A premier platform for organisational leaders and executive coaches to share experiences, learnings and latest research in coaching for accelerated growth of organisations in Africa.
Looking to positively transform yourself and your organisation? Year 2020 brought us many crises but it also offered leaders numerous learning opportunities, while demanding an evolution of how we work. The Africa Executive Coaching Convention provides a platform to effectively address leadership and business challenges and increase successes for organisations
We will pull together stories and case studies that inspire, motivate and encourage stakeholders of executive coaching to sustainably create extraordinary workplaces through executive coaching strategies that work for Africa.
The convention aspires to articulate and work towards a “philosophy” of coaching for Africa that catalyses transformation in individuals and organisations.
Fred Swaniker is on a mission to bring better leadership to Africa and the world. He is the founder and CEO of the African Leadership Group – an ecosystem of organizations that are
catalyzing a new era of ethical, entrepreneurial African leaders.
Over the past 15 years, he has founded and led the pre-university African Leadership Academy, the African Leadership University, the African Leadership Network and ALX — a next-generation leadership development and talent sourcing platform.
Collectively, these endeavours aim to transform Africa
by developing 3 million African leaders by 2035. He is also the founder of The Room, a talent agency for the world’s ambitious doers.
Fred previously worked as a McKinsey consultant before earning an MBA from Stanford and becoming an entrepreneur. He is an Echoing Green Fellow; Aspen Institute Fellow; and most
recently, was recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s most influential people of 2019. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from Macalester College, Middlebury College and Nelson Mandela University.
Simpiwe “Sim” Tshabalala is Chief Executive of the Standard Bank Group.
Sim was born in Hlabisa, in rural KwaZulu-Natal. He grew up in Soweto and was educated at Sacred Heart College in Johannesburg.
Sim attended Rhodes University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988, and a Bachelor of Laws in 1990. He served his articles at Bowman Gilfillan, and went on to do a Master of Laws at Notre Dame in the US, which he was awarded summa cum laude, in 1993.
Sim was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 1994. He joined Real Africa Durolink Investment Bank in 1994 and worked in its structured finance division until 2000. In that time, he continued his studies on a part-time basis, and completed the Higher Diploma in taxation law from the University of the Witwatersrand (‘Wits’) in 1996.
Sim joined the Project Finance Division of Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank as head of structured finance in 2000, becoming a Director in 2000 and Managing Director of Stanbic Africa in 2001. In 2006 he was appointed Chief Executive of Personal and Business Banking, South Africa. In the same year, he completed Harvard University’s Advanced Management Programme.
In March 2008, Sim was appointed as Chief Executive of Standard Bank South Africa. He was appointed as one of three Deputy Chief Executives of the Standard Bank Group in April 2009. In June 2012, Sim took on the additional responsibility for Corporate and Investment Banking’s client franchise in South Africa.
In March 2013, Sim was appointed joint Chief Executive of the Standard Bank Group, extending his responsibilities to the banking businesses on the African continent outside South Africa and to the bank’s Wealth business, including Liberty Holdings. In September 2017, Sim was appointed as the sole Chief Executive of the Standard Bank Group.
Sim serves on the Boards of the Liberty Group and the Banking Association of South Africa. In January 2018, he was appointed to the board of the Institute of International Finance. In August 2018, Sim was made a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers of South Africa. He is currently President of the International Monetary Conference.
Martin is a former banker, an Executive Coach, Leadership and Governance Advisor. He led KCB Bank Group as CEO and board member during a period of rapid transformation and growth; he has worked in senior leadership roles at Barclays Bank in Kenya and South Africa and has recently spent three years as a Partner in the professional services firm, Deloitte, leading their Financial Services Industry practice. Martin has previously worked in the public service as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance/Treasury, Government of Kenya.
He sits on a number of bluechip company boards as non-executive director. Martin is involved in facilitating world-class board practice and leadership development, which are key areas for business sustainability. He is an alumni of The University of Nairobi, ESAMI/Maastritch Business School, Harvard Business School as well as a holder of a number of qualifications in Executive Coaching, Accounting, Banking, Leadership and Governance. He has received recognition by both the Government of Kenya (Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear – CBS ) and KCA University (Honorary Doctor of Business Leadership degree), among others, for his work in the Leadership arena. His Biography, ‘Beyond the Shadows of my dream’ is available on Amazon.
Dr Pemberton is an executive coach, researcher and author who has worked with leaders in public, private and not for profit organisations for over 30 years.
Her clients include UK government departments, universities, international banks, global humanitarian organisations, telecommunications companies, publishing houses, the National Health Service and utilities companies.
The focus of her work in recent years has been supporting the resilience of senior leaders as they deal with the demands of their role in an increasingly complex, volatile and unpredictable world. She believes that the resilience of a leader has a direct impact on that of the teams they lead, and the organisation as a whole. She works with leaders when their resourcefulness has been stretched by many small stressors over time, and when they have been derailed by a significant event in their work or life. She sees all humans as innately resilient, but no human is resilient all of the time.
Her work in supporting the resilience of leaders in a major UK bank through a large-scale resilience building programme has received a national training award. She is a regular conference speaker and media contributor.
Dr Pemberton is a Visiting Professor in Business Coaching for the University of Ulster. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a Legacy Fellow of the Career Development Institute. She is accredited as a coach and as a coach supervisor with the ICF.
She holds a Doctorate for her research on recovering resilience, a Master’s degree in Education and advanced level qualifications in Career Counselling and Executive Coaching.
She is the expert adviser on resilience to the Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Foundation: a charity working in the UK and Africa to promote the development of citizenship through sport in areas of disadvantage. She is a trained bereavement counsellor. Throughout the COVID pandemic she has coached frontline workers within the NHS who are impacted by the demands of caring.
Dr Pemberton has authored several books including: Coaching to Solutions: A manager’s toolkit for performance delivery, Strike a New Career Deal and most recently, Resilience: A Practical Guide for Coaches.
She is thrilled to be invited to be part of this important event and to be able to share her experience with you.
