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He has over 26 years of management and technical expertise and has implemented more than 100 consulting assignments in strategy and related areas in some 10 countries in Africa and Asia. He has experience in the following sectors: financial services (banking, microfinance and insurance), hospitality industry, small and medium sized enterprises, agriculture, consumer goods, telecommunication, education sector, utilities (water, electricity and gas), social and rural development, private security, and public health, among others.
His expertise lies in cost analysis, risk analysis and value chain development. He has in-depth knowledge and expertise in driving team performance, sales, client relations, opportunity identification, product launches, marketing campaigns, market penetration, and compliance systems. Over the years he has accumulated extensive experience in corporate finance ranging from syndicated loans, commercial property finance, debt capital market, private public partnerships, and special purpose vehicle finance structures. He brings a passion for education, particularly relating to regulatory, financial and entrepreneurial skills and knowledge development.
Sydney Mohlatlego Seakamela
Dr Norah Njuba Bwaya, PCC
Norah has over 30 years of working experience across 4 sectors (accounting, marketing, insurance, coaching) in 21 countries. She has served top executives in over 100 organisations over the past 16 years. She founded Coach Africa Limited a performance enhancement firm, and the first professional coaching firm in Eastern Africa in 2006; and she birthed the idea of the Institute of Work Culture and Ethics in 2008.
Professor Gerd Junne
His main research interests include interaction between political and economic development, conflict studies, post-conflict development, migration, social cohesion, e-learning. He has carried out research and evaluation projects for (among others) the United Nations, FAO, ILO, the European Union, the VW Foundation, the Rathenau Institute, the German Parliament, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dutch Ministry of Transport, Dutch National Research Program on Air Pollution and Climate Research. Professor Junne has had experience working in several countries in Africa including Ethiopia, Guinea, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Uganda.
He has a rare combination of legal, finance, auditing, business and leadership skills. He has dealt with a wide range of organisations with different challenges. This combination places him in a unique position to carry out business diagnoses. He adds value to organisations by trouble shooting and recommending ways of strengthening operations and internal controls. He is a very experienced facilitator and has facilitated many retreats across the Eastern African Region. He is passionate about personal effectiveness and performance enhancement. He serves on several boards of profit and not for profit organisations.
Caroline has extensive experience in supporting small and medium sized enterprises particularly in terms of accessing financing from the banking industry. She previously worked in the banking industry where she was responsible for processing of hundreds of loans to support small businesses and start-ups.