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-AIBUMA 2015


Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi ;
Cabinet Secretary,
Ministry of Education,
Science and Technology,

Jacob Kaimenyi is a Kenyan dentist who was nominated by President Uhuru Kenyatta on April 2015 as Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. He currently served as Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Nairobi in charge of Academic Affairs. Mr. Kaimenyi was honored with the Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear by His Excellency, the former President of Kenya, and Hon. Mwai Kibaki. He is also a fellow of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences, fellow of the International College of dentists and fellow (Horonary) of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.


Prof. Kaimenyi holds a Bachelor degree in Dental Surgery  from the University of Nairobi ,a Master of Dental Surgery ,Periodontology from the University of Mangalore ,India and Doctor of Philosophy in Periodontology ,Periodontics/Periodontology from the University of Nairobi.


He also taught Periodontics and Periodontology at the Department of Periodontology, Community and Preventive Dentistry at the College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi.

Dr. Edward Odundo CEO, Retirement Benefits Authority ( RBA)

Dr. Edward Odundo is the Chief Executive Officer of Retirement Benefits Authority (Kenya).Dr. Odundo was honored by his Excellency the President, Hon. Mwai Kibaki, with The Moran of the Order of The Burning Spear (MBS), He has previously served as Director of the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) from June 2005  to October 2009 , Director Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) from October 2005 to Present, a Board member of the Insurance Training and Educational Trust and the Vice President of the International Organization Of Pensions Supervisors (IOPS) from August 2007 to October 2013.

Dr. Odundo has held various high level responsibilities such as the Commissioner of Value Added Tax, Kenya Revenue Authority from January 1997 to April 2004  and Founder and First Chairman of the Forum of VAT Commissioners in Africa with its headquarters in Accra, Ghana from November 1996 to October 2008, First Financial Controller Kenya Revenue Authority, General Manager East Africa Reinsurance Company Limited from June 1989 to September 1992 and Finance Manager, Kenya Reinsurance Corporation  from December  1982 to May 1989 and also a World Bank GDF external peer reviewer and a mentor for MEFMI fellow candidates.

He holds a PhD in Business Administration (Strategic Management) from the University Of Nairobi .Dr. Odundo is also an alumni of Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government with a certificate in Public Administration and holds membership of several professional bodies including; Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FCPAK), fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries (FCPSK), Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Management (FKIM), former Deputy Chairman of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), former Board Member of the Registration of Accountants of Kenya (RAB)

Prof. Egide Karuranga - Laval University Canada

Dr.  Egide Karuranga, Associateprofessor at Laval University School of Business, Canada currently teaching Business intelligence, International Human resource Management ,MBAlevel and Strategic management :Theories and Applications ,PhD level. He isalsoholds the position of Chairman of the Board of the recently established Global Diaspora Investment Fund.

He has previously served in the following senior capacities ,Chairman of the Rwandan Diaspora of Canada fromNovember 2011 to January 2015,Researcher at ITIS Laval university ,Laval International Development Program and Internshipsupervisor ,Visiting Professor at Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico), Visiting Professor at Nancy Business School (France),  Assistant Professor in the Management & Marketing department Virginia State Universityfrom August 2006 to January 2008 ,CEO  Telesystems SARL Kigali from 1995 to 2000 ,CEO Top Systems SARL from 1991-1994 ,Director at  TRAFIPROfrom 1986 to 1990.

Dr.Egideholds a PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Laval. He was also honored by the U.S basedAcademy of Management and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada with Best Paper Awards respectively in 2006 and 2012 in Technology and Innovation Management Divisions

Dr. M.K Rugutt– Deputy Council Secretary National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI)

Dr. Moses Kipngeno Rugutt (BVM, MSC, PhD, HSC) is currently the Deputy Council Secretary of National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation. He joined NACOSTI in  2010 having previously worked with Kenya Agricultural Research Institute in its Animal Health programme.

 He holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) University of Nairobi, a Master's degree in Tropical Veterinary Science and a Ph.D. in Veterinary Parasitology from Glasgow University Veterinary School.