Dr. Modupe Taylor – Pearce PhD, is a scholar and practitioner of leadership, organization, and management. He is also a leadership trainer, coach, and facilitator who has successfully trained and facilitated workshops for over 10,000 people in various corporations in North America, Europe and Africa. Former and current clients include World Bank Group, United Nations Population Fund, Sara Lee, PPG Industries, Ecobank, Fleming Foods, Remington, Kuehne & Nagel, and Potash Corporation.
He is a former military leader with combat experience, a track record of completing the mission and a reputation for developing the people he leads to become better leaders.
Modupe was the Founding Dean of the African Leadership University’s School of Business and now serves as a visiting Professor. He is also the Founding Dean of Kora Coaching Academy based in Rwanda.
He is the CEO of Breakfast Club Africa, a Pan-African leadership enhancement organization present in eight countries and the Managing Partner for CTI Consulting Ltd.
Breakfast Club Africa (BCA), a Mauritius-registered Pan-African organization was formed with a purpose of igniting exponential growth in African companies through the provision of Executive Coaching and amazing learning experiences for leaders of organizations in Africa.
Since its inception in 2017, BCA has positively impacted over four hundred CEOs through Executive Coaching, peer-learning meetings and our flagship Made-In-Africa Leadership conferences. BCA meetings are led by BCA Coaches who are some of the most respected and carefully vetted Executive Coaches in Africa. BCA currently has twenty-four Coaches spread across Africa, Europe and North America. Companies led by BCA members experienced double-digit growth rates in 2019 and outpaced their competitors’ growth.
Professor Jonathan Passmore is a Professor of Coaching and Behavioural Change at Henley Business School and leads the Henley Centre for Coaching.
Jonathan is a chartered psychologist with five degrees, including an MBA and a doctorate in occupational psychology. He also has a postgraduate certificate in coaching and two professional qualifications. His doctoral thesis focused on coaching relationships and behaviours. His research interests include coaching supervision and ethics, coaching neuroscience, coach impact evaluation and coaching competencies.
He has published over 100 scientific papers and book chapters and 200 conference papers. He has edited and written 30 books, including Excellence in Coaching, Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management and Top Business Psychology Model, Becoming a Coach: The Definitive ICF Guide and The Coaches' Handbook.
He is series editor of the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook series on organisational psychology and has won international awards, including the Association for Coaching Global Award (2010), the British Psychological Society Coaching Research Award (2012) and the Association for Business Psychology Chairman's Award for Excellence (2015). He also won Best Article 2019 'Coaching at Work'.
Jonathan has held many executive and non-executive board roles with global consulting firms, including PwC and IBM Business Consulting. Most recently he was managing director of psychology consulting company Embrion, with clients such as Technip and HSBC. He has advised professional bodies such as the Institute for Leadership and Management and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.
Dr. Dumi is a Behavioral Scientist, a certified international Executive Coach and Leadership Development Facilitator based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He currently works for the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) as a senior strategist, facilitator and internal coach. He facilitates sessions across the African continent delivering leadership, coaching, mentoring, and organisation culture training.
Dr. Dumi uses Emotional Intelligence, Gestalt, and Ubuntu values to ignite human excellence within individuals, in teams, and across organisation systems. He has been helping organizations develop dynamic and high-performance cultures for many years, focusing on individual and collective leadership behaviours and values. He is passionate about helping leaders navigate the modern high-tech and digital workplace, and facilitating coach-training programmes to promote and develop coaching skills within organizations.
Dr. Dumi serves on the faculties of The Integral Africa Coaching Centre in Cape Town (where he teaches on the African Coaching Context, with Ubuntu awareness), and is on the University of Stellenbosch Business School part-time faculty where he delivers an African Team Coaching fundamentals module.
He is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and of the Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA). He is the co-founding Chairperson of the pioneering Ubuntu Coaching Foundation (UCF), and is one of the Founding Board Members of the Africa Board for Coaching, Consulting and Coaching Psychology (ABCCCP). He currently serves as a trustee on the international Board of Trustees of the ICF Foundation.
He recently co-edited a pioneering publication on African coaching and consulting, and regularly features on radio programmes discussing coaching and personal effectiveness.
Philippe is a world authority in executive coaching, team coaching, and global leadership development. He is the first European to have been designated Master Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation.
He has pioneered a global approach to leadership and coaching that leverages multiple perspectives for greater creativity, impact, fulfilment and meaning.
The Harvard Business School chose his ground-breaking book Coaching Across Cultures (published in eleven languages) as its featured book recommendation in the category of business leadership. His innovative approach of bringing the crucial intercultural dimension into the practice of coaching has won him worldwide acclaim. His book Global Coaching (published in five languages) has been described as “having moved the art and science of coaching to a new level”.
Philippe has also developed an integrative coaching supervision approach, which he practices on a one-to-one basis and with groups.
Since 1999, he is the principal of Rosinski & Company, a consultancy based in Belgium with partners across the globe, which helps leaders, teams and organizations unleash their human potential to achieve sustainable high performance.
Since 2008, Philippe is a professor in the MBA program for global managers at the Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Business in Tokyo, Japan. He contributes in several other academic institutions including HEC Paris and the University of Cambridge.
He has written several articles, including Coaching from Multiple Perspectives (2007), Leading for Joy
(1998) and Constructive Politics (1998), which already showed how alternative and multiple perspectives can enrich traditional coaching and leadership development for maximum impact. His interests cover various disciplines: his Unfolding the Remarkable Orthopedic Surgeon (2015) has been co-written with a leading orthopedic surgeon.
He has also contributed to several books: Evidence Based Coaching Handbook (2006), Excellence in
Coaching (2006), Best Practice in Performance Coaching (2007), The Routledge Companion to International Business Coaching (2008), The Coaching Relationship(2010), The Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring (2013), 52 Activities for Successful International Relocation (2015), Positive Psychology in Coaching (2015), Leading School Improvement (2016), Mastering Executive Coaching (2019), and L’art et la pratique du coaching professionnel (2019).
Prior to almost 30 years in coaching and leadership development, he spent six years in the engineering field as a software engineer in the Silicon Valley, California, and as a project manager in Brussels.
