands and limestone. In 1992, Mr. Kututa became the first African to be honored with the Cory Brothers Shipping Award from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK). He is a Director at Kenya Maritime Authority, Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Eastern Africa Branch-covering 15 countries), and member of the ICS London Controlling and Executive Councils. In 2005, Mr. Kututa was a Member of a task force appointed by the Minister of Transport to recommend an Integrated National Transport Policy. He holds a Masters of Science in shipping management from World Maritime University, Sweden and he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers London.

Emily has over 8 years experience in the food industry. Emily is currently a Manager at a leading milk processor in Kenya. In addition to processing, packaging and retailing fresh milk, the company also produces yoghurt, long life milk, butter and ghee. Emily’s role entails; overseeing quality control and assurance through the entire value chain, product development through R&D, preparation of departmental reports for the management and Board, monitoring quality trends and handling quality based customer complaints. Emily is a member of the Technical Committee, charged with the development and review of Kenyan Standards in milk & milk products, at Kenya Bureau of Standards. Previously, Emily worked at Nairobi Bottlers Limited a local affiliate of Coca-Cola. Emily is qualified as a Lead Auditor in ISO 22000:2005 – Food Safety Management Systems and she holds a Green Belt under the Operational Excellence a lean manufacturing model program.

Mr. Ndungu has over 10 years experience in accounting and finance in the medical/pharmaceutical field. Mr. Ndungu is currently the Finance Manager at a leading retailer of medicine and cosmetics in Kenya. Mr. Ndungu’s key responsibilities include; corporate strategy formulation & implementation, day to day cash flow management, feasibility reviews of new projects, designing and implementation of credit control policies, negotiating with suppliers and review of lease agreements. Between 2005 and 2009, Mr. Ndungu worked at Acacia Medical Center Limited, a provider of outpatient medical services. Mr. Ndungu holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Finance and Banking Option) degree from Moi University and he is a registered Certified Public Accountant (since 2005).