Leading Change: The Challenge Conference

Speakers and Panelists

Carole Kariuki, CEO of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)

Carole Kariuki holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Nairobi and a Masters Degree in Public Administration and International Affairs from Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA. She has also pursued several professional courses on Public-Private Sector Dialogue, Global Leadership and Private Sector Development among others.

Ms. Kariuki has a wealth of experience in leadership having worked for Barclays Bank of Kenya, Nairobi Chapel and Sagamore Institute for Public Policy Research, Indianapolis – Indiana, where she acted as a liaison between Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and the institute before formally joining KEPSA.

She worked for several years at KEPSA before being appointed KEPSA CEO. Ms. Kariuki is credited for transforming KEPSA from a little known Business Institution to one of the most influential institutions in Kenya and Globally. KEPSA is the Apex body of the private sector in Kenya, galvanizing the private sector through public-private dialogue and influencing the economic agenda of the country and the region.

Tim M Kiruhi, PHD

Tim has developed leaders to serve in diverse societal spheres for 26 years. His passion is to see leaders of high integrity equipped to lead holistic transformation in their spheres. This has taken him to 25 African countries and globally, to contribute in consultations, or trainings in holistic leadership and resource development. He has led at local, national, regional and continental levels and is currently the Director of Training for the International Leadership Foundation. He sits on four boards non-profit and for-profit firms.

He serves as the coordinator of Executive Leadership Network (ELNET) in Kenya, a non-profit organization that is spearheading the holistic transformation of Kenya –especially in the spheres of governance, ethical business, mentoring the next generation of leaders, and wealth and job creation. ELNET contributed a values foundation to Kenya’s Vision 2030 strategy, the design of Kenya’s national values that informed the values of integrity in Kenya’s new constitution.

Samuel Kimeu, Director Transparency International-Kenya

Mr. Samuel Kimeu joined TI-Kenya in 2010 from the Embassy of Finland, Nairobi where he had been the Governance Specialist since October 2007. He was previously a lecturer at the Kenyatta University School of Law, a Research Intern at Global Rights based in Washington DC and the Executive Director of the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ-Kenya). He is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds a Masters of Law degree in International Human Rights from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana-USA. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi. Mr. Kimeu is in charge of the day to day running of the affairs of TI -Kenya.

Sr. Prof A L Lando

Sr. Prof. Agnes Lucy Lando is an Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies in the Department of Communication at Daystar University, Kenya. Prof. Lando obtained her PhD in Social Communication from La Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Roma, in 2008. She holds an MA in Human and Intercultural Communication and a BA in Audiovisual Productions, both from Daystar University. In October 2016, Sr. Prof. Lando became the first African to be elected Board Member-at-Large of the prestigious International Communication Association (ICA), a global body that brings together communication scholars, practitioners and researchers. Prof. Lando also steered a team that successfully hosted the first ICA regional conference in Africa, Nairobi, in October 2016. She is also a Member and treasurer of the Ethics and Review Board of Daystar University; and also serves as a University Council Member in two universities. In addition to being an external Examiner for a number of Universities in Kenya and internationally, Prof. Lando is a full time faculty at Daystar University, an adjunct faculty to several universities in Eastern Africa, has crafted unique Social-Pastoral Communication programs, evaluated a series of programs in the Continent, and has supervised several MA theses and PhD dissertations in these universities.

Joram Mwinamo, MD-WYLDE

Joram Mwinamo is the Founder and Managing Partner at Wylde International team, a company with operations in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. He is an innovative manager, top at his field of expertise with specialties in Organization development, Business Strategy development and Implementation, Leadership Development, Entrepreneurship Development and Organization Culture.

He has spent the last 13 years working with Kenyan entrepreneurs to help develop their organizations into companies that can run independently.

Shamsia W. Ramadhan, Peace Builder/Peace Practitioner

Shamsia W. RamadhaniShamsia is Program Manager with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) based in Nairobi. She is a peace builder, a graduate of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, 2010 and Tangaza University College 2006.

After graduation in 2010, Shamsia launched her career as a peace practitioner in Sub-Saharan Africa where she began specialization in conflict analysis and people centered peacebuilding processes. That led to her work as an independent consultant with Saferworld, a UK base international organization and she conducted conflict analysis and developed a community safety plan in Burao, Somaliland. She then consulted briefly with Life & Peace Institute (LPI), a Swedish based organization where she conducted conflict analysis for the organization in Tana River and Marsabit. Shamsia later joined LPI in 2010 on full time employment as the Program and Policy Advisor, Kenya and Somalia. She was also the editor of the Horn of Africa Bulletin, an online journal that publishes conflict and peace issues covering the horn of Africa.

In 2013, Shamsia joined CRS directing a multi-country program involved in peacebuilding and prevention of religiously motivated violence. In her capacity as a peace practitioner Shamsia is a member of the Kenya Conflict Sensitivity Consortium involved in conflict sensitive peacebuilding and development programing, Conflict Analysis group and she leads the Capacity Building Committee in the National Conflict Management and Peacebuilding. She has held this role since 2013 when she attended the Australian Leadership Award Fellowship. Shamsia has also been a Global Advisory Council Member with Alliance for Peacebuilding working with a team of peace builders worldwide to develop a guide for evaluation inter-religious peacebuilding. She was recently appointed to the board of Life and Peace institute and also an international facilitator in the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute, Philippines.

Rev. Prof. Stephen Mbugua Ngari

Rev. Prof. Stephen Mbugua Ngari is the new Vice-Chancellor Designate of Tangaza University College as of July 1, 2017. Fr. Mbugua is a priest of the Nakuru Diocese with a doctorate in educational psychology from Egerton University.

He has numerous scholarly publications as well as wide knowledge and experience of the Kenyan tertiary educational system. At Egerton University, he has served as the Dean of Students, the Director of University Welfare Services, as well as the Chair of the Department of Psychology, Counseling, and Educational Foundations.

In addition, he has served as a resource person for the Commission for University Education.


To register, email info (dot) tlg (at) tangaza (dot) com,  call 0718 022 753 or 0737 257 284 or fill out the registration form below. Charges Ksh.1000, Student Ksh. 500. Pay at the event or using M-Pesa Paybill. 488516 / Acc N: TLG082016

Registration - 2017 Conference

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Date(s) - 14/07/2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tangaza University College