He received an Electrical and Mechanical Engineering degree from the Ecole Polytechnique in Brussels. He holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and the Executive Master in Management degree from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. He is certified to use a variety of psychometric instruments and is the author of the Cultural Orientations Framework (COF) assessment. He has received numerous awards including the Thinkers50 Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Award (London, 2019).
Mireille Ineza Karera is the Group CEO at KORA Coaching Group Ltd, a Coaching & Consulting company based in Rwanda and South Africa. Mireille is the Faculty Lead Coach at KORA Coaching & Business Academy (KCA), which is a subsidiary of the Group. She is a Rwandan Businesswoman who recently returned to Africa after spending over 13 years working as a Top Performer in Sales, Business Development Strategy for Global Financial Services Providers such as Moody’s Investor Services, EBS Dealing Resources (now ICAP) and Thomson Reuters in London, Dubai, Johannesburg and Nairobi.
As a leading Coach and Public Speaker, Mireille is a sought-after speaker for conferences on Business issues and Women Economic Empowerment. Under her leadership, KORA Coaching Group Ltd. launched the very first Professional Coaching Academy in Rwanda. The recently created Coaching Academy’s mission is to create a solid Coaching industry in Rwanda by tackling the scarce supply of local Professional Coaches in Rwanda.
Mireille is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She is also a Certified Professional Coactive Coach (CPCC) from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI).
Her mission is to empower a generation of World-Class Business Leaders who will transform Africa into an economic powerhouse.
In 2017, Mireille was handed an Award “Africa’s Top 25 Distinguished Women in Business Excellence” by Africa Leadership Magazine & Amazons Watch Magazine.
In 2020, Mireille was conferred an Award as ”101 Most Fabulous Global Coaching Leaders” at the World HRD Congress in Mumbai, India.
Nobantu Mpotulo is an Executive Coach, Process Facilitator and an Organizational Development Consultant with over 25 years of experience across public, private, higher education institutions and non-governmental sectors. She boasts varied international exposure having studied in South Africa and the UK and has been awarded two career development fellowships in the US under the auspices of USAID.
She is a sought-after facilitator for Leadership Development Programs and coaches internationally. She has facilitated Leadership and Management Development Programmes and coached the leaders and managers in the UN DPKO in Africa, Italy and the Middle East.
She is an Executive Director in Just in Time Solutions and a speaker in international events. Nobantu is part of the Ethical Coach program, an initiative that offers coaching to NGO leaders in developing countries and served as one of the main programme designers for the Ethical Coach Summit. She co-presented the Ubuntu approach for the summit, when she facilitated a gratitude practice at the end of the summit in Addis Ababa half of the people in an auditorium that had 400 people were in tears.
Nobantu is an Associate of Encompass LLC and Global Coach Network in the USA and Human Systems in the UK, and in South Africa she is an associate of Ernst and Young, Landelhani and Zenande Leadership Development. She has been coaching executives and teams for eighteen years in the public sector, private sector, NGOs and universities.
She teaches coaching at the South African College for Applied Psychology (SACAP) and is also a part-time lecturer at UCT, Mandela School of Governance lecturing MPhil (Leadership).
Nobantu has an M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from Durham University, UK, a B.A. in Personnel Management from University of Fort Hare, South Africa and a Post Graduate Diploma in HR Management from University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Nobantu can be reached at + 27(0) 82 579 5730 or email@example.com
Prof. David Clutterbuck is one of the earliest pioneers of coaching and mentoring. Co-founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and now one of its two special ambassadors, he is author or co-author of more than 70 books on leadership, coaching, mentoring and systemic talent management. Visiting professor of coaching and mentoring at four universities, he is also a distinguished fellow of the Conference Board and co-dean of the Global Team Coaching Institute. He leads a global network of trainer-consultants, Coaching and Mentoring International. Among his current projects is one to create 5 million school age coaches and mentors around the world.
David coaches and mentors CEOs and supervises coaches internationally.
Amongst David’s many books are Everyone needs a mentor, Coaching the Team at Work, The Talent Wave, The Practitioner’s Handbook of Team Coaching, Building and Sustaining a Coaching Culture and Coaching supervision: A practical guide for supervisees.
David holds master practitioner accreditation from the EMCC in coaching and mentoring, team coaching, coaching supervision and coaching and mentoring programme management. His PhD provided the basis for understanding the dynamics of developmental mentoring relationships
Joe is the Founder and CEO of Pathways Africa, a leadership development academy in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is one of Zimbabwe`s leading Executive Coaches, specializing in coaching and development of senior executives including CEOs and board members.
Prior to his current focus Joe spent 32 years in various positions in the Zimbabwe corporate sector, and was previously the CEO of Delta Corporation, one of Zimbabwe`s largest listed companies for ten years.
Joe is a certified coach, trained in Consulting and Coaching for Change at Oxford University`s Said Business School. He has a Master of Science degree in executive coaching from HEC Paris, France`s top business school. Joe holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Zimbabwe and a Bachelor of Science degree from the London School of Economics. He has completed executive training programs at the London Business School, Sundridge Park (UK), Harvard Law School and the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town.
Joe currently chairs the boards of the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe, the board of the Zimbabwe Sugar Refineries, and the board of Mangwana Capital, one of Zimbabwe`s leading private equity firms. He previously served on the board of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.
Joe is a prolific writer on the subject of leadership and has authored seven books on leadership including, ‘Leading for the Future’, ‘The CEO’s Role in Corporate Transformation’ and ‘Leading without Command’. He is married to Mukai and lives in Harare. They are blessed with 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren.
Madeleine is the Founding Managing Director of Career Connections and comes from a background of assessing, developing and advising the largest companies in East and Central Africa. The firm assesses up to 10,000 people across Africa a year for selection and development, and aside from it’s leadership and assessments offerings has dedicated executive coaching and executive search units. With her coaching accreditation qualifications from the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC), UK, she has been coaching for more than 10 years.