Dr Rugutt has been a member of the Committee on Drug Registration of the pharmacy and Poisons Board since 1999. He is also a board member of the National Quality Control Laboratory, amongst others. Other than these, Dr. Rugutt has distinguished service to the country through a number of professional and community contributions.

Mr. Thiagarajan Ramamurthy ,Nakumatt Holdings Regional Strategy & Operations Director,

Popularly known as TRM, Mr. Ramamurthy has close to four decades of experience and serves as the Regional Strategy and Operations Director at Nakumatt Holdings. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, Nakumatt Holdings holds the enviable distinction as the leading retailer in Sub Sahara Africa operating a chain of Hypermarkets, Supermarkets and Convenience stores. TRM holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Madras University (India), complemented by Post Graduate Diploma Qualifications in Business Administration with a focus on Strategic Marketing.

In the East and Central Africa region, TRM has curved a niche as a Brand Positioning strategist and business turnaround architect with a wealth of experience in niche products and business development for sustainable, profitable development and growth. A dedicated team leader, TRM and Nakumatt Holdings Managing Director Mr. Atul Shah are, also credited with having introduced the popular 24hours shopping concept now available in East Africa.

With his business and marketing acumen, TRM’s sights are now set on rolling out the firm’s pan Africa expansion program across the South, North, West and Horn of Africa region.

A Fellow of the Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK), TRM, is also a widely experienced executive in inter country trade having overseen Nakumatt Holdings Regional expansion, brand building  and capacity building programmes in the last five years.

As a thought leader, TRM is also a regular columnist with the Business Daily among other regional news publications. He is also an international speaker and has addressed and presented papers in various international Retail and related business conferences in Kenya, United States, South Africa, Singapore, Rwanda among other countries.

TRM has also previously worked as a rubber technologist with TVS Group in Chennai (India), IPS (Aga Khan) Group in Kenya.

Arif Zaman, FRSA, is Executive Director, Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (CBW)

Arif Zaman, FRSA, is Executive Director, Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (CBW), the only organisation working in women’s economic empowerment accredited and recognised by all Commonwealth governments. He was Advisor to the Commonwealth Business Council for South Asia, Corporate Governance and Women in Business 2005-2014. He is also CEO, Riscaire providing training and advisory services on governance and reputational risk in partnership with leading firms in related areas in the UK, Dubai and Pakistan. He is on the visiting faculty at Henley Business School, University of Reading. He is the author of the bestselling book on Reputational Risk (Financial Times, 2004 and published in Russian, 2008), still the only international researched based publication of book length on reputational risk from a major business publisher. In 2012-13, he served on the Drafting Panel for the new British Standard BS13500 on Delivering Effective Governance.

Arif was Global Market and Industry Analyst at British Airways (1996-2005) where he won several company awards including for his contribution to BA’s Business Principles and Sustainability Policy and industry awards for his work on logistics, trade and strategy. He previously worked in HSBC’s Corporate Finance division and financial PR for Valin Pollen. Arif was a Visiting Researcher at the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Associate Fellow at the Royal Institution of International Affairs (Chatham House) during a sabbatical from BA in 2003-04. He was Associate Director, Mosaic, HRH Prince of Wales Charities 2005-10 focused on mentoring and leadership development in the Muslim community. In 2011 he received an award from former Malaysian PM Abdullah Badawi for his ‘excellent contribution in the field of public relations serving world communities.’

  Eng. Njoroge – Principal  Secretary Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (MOEP
  Lizzie Wanyoike:- Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (NIBS

Pius Nduatih:- KASNEB


Kamal Budhabhatti: Craft Silicon Group


Prof . Kaijage S. Erasmus

:- School of Business; University of Nairobi

  Bharat Thakrar:- SCAN Group


AIBUMA Payments

Normal charges      $200 or  equivalent in Kenya shillings

  • Doctoral students   KShs. 2000
  • Masters students    KShs. 2000
  • Undergraduates      KShs.500
  • Normal charges      $200

All Payments should be made through;
Account Name: African International Business And Management (AIBUMA)
Account No.: 2022998199
Bank: Barclays
Branch: University of Nairobi
Swift Code: BARKENX
Branch Code: 083



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