Important Dates

Conference Dates

25th-26th October 2018

Deadline for Abstract Submission

30th september 2018

Deadline for Full Paper Submission

12th October 2018

Notification of Paper Acceptance
2 days after receipt of full paper


   University of Nairobi, School of Business, Lower Kabete Campus, Nairobi, Kenya


KeyNote Speakers


Hans Piet

Head of Practice - Mobile Broadband-Ericcson-Region Sub-Saharan Africa(RSSA)

Hans Piet is the Head of Mobile Broadband for Ericsson in Sub-Saharan Africa. In this capacity, he is responsible for driving the Mobile Broadband sales for Ericsson in sub-Saharan through pro-active engagements and global knowledge sharing. He has been involved with the telecommunications industry for nearly 20 years in roles spanning from Operations, Sales support and Relationship Sales, and has worked in Africa for over 15 years of which 7.5 years in Nairobi, Kenya. Hans holds a degree in Information Technology and has completed Post Graduate Executive Programs at Nijenrode University and Kellogg School of Management.

Musyoka Muli

Managing Director,

Longhorn Publishers Kenya


Munir Mohammed

Managing Director,

National Bank of Kenya

Prof. Margaret Kobia


Public Service Commission

 Prof. Margaret Kobia is the Chairperson Public Service Commission (PSC). She is an Associate Professor of Management. Prof. Kobia Holds a PhD degree in Human Resource Education from University of Illinois, MEd from Kenyatta University and BEd from University of Nairobi. She received her ‘O’ and ‘A’ level education at Alliance Girls High School.  Prof. Kobia has taught Management, Entrepreneurship and Research Methods at university level. Her research interests include Public Sector Reforms and Performance Management Training. Prof. Kobia is the editor of the African Journal of Public Administration and Management. Her Head of State Commendations and Awards include; Order of Grand Warrior (OGW), First Class Order of Chief Burning Spear (CBS) and Commonwealth Gordon Draper Award 2010. Before joining Public Service Commission she was the Director, Kenya School of Government. Prof. Kobia sits in several Public Sector Management Boards and continues to supervise Management Research Students.


Eng.Patrick Obath


Kenya Private Sector Alliance

Peter Kebati


Mumias Sugar

Mr. Peter Kebati, Managing Director, Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC) holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting from the University of Nairobi. He is a CPA (K) holder and, a member of ICPAK. He is also a Certified Credit Professional. Before his appointment as Managing Director in July 2012, Mr. Kebati served as the Finance Director for MSC for nine years, having joined in 2003, as the Head of the Internal Audit.  As Finance Director, he was instrumental in driving MSC’s diversification business initiatives including Cogeneration Water Bottling Plant and the Ethanol Distillery. His previous assignments include  Director Finance, Strategy and Business Development, Metropol E. Africa (Representing Dun & Bradstreet); Head of Credit Consumer Banking (Standard Chartered Bank); Senior Audit Manager Group Internal Audit East and West Africa (Standard Chartered Bank),  and Audit Manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers.

He is currently driving MSC’s proposed Green Field Project with TARDA.
Evans Gor Semelang’o, HSC


Youth Enterprise Development Fund Board

Education: A graduate of social policy and Management from Netherlands

Mentorship: Selected and appointed a Distinguished Mentor at Kenyatta University Business incubation Centre    together with Dr Manu Chandaria, Chris Kiribu and Mr S.K.Macharia.

Business: Founder Owner and Director in Several Business Enterprises 

Among them:

Talanta Africa Media and Telecommunication Ltd –Publishers of the Truth Weekly Newspaper and The Corporate Intelligence Africa Magazine

Licensed Contact service Providers by CCK to do Bulk SMS and Short Call Services

Chairman and Director of Petro Kenya Oil Company Ltd- Importers, Exporters and Wholesale of Petroleum products across the East Central Africa Region

Chairman of Superior Tours and Travel Ltd that owns Teletaxis

Chaired the 27 member National Youth Council Steering Committee that resulted in the Development of the Youth policy and the creation of National Youth Council

Appointed a member of the Board of Directors of the Youth Enterprise Development Fund in 2009-Jan 2013

December 2012 Decorated with the Head of State Commendation award for outstanding service to the nation in regard to enormous contribution towards Youth Development in Kenya.

Appointed in 2007 as a member of the National Youth Service (N.Y.S) review task force.

Joshua Oigara


Kenya Commercial Bank

Joshua Oigara is the Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Group, the largest commercial bank in East Africa by assets (US$ 4.3 billion). He joined KCB Group in 2011 first as Chief Financial Officer and took over as the Group Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2013.

Joshua holds an MBA with distinction from Edith Cowan University, Australia and a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting degree from the University of Nairobi.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. Joshua is a graduate of both the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and the Duke University Business School (Fuqua) Leadership Development programs. He is an Alumnus of the Institut Europeen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) business school’s Management Program.

He has previously worked in various high level positions at Lafarge East Africa subsidiaries (Bamburi, Hima and Mbeya) and other corporates.  He started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Audit and Business Advisory. Joshua has great expertise in financial management, strategy, business development, commercial, Information Technology excellence, performance improvement and change management. 

He is a member of the Board of Directors of KCB Limited, KCB Bank Tanzania and KCB Foundation.  He was previously a member of the Board of Directors for Bamburi Cement Limited, Hima Cement Ltd, Mbeya Cement Ltd, Himcem Holdings Ltd and Lafarge Eco Systems Ltd until 2011. He is the current Chairman of Sunview Owner’s Management Company Ltd and is a Founder Chairman, of the William and Dinah Foundation that supports the education of bright and needy students in primary schools.

Kung’u Gatabaki


Capital Markets Authority

About the keynote/guest speaker:

Mr. Gatabaki is an Economist and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Legon University, Ghana and a Diploma in Project Planning and Management from the Bradford University, UK. He has acquired wide experience in project finance, portfolio management and corporate board business.  He  started his working career with Firestone Africa (1969) Limited in 1972, briefly moving to Nation Media Group, where he served as Marketing Assistant before joining CDC Group, Plc (formerly Commonwealth Development Corporation) in 1974 where he worked until 2004.   He currently serves as the Chairman of Capital Markets Authority and the Micro-Africa Limited (also called as Micro Kenya/Micro Africa).  He is also a Non-executive Director of Development Bank of Kenya, Grain Bulk Handlers Limited, Jacaranda Hotels, Kenya Safari Lodges & Hotels, Uganda Micro Finance, among others.   He previously  served as a Director of the Housing Finance Company of Kenya Ltd. and Shelter Afrique Ltd

Sam Shollei


Standard Group

Mr. Sam Shollei has vast experience in the media industry and is credited with having held the position of Managing Director – Mwananchi Communications in Tanzania - a business that saw tremendous growth during his tenure. He served as Director – Business Development at Nation Media Nairobi office and GM – Monitor Publications in Uganda. He has also held director and senior management positions in companies in Nairobi including Trans National Bank. Mr. Shollei holds both MBA and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from University of Nairobi.

Jeremy Awory


Barclays Bank of Kenya


Sicily Kariuki


Tea Board of Kenya


Isaack Awuondo

Group C.E.O,

Commercial Bank of Africa

  Prof. Thomas Ross

University of British Colombia,

School of Business

Prof. Isaac Mbeche

DVC-Student Affairs,

University of Nairobi

Prof. Evans Aosa

Ass. Dean (GBS), School of Business, University of Nairobi


Xing Quan Zhang

Head, Center for Cities,

United Nations Human Settlements Programme


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  • Masters students    KShs. 2000
  • Undergraduates      KShs.500
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