As an experienced leader that consults at senior levels across all industry sectors, her key focus is to work with energetic, focused and ambitious executive teams who are striving to better themselves, and as a consequence, their organizations. Madeleine earned her first degree as a scholarship student at the University of York, UK and her MSc, with Distinction, from the University of Edinburgh, UK. She has has multiple specialist qualifications from USA and UK in assessing and coaching leaders for development. She is an international faculty member and trainer for the AoEC and Hogan Assessment Systems and is also accredited in other assessment methodologies including the Leadership Versatility Index, Assessments and Development Centres, and the Morrisby Profile. In 2017 Madeleine completed a Certificate programme at Harvard University, USA, on the Art & Practice of Leadership Development.
Yonas is a champion for the personal development of leaders in Ethiopia. With more than 10 years of leadership experience, he is an expert facilitator, coach and designer with a successful track record in large-scale complex projects providing results that matter. As a key member of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) office in Ethiopia, Yonas serves as a catalyst to help organizations create sustainable solutions for leadership development that are inclusive, accessible, and affordable. He has supported interventions across sectors with a special focus on non-profit and profit multi-stage leadership rollouts.
Yonas is the Senior Faculty, Executive Coach & Portfolio Director for East Africa at CCL, a leadership training and research organization dedicated to helping organizations improve their effectiveness and competitiveness through people.
As a facilitator & Coach, Yonas has been extensive support for clients such as World Vision International, The British Council’s Civil Society Support Program (CSSP) and under the Forum of Federation program different government ministry offices, CRS Ethiopia and CRS Uganda and currently Haile Corporate business groups, Florensis Cutting plc. Care Ethiopia, Ethiopia Cutting( Syngenta), Habesha brewery, DOT Ethiopia, Dashen brewery, etc. Yonas is certified by CCL’s Leadership Beyond Boundaries initiative for the facilitation of “Leadership Essentials Programs”, Certified as Master Trainer for “Lead for success” program, Qualified Facilitator of “Sharpening Your interpersonal Skills” Workshops from International Training Partners Inc USA, Certified Coach by European Mentoring & Coaching Council.
Sophie is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Coach Supervisor and Mentor-Coach. She enjoys working with a wide variety of people in both East Africa and in the international market. Her client focus is to develop their leadership and explore further their professional development. Leading teams in various international contexts for the past 20 years has enhanced her expertise in coaching across cultures. Sophie’s approach is strongly influenced by the humanist perspective that people are resourceful, creative and whole and places her work in a wider environment applying a systemic perspective in her coaching practice. Using a very direct style she looks for strong lasting solutions that impact positively her client’s leadership and professional developmental goals. At AECC, Sophie chairs the Convention Steering Committee as well as serves as a Board committee member in the Research and Publications Committee.
Diana Mulili is passionate about solving Africa's prosperity challenges with over 15 years leadership experience across both Private and Economic Development Sectors in East Africa. She was the CEO of Msingi East Africa, a not-for-profit organization catalyzing structural transformation of East Africa's economies through sector-specific interventions for systemic constraints faced by domestic and foreign investors. She was responsible for strategic funder and key stakeholder relations development and management, driving Msingi’s fundraising activities and guiding government sector-specific policy decisions in the focus industries (Aquaculture and Textiles & Apparel).
While serving as Business Development and Innovation Director in Msingi, she led the development Uganda’s Cotton, Textiles & Apparel National Strategy and Action Plan for 2020-2025. This involved convening and coordinating key stakeholders from the Public, Private and Development sectors to co-create an industry vision that is implementable. She led the positioning of Uganda as an investment destination for a $300 million Textile Manufacturer.
Diana is formerly the East Africa Head of Business Development and Strategy in Dimension Data (formerly Internet Solutions) where she was responsible for driving operational efficiencies and business growth in the region.
She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the African Leadership University School of Business, Rwanda; a Certificate of Making Markets Work from The Springfield Center, Thailand; and a Practitioner’s Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching, U.K.
Mr. Yamfwa Chinyanta is an Executive Coach, Human Resources and Development Professional and a People and Technology Champion whose current role is The Director for Human Resources and Administration at AGRA, a non-Profit Organization headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, that aims to catalyze and sustain inclusive agriculture transformation in Africa.
As a member of the leadership team, Mr. Chinyanta oversees the full HR and Admin suite including talent acquisition, management and development, total rewards, HR operations, strategy and analytics, and a team of HR Business Partners and Admin Professionals. He is responsible for providing strategic HR leadership across an organization that is spread across 12 African countries and has 25 different Nationalities. Additionally, he is also accountable for the development and implementation of human resource policies and practices that are effective, innovative and responsive at both regional and local level; and leading the Institution in attracting and retaining a high-performing, diverse and productive workforce.
Mr. Chinyanta has 18 years’ experience as both an HR Professional and Technology Expert across diverse industries such as Manufacturing, Non-Profit, Telecoms and Agriculture and has extensive local and multi-regional experience. He has held various positions as Head of HR at Cargill and Zamanita where he also served as Executive Director of the Board; Anglophone Head for Shared Services at Airtel Africa; Head of HR Operations Analysis; Talent Development, Management and Engagement Manager at both Airtel Zambia and Airtel DRC, and as an Information Technology Specialist for John Snow Incorporated under the USAID|DELIVER PROJECT.
He also currently serves as a non-Executive Director at Zanaco, one of the largest banks in Zambia, and is one of the youngest Board Members in the history of the banking industry in Zambia.
Mr. Chinyanta holds a Master’s in Business Administration in Strategic Planning; a Senior Professional for Human Resources International (SPHRi) certification; is a SAQA Certified Occupationally Directed Education and Training Development Practitioner Certificate (OD-ETDP); has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science; is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP); and has a Practitioner’s Diploma in Executive Coaching.
Catherine is a certified coach and holds a Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC) and has been coaching for the last 8 years. Catherine has seen the impact of executive coaching on leaders and an advocates for coaching as an enabling tool in allowing leaders to unlock and unleash their own potential and capability. Catherine is currently the Head of Talent for Vodafone Africa and Head of Department – Human Resources at Safaricom. She has previously served as Global Training Leader GE, GE Africa’s Regional leader, Head of Human Resources Equity Bank and Head of Learning and Development at Kenya Airways. Prior to Joining Kenya Airways, she was in Academia in the role of Associate Professor. She has worked and lived in Australia, Kenya, Germany and UK. Catherine holds Doctor of Philosophy from Edith Cowan University, Masters of Business Administration from Notre Dame University and Bachelor of Commerce from Murdoch University all in Australia. At AECC, Catherine chairs the Branding, Communications and Events Committee as well as serves as a Board committee member in the Finance and Administration Committee.
