ETHICS CONFERENCE SPEAKER PROFILES
Archbishop (Rtd) Eliud Wabukala, EBS
Chairman of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
His Grace Rtd. Arch Bishop Dr. Eliud Wabukala is the Chairman of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), a position to which he was appointed to in January 2017. He is the Retired Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya. Dr. Wabukala has previously served as the Chairperson of Kenya National Anti-Corruption Campaign Steering Committee (NACCSC), having been appointed by the former president of the republic of Kenya His Excellency Mwai Kibaki. Prior to his appointment as the Chair of NACCSC he had previously served as an NACCSC Committee Member for five years. He was also the Chairman of GAFCON – Global Future Anglican Conference. Retired Archbishop Wabukala is also a former Chairman of the National Council of Churches of Kenya, a professional teacher with many years of teaching experience and has previously served as the Academic Dean of St. Paul’s University, where he also served as a lecturer. Dr. Wabukala has been involved in many peace mitigations and reconciliation processes following the 2007 post-election violence in Kenya. He was an active stakeholder in the Interfaith Ufungamano meetings, from where he found his way into the Kofi Annan led peace talks. Archbishop Wabukala has also been involved in the reform process in South Sudan. He is a graduate of Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, Canada, and St. Paul’s College Limuru.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 17th 2020 PANELISTS
Advocate Of The High Court Of Kenya
Catherine Nyiha is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya admitted to the bar in 1993. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi with a postgraduate diploma from the Kenya School of Law. She joined Nyiha, Mukoma and Co. Advocates as a partner after working for 18 years (1993-2012) as a State Counsel in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, where she specialized in Compliance and Regulation, ensuring that companies, partnerships, hire purchase businesses, books and newspapers, sports bodies, religious organisations, welfare associations, private members’ clubs, and political parties in the Republic of Kenya complied with their parent statutes. She also mediated when disputes arose among the members of the said bodies.
She headed the Official Receiver Section in the Attorney-General’s office (2004-2012). She has attended and completed the Programme for Management Development (Strathmore Business School, 2010), attended and completed the Government of Kenya Senior Leadership Development Programme (Kenya Institute of Administration, 2011), and attended and completed the Women in Leadership Programme (Strathmore Business School, 2013). She is currently pursuing a Masters in Law in International Business Law. Catherine has special expertise in Regulation and Compliance, Mediation and International Business Law.
Mr. Twalib Abdallah Mbarak
CBS - Commission Secretary/CEO
Mr. Twalib Abdallah Mbarak formally took office at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) after a swearing-in ceremony held at the Supreme Court of Kenya, on 14th January, 2019. He is the Commission’s second Secretary/Chief Executive Officer since the EACC was established to replace the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission in 2012. He took over from Mr. Halakhe Waqo who served at the Commission for six years. Mr. Twalib Mbarak joined the army in 1984 as a cadet and rose through the ranks to be a Major. He served as a Platoon Commander of Kenya Riffles in 1985-88, Security Officer (Military Protective Security) in 1987-91, before working for one year at the UN Military Observer Mission for Western Sahara Referendum. Between 1993 and 1996, he served as a Personal Assistant to the Director of Military Intelligence, before moving on to the Horn of Africa Military Intelligence Corp. Mr. Mbarak was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in 1985, and was promoted to First Lieutenant in 1987. He was awarded the honor of being a Major in 1994. He graduated with Master of Arts in Armed Conflict and Peace Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology and Diploma in Armed Conflict — all from the University of Nairobi. He also holds prestigious international certification on leadership, security, intelligence gathering and investigations. Mr. Mbarak joined the National Security Intelligence Service as the head of Research and Analysis External Division in 1990. AT NIS, he also served as Head of Protective Security, Head of Security Analysis and Production Division Principal Officer, as well as head of NIS Academy Research and Development Department. He is credited with training and mentoring some of the top spies in the country. He left the NIS in 2006 and joined EACC’s precursor — the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC) — as Principal Officer in the Under Cover Investigations Unit where he served until 2010. While at KACC he played a critical role in the establishment of the intelligence unit. Until his recent nomination, he was the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) Security and Integrity Manager. He has mentored many security professionals through tutelage, internship opportunities, coaching and training on strategic security, investigations and intelligence. He is also a member of the USA-based American Society for Industrial Security, UK’s International Management Security Institute and a founder Chair of ACISMP
Research Fellow and Executive Coach, Strathmore Business School
Mr. Kimani was the former Director of the MBA Program at Strathmore Business School (SBS). Currently, he is the Executive Coach for the Senior Leadership Programmes, MBA executives and the Executive Education divisions. He has worked as a senior finance executive in Africa’s Group Financial Controller UUNET, Eastern Africa Finance Manager for Air France. He is also developing a growing portfolio of Corporate Executive Coaching clients that include Senior Management teams of East African Development Bank, Housing Finance Bank Uganda, Uganda Revenue Authority, ILRI (Kenya and Ethiopia) and numerous individual executives. He has start-up, Business Process Re-engineering and Business Application Implementation expertise as a SAP ERP consultant. He associates with Deloitte.
