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Peter is an accomplished businessman, industrialist and entrepreneur. He has a proved track record of starting and growing businesses, in addition to devising strategies to survive hostile business and highly competitive environments. His unique experiences and contribution in the society has earned him international recognition and national awards including a HSC status.
Previous and current leadership assignments include being the Chief Executive Officer of Softa Bottling Company Limited. Others include;
|1973||:||Kenya Creameries Cooperative – Chemist, Dairy technology|
|1974 – 1975||:||House of Manji – Production Manager|
|1975 – 1978||:||Kenya Bureau of Standards – Head of Food & Agriculture|
|1978 – To date||:||Self Employed – CEO Softa Bottling Company Ltd|
|1984 – 1986||:||Director – Kenya Dairy Board|
|2006 -To date||:||Director – Mathira Coffee Mills Ltd|
|2011 - 2014||:||Board Chairman: Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Limited|
|2011 - 2014||:||National Chairman: Communication and Publicity committee water sector in Kenya. Ministry of Water|
|2013 – 2014||:||Member of task force on Nairobi City Water|
|2015 – 2019||:||Chairman United Grain Millers Association (UGMA)|
|2017 – To date||:||Chairman Kenya National Food Fortification Alliance (KNFFA)|
|2018 – To date||:||Member Task Force on Maize Kenya|
|2020- To date||:||Chairman-Board of Advisors -Finstock Evarsity College|
He also has overseas work experience including that of being a quality controller for Watties Canneries (New Zealand), production supervisor for Tatura Milk Products (Australia), production supervisor for Myojo Food Industries. He has also worked briefly in Hongkong, Singapore, Germany and England.
He holds multiple academic qualifications. He went to Kagumo Primary, proceeded to Kagumo Secondary School for his O levels, proceeded to Kenyatta College for his A levels. He acquired his Bachelor’s in Technology (Food Technology) from Massey University, New Zealand, and his Executive Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Management University of Africa (MUA). He is currently finalizing a PhD in Leadership and Management from Open University of Tanzania.
He is a professional member of the Institute of Science and Technology (UK), associate member of Institute of Science and Technology (Kenya), professional member of the Institute of Science and Technology (New Zealand). Professional business memberships include KEPSA (Kenya Private Sector Alliance), KAM (Kenya Association of Manufactures), Member of Government Task Force in Maize Value Chain, Chairman KNFFA (Kenya National Food Fortification Alliance) Ministry of Health and Chairman MRA (Muthaiga Residents Association) Membership
Educator. Social Entrepreneur. Enterprise Advisor
Evans is a professional with over 24 years’ experience working in the private sector and with social enterprises. He is a development strategist, planner and communicator for projects focusing on improving the livelihoods of youth and women.
Early in his career he worked in the Enterprise Advisory Services (EAS) section for PricewaterhouseCoopers. EAS covered issues of private sector development for small, micro and medium enterprises, financial services for micro finance institutions dealing with micro and small business finance, policy and regulatory reform and ownership, governance and management best practices. He supported teams of consultants in the management, monitoring, logistics, contracting and reporting for various projects funded by UKAid, USAid, the European Commission and the World Bank.
Since 2002 he has served various social enterprises in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa, as an executive leader, resulting in celebrated growth and impact. These include executive director for the Nancy Ellen Crooks Foundation; Kenya country director for Digital Opportunity Trust; regional director, Eastern & Southern Africa for Junior Achievement Africa, and; executive director of Junior Achievement Kenya. Key to his success has been the ability to collaborate with teams and boards to manage relationships with the private sector, government and public sector institutions, business networks, academia and civil society as strategic stakeholders to their mission. In 2009 he founded the Futures Infinite Consulting to support social enterprises, start-ups and their teams to be mission compliant. He provides enterprise development, operations support, evaluations, market research, strategy, fundraising and communications, training and skills. Collaborating with like-minded organizations, he serves as an advisor, facilitator, thematic speaker, mentor and coach to emerging entrepreneurs and their enterprises.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Education, is a certified public accountant, a graduate of the Executive Development Program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA; and is an MBA candidate at the African Leadership University, Business School in Rwanda.
John is an experienced economic and business consultant and has wide experience in economic, accounting, auditing and business management issues. Currently pursuing a PhD in Economics (University of Nairobi), and a PhD in Finance (Open University of Tanzania-OUT), he has a Master of Arts in Economics (University of Nairobi), a Bachelors Degree of Commerce (Finance Option-University of Nairobi), a CPA (K) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He has extensive experience in research softwares such as SPSS, STATA and EVIEWS. His work experience spans across sectors such as hospitality, banking, logistics and business consulting. He has previously worked a senior accountant (Hilton Hotel), Senior Auditor (Imperial Bank) and Head of the Internal Audit Department (SDV Transami Ltd).
Patrick has background in finance and operations with key and special focus in businesses transformation. His recent and current passion is transformation of family owned businesses. As a strategic advisor, Patrick and his team have been instrumental in the strategic transformation of some leading businesses in Kenya. Powered by his skillful leadership and team oversight, some of the businesses have significantly grown their top line performance over a period of time as well as returning impressive cashflows. During his career, he has been a key influencer in the transformation journey of several organizations. Patrick and his team are currently managing the transformation journey of several businesses in Kenya whose combined estimated turnover runs into billions of Kenya shillings.
Previous leadership assignments include; Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) a leading professional and regulatory body in East Kenya, Director Private Sector, Enablers and Competitiveness at the National Economic and Social Council of Kenya a Government of Kenya top advisory body and think tank, Finance and Administration Director at Postbank the largest Government savings bank in Kenya, Finance and Administration Manager at Housing Finance Bank the leading mortgage house in Kenya, Chief Finance Officer at The Aga Khan Hospital the largest healthcare network in East Africa and has also worked in Financial Accounting and Operations Management in various companies.
Patrick is a holder of multiple academic qualifications including; PhD(Economics), PhD(Business Administration), MA(Economics), MBA(Strategic Management) and B.Ed(Hons). He also holds multiple professional qualifications as a; CPA(K) Certified Public Accountant of Kenya, CHRP(K) Certified Human Resource Professional of Kenya, CPS(K) Certified Public Secretary of Kenya, CIFA(K) Certified Investment and Financial Analyst of Kenya and CIPS(UK) Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional of UK. He is a member of various professional bodies which include; Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), Institute of Human Resource Management of Kenya (IHRM), Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK), Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts of Kenya (ICIFA), Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM), Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and Kenya Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)