Mary Waceke Muia is an Inspirational and Transformational Leader with recognized expertise in Organization Design & Development, Strategy formulation & Execution, Business Transformation, Change & Performance Management and HR. She is an expert on Gender, Diversity& Inclusion and Facilitator on unconscious bias, Future fluency and
cultural intelligence. She has successfully led several Business & Culture Transformations both in Private and Public sector. She has worked for a Multinational oil company both in Kenya & regionally, was Head of Performance & Change in Kengen ,a public utility company where she created innovative frameworks for strategy execution & culture
Her last role was HR Director Central Bank of Kenya. She has overseen diverse Business Change Projects from Business process re-engineering, Job Evaluation, Automation rollout & ICT upgrades, and sustainability efforts focused on triple ‘P’ (People, Profit and Planet) bottom line and was a HR advisor in a Merger of 2 Multinationals. Currently she is a management consultant, a Life, Business and Leadership Coach, a facilitator on Unconscious Bias, and seats in the panel of Leadership faculty and Coaches for global institutions.
She is also undertaking her PHD in Governance & Management, at Wangari, Maathai Institute, University of Nairobi.
She is a Mechanical Engineer and holds a Masters of Arts in Environmental management with Focus on Sustainable
Development. She is an accredited Executive Coach from the Academy of Executive Coaching –UK and Pacific
Institute USA, a Certified Master Professional in Balance Score Card from George Washington University, a Certified Change Expert by Prosci USA, Certified Project management Professional with Prince II UK, Certified Public Secretary Kasneb Kenya, is also an alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Strathmore Business School. She has HR, Pension Schemes Trustee and Corporate Governance Certifications. She has been a Board Member of Energy Regulatory Commission, Insurance Regulatory Authority, Board Chair and was founder member of Association of Change Management Professional in Africa-ACMP Africa and Gazelle Fountain & a member of the UNwep Leadership Group.
She has been among the Top 40 under 40 successful women in Kenya, Overall Winner in ‘Rising Stars Awards’ 2014
-service category in Private and Public Sector. She sat on the panel of Judges for the prestigious AABLA (All Africa
Business Leaders Awards) by CNBC & Forbes Africa for 2 years, was chief judge for East Africa and is a highly sort
after C-Suite Executive coach. She is also a global coach with Cartier Women Initiative Awards & United nations.
Waceke is an Adjunct Faculty of Executive Business Schools. She is a much sought after speaker, and Moderator at
Local and International forums including the UN agencies’ retreats and UN Annual Women Empowerment Principles (UNwep) in New York. She facilitates race and racism dialogues, consensus & clarity building on complex issues and stakeholder sessions Waceke is very passionate in championing Diversity & Inclusion, challenging unconscious bias and working with organizations to embed contextualized & customized sustainability frameworks and offers training on the same. Her framework incorporates best practices in Governance, Leadership & management, culture, and SDGs.
She is the founder of WOBI – Women On Boards Initiative, which seeks to create awareness and encourage organizations to intentionally grows more women Leaders. As a Leader I believe, “I have the competency, inspiration, discipline and the courage to drive broad-based social Change and Sustainability initiatives that enhance Governance, Inclusion, Social, Economic and Environmental justice. We must contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through individual and collective choices in a way that creates a more Sustainable, Just, Fair and Equal world”.
Paul is the Chief Executive Officer at Java House Group. He has been working with the group since September 2017 and been Group CEO from February 2018. His principal role is the development and implementation of the Group’s growth and development strategies.
Paul holds over 37 years’ experience in strategic business development, multi-site operations, Retail, Food and Beverage Operations, Joint Ventures, Franchising and Talent Leadership. He has worked and lived overseas, out of the UK for the past 18 years, and successfully led the establishment of businesses in 20 countries across the MENA region, India, Russia, China, S.E. Asia and Africa.
Paul holds an MSc in Change Management, a BSc (Hons) in Food Marketing, and Diploma’s in Marketing, Change Management and Executive Coaching. He is also certified by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He also attended the Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives at I.M.D. Lausanne, Switzerland. Paul lives in Nairobi with his partner Amelia.
Joy-Marie is Certified Coach accredited by International Coaching Federation. She is a Chartered Director, and the Founder of Boardvisory a Board Advisory Firm and has extensive experience as a lawyer, businesswoman and executive Integral coach. Joy-Marie is passionate about the difference executive coaching provides for conscious leadership in governance through acknowledging our humanness in the boardroom. Joy- Marie has an Executive MBA (cum laude), UCT Graduate School of Business), a Masters of Law (LLM) in Outer Space, Broadcasting, Telecommunications (WITS), an Advanced Programme for Private Equity (GIBS), Diploma in Integral Practitioner Coaching, a Bachelors of Law (LLB) (UCT) and BA (UCT). Joy-Marie is also an accredited integrative Enneagram practitioner. She has been a fellow of the Institute of Directors of South Africa since 2009. With more than 23 years’ experience, she completed her legal articles at Webber Wentzel in Johannesburg. Her corporate work experience includes the Telecommunications sector (MTN Group), Media & Broadcasting (SA Broadcasting Corporation) and the IT sector (Business Connexion) with her last corporate role as Group Executive for EOH in Cape Town. Joy-Marie also currently serves as a mentor, facilitator and keynote speaker. Joy-Marie’s experience as a Non-Executive Director and Chairperson of boards spans the investment, science and technology, legal, education and health sectors. Her current directorships include: non-executive director of WDB Investment Holdings; Advisory Board member of the UCT Graduate School of Business Advisory Board; Trustee of the Legal Resource Centre Trust; and Non-executive director of TEKANO. She was previously one of the founding Board members and subsequently the Chair of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) an entity of the South African Department of Science and Technology. At AECC, Joy-Marie serves a Board committee member in the Partnership & Stakeholder Committee as well as the Branding, Communications and Events Committee.