On the education front, He is an alumnus of IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain as a graduate of the International Faculty Programme, a course for training in Executive Education. He also holds an MBA degree from Manchester Business School, UK (with Merit) where he also sit in the Alumni Mentors panel, coaches and mentors current participants of the Worldwide MBA programme. His holds B. Ed degree from Kenyatta University. Professionally, Mr. Kimani is a Kenya Certified Public Accountant, a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountant (ICPAK) and a trained SAP ERP Consultant.
Research Services, Strathmore University
Mr. Opiyo holds a BA in Sociology from Egerton University and a postgraduate diploma in Healthcare Management from the Strathmore Business School. He became an accredited mediation under the 40-hour mediation training organized by the Strathmore Dispute Resolution Centre. He has participated as a mediator in commercial mediation awareness sessions organized by Strathmore Business School alumni. He is also a facilitator of the 40 Hour Mediation Training and Accreditation Program at SDRC.
WEDNESDAY – NOVEMBER 18th 2020 PANELISTS
Dr. Purity K. Gitonga
Deputy Director Of The National Integrity Academy, Ethics And Anti-Corruption Commission
A seasoned trainer on soft skills in matters of ethics & integrity, leadership, HR, personal and professional development. Passionate about educating, mentoring and inspiring people to Become. Recipient of Pan African -CEO Global Award of the Most Influential Women, 2018. Holder of Doctoral Studies in Business Administration (Human Resource Management- Emotional Intelligence & Leadership). Trained in Strategic Leadership, Ethics and Corporate Governance from Marquette University/Les Aspin Centre -USA); ESAMI, Loughborough University-UK (Commonwealth Programme), Centre for Corporate Governance- Kenya; Egerton University (TRAG programme); S.A.L.T Institute, Haggai Institute –Hawaii, USA., Negev Institute -Israel and Kenya School of Government. Attended Kaaga Girls, Mugoiri Girls, Kenyatta University and University of Nairobi. Possesses in- depth expertise & experience in Human Resource Management, Curriculum Design and Development; material development and Programmes design. A write and teacher per excellence, and Promoter of Character Education & a Rotarian, The brains behind the establishment of integrity club and integrity movement in institutions of learning in Kenya. Inspired by her ‘KAI’ mantra - Knowledge, Attitude and Integrity.
Prof. Rafael Alvira
Emeritus Professor Of Philosophy, University Of Navarra
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Navarra, Vice-president of the AIESC, Vice-president of the Institute “Business and Humanism”, and a member of several scientific committees, boards, etc. in different countries.
Born in Madrid, Spain. Graduate in History and in Philosophy. Phil.Dr. at the Complutense University of Ma¬drid and at the Lateran University of Rome. He spent two years at the University of Münster (Germany) and another two academic years at the Lateran University (Rome). He has had also study and research stays in Austria, France, U.S.A., England, etc.
He became Associated Professor for Metaphysics at the Com¬plutense University of Madrid in 1975, and in 1979 Full Professor at the State University of La Laguna, before being appointed Full Professor at the University of Navarre.
In this University, he has been Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Director of the Institute “Business and Humanism”, Director of the Department of Philosophy and Director of the Program for ``Government and Culture``.
He has been the Director of 80 Doctoral theses, 85 Master theses and 9 Research Projects.
Member of many Learned Societies, he has been invited to many Universities in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. He has published 17 books and 350 articles of his specialty.
Doctoral Fellow At The School Of Humanities And Social Sciences
Mr. Caleb Kandagor Chebon is a Doctoral Fellow at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is pursuing a Master of Arts in Education Practice for Academics and has a Master of Arts in Applied Philosophy and Ethics from Strathmore University. He has a Bachelor of Science in Home science and Technology- Nutrition Major from Maseno University where he managed to graduate with a First Class Honors in November, 2007).