Mr. Mudiwa is a business leader with expertise in the financial sector. His vast experience of over 20 years includes setting up a bank from scratch as well as leading stock exchange listed financial institutions.
He is currently the CEO at Stanbic Bank – Kenya. His key achievements include successfully setting up Agricultural Bank of Zimbabwe(Agribank); launching of the first interbank financial inclusion product in South Africa (SA); growing Standard Bank Malawi from bank number 3 to number 1 on PAT and being recognised as the Banker magazine bank of the year for 6 years in a row 2007-2013; Best Employer 2011 and Best Equal Opportunity employer.
Charles is passionate about making change in every environment he works in. At Standard Bank South Africa he was part of an Interbank team that set up Mzansi Bank Account, a solution aimed at providing banking services to the unbanked. He was responsible for the roll out of banking services in the previously disadvantaged areas of SA, formulating and implementing the mass markets value proposition. In recognition of this work he has addressed various conferences including the Commonwealth Business Council and Micro Finance Association of UK on Low Income Banking. He is a change agent who believes in providing an enabling environment for employees, allowing for leaders to emerge at all levels.
He is a champion for Women and continues to provide structures that enable women to not only have a voice but equal opportunities. Notable In this regard was having Women dominated Executive Committees in Standard Bank Malawi and Stanbic Bank Zambia where he was the Chief Executive. As Chief Executive at Stanbic Bank Zambia Limited, Charles was instrumental in the launch of Anakazi in 2017. Anakazi is the Women’s banking proposition. This solution has grown to become THE Women’s banking solution for Women in Zambia way after he has left. He also achieved several successes including taking the bank to the top most profitable bank in Zambia in 2015.
It’s been more than two year since Charles became the Stanbic Bank Kenya Chief Executive, and within this time he has instituted various initiatives. These include a bank wide training on Diversity and Inclusivity and Gender Intelligence. He has also led a cross-functional team to work on a Women’s proposition-DADA and which was successfully rolled out in the Market place. Charles believes in family. He is a committed husband and father. He is also an avid reader and enjoys good music and art.
Present Directorships: Stanbic Bank Kenya Limited; Chairman Liberty Life Assurance; Stanbic Nominees.
Shanaaz is a professional accredited Master Coach, Leadership and Organisational Development expert. She specialise in working with leaders, managers and teams in the public sector. She has gavitas and great depth of experience as a former public servant with 27 years in senior leadership roles across government. Her unique offering is that she bring an intimate understanding of the context, its complexities, how to navigate the terrain, build teams that perform, build capacity to transform dysfuctional behaviours in teams, join with her client and step into their world with great skill, immediacy and impact.
On My Work & Experience
She is currently the Head of the Tshwane Leadership and Management Academy. Previous roles include – Executive Director of Shanaaz Majiet Business Consulting, former Superintendent General/HOD for the Department of Local Government and Houing in the WC Provincial Government, former Deputy Director General for the national Department of Cooperative Governance and former Chairperson of the Accreditation Panel of Experts for the Department of Human Settlements. Shanaaz coach newly appointed Directors General and Deputy Directors General in the South African government as part of the National School of Government Induction Programme. She also coached high performing international and local clients in the financial services sector, parastals, non governmental sector, LGBTI movement, disability movement, women’s movement, international donor agencies, academic institutions, politicians, community, human rights activists, policy think tanks, social entrepreneurs and artists.
Accredited Master Coach (MCC) International Coaching Federation (ICF)
Accredited Master Coach: African Board of Coaches, Consultants and Coaching Pshychologists (ABCCCP)
Accredited Coach Gestalt International Study Centre (GISC)
Coaches and Mentors South Africa (COMENSA)
For over two decades, Isaac Kwaku Fokuo Jr. has worked as an International Political Economy advisor to governments, investors, and global Fortune 500 companies on the nuances of navigating and expanding into emerging growth markets. He is also the Founder of Botho Emerging markets Group an investment and strategy advisory firm with offices in Nairobi, Dubai, and Chicago.
Having worked in more than 20 markets across North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, Isaac has an extensive and successful track record in investment facilitation, strategy consulting, and policy advisory across numerous sectors. Isaac is also an Angel Investor to start-ups based in Africa and the GCC and co-founder of the Amahoro Coalition, a convening of private sector actors committed to championing refugee economic inclusion in Africa. Isaac is a member of the China-Africa Wildlife Conservation Council (CAWCC), the Aspen Institute, and the Africa Wildlife Foundation Initiative. Previously, he served as the CEO of the African Leadership Network (ALN) and VP for Strategy and Linkages for the African Leadership Group (ALG). He is a 2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow, a Trustee of Hanover College, and serves on the Boards of Axis Human Capital Group and The Boardroom Africa.
Isaac has also written widely on Africa and other emerging markets for publications and platforms including the World Economic Forum, Forbes, Zawya, The Financial Times, Africa Business Magazine, Reuters, CNN, Arabian Business, among others. Isaac holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago, an MBA from the Kellstadt School of Business, and a Certificate in Executive Education in Leadership from the Oxford University
Saïd Business School.
Dr Paddy Pampallis is the Founder Director of The (Integral) Coaching Centre (TCC 2003-21), The Integral Africa Institute, and Integral Africa Conference (2019). She is co-founder of Ubuntu Coaching Foundation. Her purpose is to share the key tools for growing consciousness, creating thriving environments and to support the release from suffering. By working with her colleagues to integrate Africa’s wisdom for understanding what it is to be fully human, her work serves to bring critical Integral (holistic, inclusive and comprehensive) thinking and solutions to individuals, teams, organizations and community life. As an adult development expert facilitator, coach, registered psychologist and leader herself, Paddy is sought out locally and internationally. She has designed the uniquely African embodied Integral+ Practice of Leadership & Coaching trainings and this leading edge programme has multiple applications into organisations for the development of leaders, The TCC Integral-Uâ coaches are ICF accredited, with a path to a Master’s degree in Coaching (UK).
Paddy is called upon as a leadership and coaching consultant and she thrives through engaging with transformational work. Her pioneering and visionary capacity both globally and locally has added to the coaching industry since its inception and she is known as a thought leader and wise guide to many. Her love for integral theory and practice has brought about a world class, deeply emergent programme for leadership and coach training. Paddy has the honour of being directly taught by some of the world’s greatest thought leaders across various fields of human development. She coaches senior leaders and executive teams at senior executive, CEO and board level internationally across a range of professions and industries such as higher education, blue chip corporates, the health professions and government.
A founding member of the Global Coaching Community (2004), COMENSA, and coaching- supervision, she has lead in setting up standards, ethics and supervision with her ground-breaking doctoral research in executive coaching. Paddy is a research fellow of Middlesex University, the University of Wales (Trinity St. David), faculty at the Da Vinci Institute, a guest speaker at Meridian University (USA) and on the assessment board of the World Association of Business Coaches. She supervises on the Global Team Coaching Institute and co teaches with world-renowned developmental psychologist, Dr Susann Cooke-Greuter (Harvard). Joy comes from her work, being still, being in nature, and taking part in the growt of her beautiful grandchildren and children. Her work is work is to ‘do human better’ by simply being.
Douglas Mboweni is the CEO of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, the country’s leading provider of telecoms services. He joined Econet in 1996 and has more than 20 years of senior management experience in the Information Technology and Telecommunications industry. He was appointed CEO of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe in 2002. Under his stewardship, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe used innovation in the face of difficult economic conditions to grow its subscriber base from 200 000 in 2002 to over eleven million today, a commanding market share of above 65%.
Douglas Mboweni graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Business Leadership from the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) in 2019. He is a holder of a Masters in Business Leadership (UNISA), and a BSc Mathematics and Computer Science degree from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ). Dr. Mboweni continues to show leadership through a number of mentorship programmes in the community and is an opinion leader on telecommunications in Zimbabwe. In recognition of his leadership and his success, Dr. Douglas Mboweni has won several national and international accolades.
Dr. Douglas Mboweni is passionate about leadership development, and in his spare time he sometimes takes youths through various development programmes. Douglas is married to Sarudzayi and they are blessed with 3 children.
Scholastica Sylvan Kimaryo (Ms) is a Global Thought Leader & Specialist, International Development & Governance, and the Founder and Chief Executive at Maadili Leadership Solutions.
At Maadili Leadership Solutions, Scholastica grooms Leaders with knowledge, Skills on How to Discover and Unleash the Greatness Within, thereby taking them through a personal journey of self-discovery, self-mastery to become their own Analyst and Therapist. This process leads them to become happier, healthier, more efficient and effective also makes them a better leader of themselves and of those in their private and public life.
Scholastica also conducts TEAM-BUILDING THROUGH CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLES for Corporates, the Public Sector, Organs of Civil Society and other Clients; based on this set of knowledge, skills and tools, with the following measurable results and outcomes: (1) Significant Reduction in Absenteeism, (2) Increased Productivity, (3) More Harmonious Relationships at Home and at the Work Place, as well as (4) Most Welcome Reduction in Expenditure on Medical Bills for Individuals as well as for their Employers.
Previously, Scholastica worked with the United Nations in different countries, at various levels of leadership responsibilities and seniority, for over thirty years. She also has experience as a journalist, columnist and human rights advocate, especially for women & children.
She is a Certified Conscious Leadership & Healthy Lifestyles & Mind Body Energy Healing Practitioner, and has an MSc degree in Social Policy, Planning and Development in Third World Countries, from the London School of Economics & Political Science.
Reshma Aziz Khan is a Kenyan of Indian origin who was born and grew up in Nairobi, Kenya.
Reshma was lucky to do her Undergraduate degree in Calgary, Canada, where she met people from all over the world and was able to truly appreciate and understand cultural and generational diversity. Over the past decade, Reshma has worked in development and humanitarian aid in many roles, including communications, leadership, strategy and culture. More recently, she has been actively involved in inclusion work, to ensure that even large non-profits think and act on issues of race, diversity, gender equality, and other divisive factors. In her time with CARE International, Reshma moved from a high potential to a high performance global leader and manager, and worked with colleagues and teams of different generations and thinking styles.
Reshma transitioned from full-time employment in 2020 to set up her own leadership coaching and consultancy company K’enso Consulting, and hopes to work with social impact leaders globally to work towards a more just and inclusive world.
Charmaine Roche is Director of Lifeflowbalance Coaching and Consulting Ltd and an Association for Coaching Accredited Executive Coach, Coach and Leadership Supervisor, PhD researcher at Leeds Beckett university and a podcaster.
As a researcher, writer and podcaster, Charmaine contributes thought leadership in the field of executive coaching with her focus on the ethics of coaching for social change in oppressive contexts. She is currently engaged in a groundbreaking global research project exploring the views of Black, Indigenous and other coaches of colour about what the world of coaching needs to do to take an anti-racist approach. The global research is being supported by colleagues from a number of universities, including Jonathon Passmore (Henley Business School, UK), Mel Smith (Case Western, USA) and Patricia Bosson (Massey, New Zealand) as well as by the African Executive Coaching Council. The wider research project also includes the coaching professional bodies, coach training providers and suppliers of coaching.
She is founder of the global community of practice The Philosopher’s Stone Collective, launched last year, designed to create a social justice eco-system of helping professionals exploring social justice and decoloniality across a wide field of human development practice.
Charmaine coaches and supervises internationally across a number of sectors; private, non-profit and charity, including education where she is experienced at senior leadership, board and trustee level having enjoyed a 29-year career as an educator and advisor before becoming an executive coach. She is an Associate Consultant and Advisory Board member of CollectivEd at Leeds Beckett University.
Jimmy has broad experience spanning 18 years in Corporate Transformation he has led major Strategy transformation projects in some of the leading banks in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia while working at KPMG as a Director in Management Consulting. He is also an SME in Business Process Reengineering and has played a key role in transforming Customer Experience in KCB, Co-operative Bank and currently at Safaricom.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Leadership and Talent Development
Agile and Program Management
Business Process re-engineering
At the centre of my coaching model is diligence, humility, responsibility and courage. My values and beliefs are a clear reflection of who I am, and they influence greatly my coaching style and Model. My coaching philosophy is drawn from Theodore Roosevelt, he said;
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there”.