He is a lecturer at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in the following areas: Introduction to Ethics, Principles of Ethics, Philosophical Anthropology, Social and Political Philosophy and Business & Professional Ethics.
Faculty Member, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Strathmore University
Mr. Josphat is a M.A.P.E Lecturer at Strathmore University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts , Masters of Arts both in Philosophy and Masters of Arts in Development Studies. All from the University of Nairobi (UoN), He is currently pursuing PhD from the Kenyatta University. His current research project is - Recalibrating Traditional African Ethics for Contemporary Society.
THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 19th 2020 PANELISTS
Director, Ethics And Leadership Directorate, Ethics And Anti-Corruption Commission
As Director Ethics and Leadership she is responsible for overseeing implementation of the provisions of Chapter 6 of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity and the enabling Legislation. She joined the then Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission in 2005 as an Assistant Director in the Department of Prevention. She has a Master Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Birmingham - United Kingdom; Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of Nairobi (Kenya); Postgraduate Certificate in Governance for African Countries - Singapore Public
Service College; Post graduate Certificate in Governance ethics and anti-corruption- ESAMI, Certificate in Public Corruption Studies -United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigations and is an Alumni of Loughborough University (United Kingdom). Before joining the Commission, Ms. Lucy served as the Accounting officer and Chief Programme Officer of the Public Complaints Committee on Environment from 2001-2004. Experience in Public Service spanning over 25 years. She has represented the Commission in National and International Conference.
Managing Partner Aln Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna
Karim Anjarwalla is the Managing Partner of ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K), which is generally considered the leading corporate law firm in Kenya and is the largest full-service corporate law firm in East Africa. Karim is considered one of the country’s leading corporate M&A practitioners and is also recognised for his Africa-wide cross-border work. He has a wide array of experience advising domestic, regional and international clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments and capital markets transactions.
Karim is consistently involved in the most prominent M&A transactions in the region and acts on major cross-border deals, including advising Equity Group Holdings’ in their acquisitions of various banks in five African countries and Garda World’s acquisition of KK Security in eight African countries. He has in the recent past acted for bank acquirers on consolidation deals in Kenya – such as the acquisition of Habib Bank by Diamond Trust Bank, and the sale of Fidelity Bank to Mauritius’ SBM Holding and Giro Commercial Bank to I&M Holdings. He has acted for National Government of Kenya in various Eurobond issues, including mostly recently on its USD 2.5 billion sovereign bond.
Under Karim’s leadership, A&K established ALN, an alliance of leading corporate law firms currently in 15 key African jurisdictions and the UAE.
Karim is regularly an invited expert at various international legal and business forums. He is rated as a “leading lawyer” by Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and The Legal 500. Under Karim’s leadership, A&K has won the African Law Firm of the Year Award four times since the launch of the awards in 2013.
Program Manager, Un Global Compact Network, Kenya
Mr. Paul Annan is an advocate for good governance, human rights, and anti-corruption, with practical experience in program management and coordination. He is the Programme Manager of the United Nations Global Compact Network Kenya. He has previously worked for the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), as the Programme Advisor on Anti-Corruption and Devolution. He has also worked for Transparency International Kenya (TI Kenya), as a Programme Officer in the Citizens Demand Programme, and the Forum for African Women Educationalist (FAWE). While at TI Kenya, Mr. Annan also served as a Board Member of the Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network (KEWASNET), specifically in the Audit & Risk Management Committee.
Mr. Annan has also undertaken anti-corruption consultancies for International institutions. For instance, he has consulted for International Governance and Risk Institute (GovRisk), as theKenya Country Representative. Here he provided expert consulting services to GovRisk’s monitoring and learning function for activities pertaining to the United Kingdom’s Business Integrity Initiative (BII) in Kenya. In addition, he has also consulted for Konung International, as the Kenya Country facilitator and monitoring agent for the DFID funded International Action Against Corruption (I-ACT) Programme, the Mobilizing Data for Anti-Corruption (MODAC) programme and the Fiscal Accountability, Sustainability and Transparency (FAST) programme.
Mr. Annan is currently completing a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Nairobi. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from Maseno University, and an advanced certificate in project management.
Eng. Naresh Mehta
Managing Director Prisma Technics Ltd.