In my coaching I endeavor to raise self-belief in my clients and push them to see their full potential in life.
Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC), UK
Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching
EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Egerton University, Eldoret
Bachelor’s degree – Education
University of Nairobi
MBA – Strategic Management
WHAT COACHING MEANS TO ME
“A bouncing board for Executive Leaders and Senior Managers to safely reflect and broaden their self-awareness while harnessing full potential as they execute business strategy.”
BACKGROUND AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Jimmy is an Executive Coach and the Head of Digital Experience Excellence at Safaricom ltd.
Having been exposed to executive leadership largely in leading corporate entities in Kenya and internationally. He is in touch with the demanding nature of a success driven, Senior Manager and Executive working in a fast paced and highly dynamic and competitive environment. It can be very cold and demanding. He provides a safe environment and bouncing board where executives can explore possibilities as they open themselves up to their full potential through a highly reflective coaching process.
An accredited executive coach – PpRD model (Purpose – be and do -, Reality and Disruption)
Experience in Public sector, financial, airline, FMCG, and telecoms Previous roles: Safaricom; East African Breweries; Kenya Airways; Barclays Bank (East Africa, Botswana and the UK)
Roles: Past Chairman of the Institute of HR Management in Kenya; University Council Member USIU-A; Vice Chair Amref; President of Rotary Club of Muthaiga 2019-20 and DCA Chair 2021; Moderator, Central Deanery Archdiocese of Nairobi.
Select Achievements: Culture transformation, Safaricom; Best Employer FKE – 2019; Head Office OD Review (EABL/Barclays); Amazing people manager programme EABL; $12.5 million flight simulator at Kenya Airways; HIV/AIDS assistance programme in Botswana; HR Management Professionals Act in Kenya; Manager of the Year at the Company of the Year Awards (COYA) in Kenya.
BA Econ-Soc (UoN); Msc. Management and Organizational Development (USIU-A), PhD student (SBS) – Lifespan triggers that grow executive leaders.
Paul’s purpose is to inspire the possibilities in others.
Saheel Shah is the Managing Director of Adpack Limited; a leading manufacturer of woven polypropylene laminated and unlaminated raffia sacks and fabrics. Adpack’s raffia bags/sacks are manufactured using quality polypropylene material on Lohia, Starlinger and BSW lines and serve numerous industries around the world for the packing of fertilizer, cement, flour, grains, sugar, animal feeds and other industrial minerals and chemicals.
Saheel is also an ex-consultant formerly with McKinsey & Company and Deloitte where he focused on strategy, operational transformation and turnaround. Saheel holds a Masters from the University of Oxford (UK) and Undergraduate degrees from the University of Western Ontario. When not working Saheel enjoys adventure sports and reading.
Glynis Rankin founded Creative Metier in 2006, contributes to social and economic development by working with ambitious networks, leaders and organisations, to unlock thinking, catalyse action and accelerate impact.
Glynis has overseen delivery of the Argidius Foundation Coaching Excellence Programme working with organisations and networks to build coaching skills to support their work with entrepreneurs and the Argidius Foundation Coaching Support Programme delivering coaching to Argidius Partners during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Glynis has initiated and led programmes with Boards, CEOs and senior leaders across Sub-Saharan Africa in the financial sector, insurance, microfinance, consultancy firms and with entrepreneurs and SMEs and is currently focused on extending the impact of multi-stakeholder networks as sustainable providers of support to the rural economy and small business ecosystems in E Africa.
Glynis has coached more than 400 entrepreneurs and senior leaders across Africa, Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe, and developed the Creative Metier coaching approach “Business Focused Executive Coaching” and has pioneered the development and implementation of virtual coaching methodologies to support consultancy assignments and the delivery of remote coaching across organisations and geographies. She has specialised in supporting CEOs who are on-boarding into new roles and has developed a deep understanding of the factors that impact successful transitions, accelerating performance and reducing risk for both the organisation and the individual,
As Programme Director for the Argidius ANDE Talent Challenge programme “Deploying Executive Coaching to Drive Growth in Kenyan SMEs”, Glynis oversaw design, delivery and oversight of this award winning three year, business strengthening programme for Kenyan SMEs and Coaching Providers across the region.
Creative Metier played a key role in researching the coaching market in Kenya, Zambia and Nigeria at an early stage in the market’s development, and led the FSDA Programme to build markets for coaching of financial institution executives in sub-Saharan Africa to orientate financial sector CEOs to the value of coaching and a coaching culture, and to link them to local coaching provision.
Glynis initiated Creative Metier’s role as a founder partner in the Women’s World Banking Center for Microfinance Leadership together with the Aresty Institute of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She directed the Coaching Programme which Creative Metier delivered on behalf of the Center to the CEOs and senior leaders of the top 200 microfinance institutions globally and designed a series of seven Women in Leadership Programmes run in partnership with KPMG on behalf of the Center. Glynis delivered the Organisational Design module of the Center’s Advanced Leadership Workshop at the Wharton School. Glynis was Programme Director for a global cross-bank mentoring programme. This Mentoring Programme sought to accelerate the development of Women’s Market Programmes across financial service providers globally.
Glynis has an MA in Sociology; an MA in Management Learning and accreditation from the Institute of Management Consultants. She is a Member of the Institute of Directors and of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.
Haregewoin (Hari) Mamo Desta is the Country Representative/Senior Program Manager for the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), Ethiopia. She was previously the Development Projects & Income Generation Activity Coordinator and Senior Program Manager at IOCC, overseeing several complex programs in agriculture, HIV and AIDS, disability, health, WASH and emergency response in Ethiopia and Uganda.
Prior, Hari worked with the Louisiana State University and farming communities across Louisiana on the breeding and testing of wheat, oat and cotton varieties.
Hari is an agronomist with a Bachelor and Master of Science in Agriculture from the Louisiana State University, and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Southern University in the USA.
Day 1: 3rd March 2021
Day 2: 24th March 2021