He is the managing director Prisma Technics Ltd. and founder of Power technics, Board Chair Schneider Electric and member of Strathmore University Engineering Advisory Board.
He has vast experience in electrical engineering, superior sheet metal engineering technology, automation and systems.
Paul M. Gachoka
COMMISSIONER - Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
A Commissioner at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, a position to which he was appointed to in January, 2016. He is an Advocate of 25 years standing with in-depth legal experience in Kenya as a Principal at the Law Firm of Mwaniki Gachoka and Co. Advocates, representing clients in multi-disciplinary commercial and conveyancing services and civil cases. Commissioner Gachoka is also a practicing Arbitrator handling disputes relating to construction, commercial and labour issues. He previously held the positions of Chairman of the Restrictive Trade Practices Tribunal where he handled complex disputes; Chairman of the Public Procurement Administrative Review Board, where he was involved in drafting the Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations, 2006 and handling of Public Procurement Appeals and Member of the Public Procurement Complaints, Review and Appeals Board (PPCRAB). He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator. He served as a Director in the Board of Concord Insurance Company Limited; (2004 to 2011); and further, a Council Member of the Law Society of Kenya (2003 to 2006). Commissioner Gachoka was admitted to the Bar as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya having graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nairobi. He is also a holder of a Master of Arts in Philosophy and Ethics from Strathmore University.
Prof. Patricia Kameri-Mbote
Founding Research Director of (IELRC), and the Programme Director for Africa
Professor Patricia Kameri-Mbote is a Founding Research Director of (IELRC), and the Programme Director for Africa. She studied law at the University of Nairobi, the University of Warwick, the University of Zimbabwe and pursued her doctoral studies at Stanford Law School, (Stanford University). She is currently an Associate Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Nairobi and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
She has also taught international environmental law at the University of Kansas. She is a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, a board member of the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE-Uganda) and Women and Law in East Africa (WLEA). She has consulted for many international and national agencies including the World Bank, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) and the government of Kenya. She is also the Africa Editor of the Law, Environment and Development Journal (LEAD Journal), a peer-reviewed academic journal jointly published by IELRC and SOAS.
She has published widely in the areas of international law, environmental law, women's rights and property rights. Her research interests include public international law, environment and natural resources law and policy, human rights, women's rights, intellectual property rights, biotechnology policy and law and economic law.
Chief Executive Officer - Media Council of Kenya
David Omwoyo is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Media Council of Kenya (MCK), the national regulator of Kenya’s vibrant media sector. He has over 15 years’ experience in journalism, media training and management, spanning the public, private, religious and non-governmental sectors.
Before joining the MCK, he was the Managing Director of Waumini Communications and Communications Director for the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops for 6 years growing an enviable countrywide media network. He also worked in academia, as Fundraising and Donor Relations Manager at Egerton University, with responsibility for institutional advancement and donor relations.
An advocate of devolution, David oversaw and coordinated the establishment of more than 18 community radios in different parts of the country to promote community dialogue for sustainable peace and rural development.
He has Master of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Leicester. He has researched and written on among other things, the role of vernacular media in fanning ethnic animosity during Kenya 2007-8 post-election violence; the challenges and opportunities in Africa’s different regulation models.
David is passionate about developing new models to sustain public interest media as a way of ensuring media freedom, independence and self-regulation which has defined his work at the Media Council of Kenya.
Board Member Of The African Union Advisory Board On Corruption
Samuel Kimeu has been the Executive Director of Transparency International Kenya since 2010. He previously served as a Governance Specialist at the Embassy of Finland in Nairobi and the Executive Director of the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists. He has also taught law at the Kenyatta University School of Law in Nairobi-Kenya. He is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a member of both the Law Society of Kenya and the East African Law Society. He holds a Master of Laws degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA. He received his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Nairobi. Mr. Kimeu is currently serving as an elected member of The African Union Advisory Board on Corruption (AUABC) since August 2019 and The Board of Transparency International since October 2017.
Eng. James Mwangi
Chair Of The Energy Sector Committee, KEPSA
Eng. James N. Mwangi is the Chief Executive Officer at Kurrent Technologies Ltd. He is a registered consulting Engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) with over thirty-five (35) years of extensive engineering working experience with over 30 of the years in the Energy (Power generation and Renewable Energy) and Oil & Gas sectors. He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi. He has extensive experience in Oil & Gas, Power generation and renewable energy.
He previously worked with Caltex Oil (K) Ltd as the Regional Engineering Manager until 2001. He also worked as a Senior Projects Engineer with Caltex Petroleum Corporation in Dallas Texas, USA from 1994 to 1996. He handled large petroleum infrastructure projects both at regional and global level. He started Kurrent Technologies Ltd, which is a well-recognized consulting firm in the Energy sector in the region in 2001.
James has been actively involved in advocacy work including lobbying and giving inputs into Government policies and draft legislation/regulations etc. As part of his advocacy work, James is currently the Chairman of the Energy and Extractives Sector board at Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), is a Fellow at the Institute of Engineers of Kenya and an active member and past Chairman of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Kenya among other professional bodies/Business Membership Organisations. Key Achievements include active stakeholder participation in Kenya’s Energy Policy and Kenya’s Energy Act 2019 as well as the Petroleum Act 2019 among other advocacy efforts/achievements. James has been actively involved in giving significant inputs into the Engineers Act 2011 and the Engineers Rules 2019.
Eng. Mwangi has presented many papers and participated in many panels in local and international forums/conferences on matters relating to Energy and Petroleum sectors, Engineering Profession as well as matter relating to Integrity.
Transparency International Executive Director
Sheila Masinde has over 10 years work experience in media, outreach, governance and programme management. She joined TI-Kenya in 2014 from BBC Media Action (British Broadcasting Corporation’s international development charity) where she was the Communications and Training Manager. She first worked for Transparency International Kenya from 2009 to 2012 as the Advocacy and Communications Programme Officer. She has also worked at the Nation Media Group as a radio news presenter for Easy FM and online sub-editor, and I Choose Life as a Programme Trainer and Assistant Programme Manager.
She also sits on the board of I Choose Life and serves in the resource mobilization and communications board committee. She holds a Master of Arts in Communication studies from the School of Journalism, University of Nairobi and Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyatta University.
Anthony Muniu Thoithi
Partner - Advisory Services Leader, Eastern Africa – PwC
Muniu leads PwC Eastern Africa’s Advisory Services practice. His team includes 7 partners and over 200 Advisory practitioners who provide practical advice, solutions and insights to clients in line with their strategic priorities. Leveraging a diverse range of highly qualified, experienced and versatile professionals, his team works seamlessly to solve important problems for clients in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mauritius and Zambia; further collaborating with subject matter experts from across PwC Africa and Global Network as necessary. Muniu brings to the panel decades of world-class insight and experience in partnering with PwC clients in their Transformation journey and coordinating PwC specialists in various disciplines, including: Fraud and Bribery & Corruption Risk Management experts; Financial Crime Risk Management experts; Transactions Advisory & Corporate Finance experts; Financial & Operational Restructuring advisors; Portfolio & Programme Management experts; Strategy & Operations Consulting experts; Technology & Digital Transformation advisors; Data Analytics; Innovation & Customer Experience experts; and People & Change Management experts.
Executive Director, Un Global Compact Network, Kenya
Ms. Judy Njino, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Kenya Is the Executive Director and focal Point of the Global Compact Network Kenya since April 2013. The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with more than 13,500 signatories from 160 countries that have committed to aligning strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and taking actions that advance societal goals. Global Compact Kenya is the largest Network of the UN Global Compact in Africa, Middle East and North Africa region.
As the Executive Director, Judy is responsible for providing the strategic direction of Global Compact-Kenya to entrench ethical and sustainable business practice in Kenya’s Private Sector and broker partnerships to advance the sustainable development agenda. Currently, she oversees a network membership base of 171 business and non-business signatories to the UN Global Compact in Kenya and 700 other to the Code of Ethics For Business In Kenya which includes leading multi-national, national, small and medium sized enterprises.
In her role supporting Kenyan signatory companies to live up to their commitments, Judy has successfully designed and executed capacity building programs and initiatives that has seen companies mainstream the UN Global Compact principles in business strategies and operations and make annual public disclosures to their stakeholders on the implementation of the principles. Under her leadership, she has positioned Global Compact- Kenya as a leading platform in Kenya that mobilizes business support to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth.
Judy is also responsible for building and managing the network’s partnerships with a wide range of strategic stakeholders from Government, business sector, U.N agencies and the donor community.
Prior to her current position, Judy managed the Responsible Business programme at Ufadhili Trust; a Kenyan Non Profit Organization that works to promote Social Responsibility in East Africa. Judy has also worked with various development agencies such as Samaritan’s Purse International relief in designing and implementing community water and sanitation projects across the country.
Judy has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology and Community Development from Daystar University in Kenya and has pursued a Masters Degree in Project Planning and Management at the University of Nairobi. She is also a national expert on ISO 26000 –Standard on Social Responsibility.
Coordinator of the Kenya Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas
Wanguhu is a Kenyan National and a human right and governance practitioner. He is the founding Coordinator of the Kenya Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas. At the platform he coordinates civil society to provide a collective voice on Oil, Gas and broader extractive issues. He is an analyst on oil and gas on the continent and has written widely on the political economy of oil exploration and production in Kenya. Wanguhu previously headed the programme department at the Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG), a think tank with a focus on the structural causes of corruption. He currently sits on its board. Prior to joining AfriCOG, he worked with the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) and at the Danish Institute for Human rights (DIHR) in Copenhagen undertaking research on Business and Human Rights. Wanguhu is an alumnus of the Draper Hills Fellow Program at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. He holds an LLM International and Commercial Dispute Resolution. He sits on the boards of the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and the Africa Centre for Open Governance (AfriCOG). He has contributed to various civil society reports, academic pieces as well as a recent book, Africa's New Oil . In recognition of his knowledge on Oil and Gas matters in East Africa, Wanguhu has made key presentations at Chatham House and at panels at the Brookings Institute as well as through key informant interviews for press pieces.
Prof Izael Da Silva
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation
Prof. Izael Pereira Da Silva has a PhD in Power Systems Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil). He is also a Certified Energy Manager (CEM). At present, he is a Professor at Strathmore University and the Deputy Vice Chancellor – Research and Innovation. He started the Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC), which he led as the director from 2012 – 2017. Before working at Strathmore University, he was an Associate Professor at Makerere University, in the College of Engineering Design Arts and Technology (CEDAT), where he worked for 13 years. He has strong interest in the following areas: Rural Electrification, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Sustainable Development and Demand Side Management. In line with this interest, he started the Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC), which aims at training, conducting research and providing consultancy services in energy related topics, promoting sustainable development and cooperation among countries. Prof. Da Silva has written extensively on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. In March 2012, Prof. Da Silva together with other partners won a project sponsored by DFID and DANIDA, and managed by the World Bank to set up the first Climate Innovation Centre (CIC) in the world. It is housed in Strathmore and serves SMEs financially and technically to solve challenges posed by the adverse impact of climate change by mitigation and adaptation. Currently he serves on the Board of the Kenya Climate and Innovation Centre, which provides holistic, country-driven support to accelerate the development of locally relevant businesses dealing with clean energy technologies, water management and agri-business. In 2013, he was honored by the Brazilian Government with the title of “Comendador da Ordem de Rio Branco” for his services towards education and poverty alleviation in Africa. In October 2014, after more than one year of efforts together with seven other colleagues, he managed to get the Association of Energy Engineers – AEE to approve the Association of Energy Professionals (Eastern Africa) as a chapter of AEE for the five East African countries plus Ethiopia and South-Sudan. Prof. Da Silva is the first elected President and life founding member of the Association of Energy Professionals Eastern Africa (AEPEA). In November 2016, Prof. Da Silva was appointed to serve as Chairman in the Independent Power Producer, Power Purchase Agreement (IPP/PPA) taskforce, constituted by The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya, to help reduce the electricity tariff. He is also a member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) – (Atlanta, USA), Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE), Africa Europe Energy Partnership (AEEP), African Renewable Energy Technology Platform (AFRETEP), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).
Chair Of The Kemri Ethics Review Committee
Ambrose Rachier is the founder and Senior Partner of Rachier & Amollo Advocates. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of over 30 years standing. He spearheaded and championed the evolution of a legal regime and system geared towards the protection of the rights of people living with AIDS, and chaired the task force on HIV/AIDS, credited with the creation of a draft bill on HIV/AIDS. He is currently a member of the Kenya Medical Research Institute and National Ethical Review Committee and the Chairman to the KELIN Board of Directors and Gor Mahia Football Club.
Vice Chancellor, Strathmore University
Dr. Vincent Ogutu
Vice Chancellor Designate, Strathmore University
Director, University Relations & Communication At Strathmore University