Our team

Meet The Team

Irene Maina: CEO; Business Development & Corporate Governance Specialist

Master’s in business administration (Ongoing)

B.A – Sociology and Public Administration

CPS (Section 6)

Microsoft Office, G-Suite Proficient

Institution Management course- NGO Coordination Board

Membership: Full member, Kenya Institute of Management, Global Leadership Interlink

Irene is a management consultant and a business development and corporate governance specialist with over twelve years’ experience in policy formulation, corporate governance, program and project management, governance, strategy, consulting, business operations and product development.

Irene has directed a number of major consultancy assignments which range from policy formulation, monitoring and evaluation assignments, organization systems assessment, organization change management and restructuring.  In addition she has worked with the Government of Kenya (Office of the President and Prime Minister), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consolidated Bank, Kingdom Sacco, Civil Society organizations including Child Fund International (weaving the safety net program), Africa Medical Research Foundation (AMREF) and EMPOWER Africa.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Public Administration from Moi University, is certified in institutional management and is undertaking a Master of Business Administration degree from United States International University. She also holds a Certified Public Secretary certificate (Section 6).

Jimmy Macharia: Information Systems and Technology Expert

PhD – Business Management

Master’s in Computer Science

Master’s in Applied Mathematics

Post Graduate Diploma – Computer Science

BSc Education

Subject Matter Expert & Curriculum Reviewer: Commissions for University Education(CUE)

Membership: Higher Education Academy (UK)

Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)

Jimmy is an Associate Professor in Information Systems and Technology, and immediate former dean, in the School of Science and Technology, United States International University. He has over 27 years of university teaching, research, consultancy, leadership and private practice.

He has accumulated extensive experience in Information Communications Technology (ICTs). He has wide knowledge and experience in Systems analysis, design, selection, implementation, testing, evaluation and training. Due to his expertise he was a member of the National ICTs policy formulation team where he was the chairperson of the Information Technology (IT) working group that saw the finalization of the Kenya ICT policy document at the White and Sand Hotel, Mombasa. He was also a member in the Kenya Education ICT strategy team. He has worked with and consulted for a broad spectrum of clients, including four major Kenyan public universities, and three Private universities, Non-governmental organizations, research and teaching institutions, and information technology firms offering business solutions to the private sector. In his years with the Coopers & Lybrand Consulting Firm (that then merged with PriceWaterHouse) he gained a wealth of experience in the ICT consultancy sector. His expertise in ICT courses delivery has made him be one of the key instructors for ICT Program Component in EMOD, Hospital Planning & Budgeting Courses between USIU and KMTC, 10,000 Women Program, MBA, Global Executive MBA Health.

Jimmy’s publication portfolio include fifteen refereed journal articles, fourteen papers presented and published in international conferences proceedings, Seven published teaching case studies, four computer text books for high school, five university courses laboratory manuals, and thirty seven completed masters projects supervision. Due to his expertise in the area of business case writing, Jimmy was awarded the second position case writing competition winner in the Association of African Business Schools (AABS) Case writing competition in 2007. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), and Member of Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). Former Chair, Board of Directors at Kenya Information Network Centre (KeNIC). He is a subject matter expert and Curriculum reviewer resource person with Commissions for University Education (CUE. He was an External Examiner at the Department of Computer Science, Kenyatta University for three years -2013-2016.

 

Hosea Muita: Finance Management Expert

MSc – Finance and Investment (Ongoing)

B.Com Accounting Option and CPA(K), CPS (K),

CISA

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Membership: GLI, ICPAK, ICPSK, IIA and ISACA

Hosea carries over 15 years’ experience in the financial and consultancy industry and has gained vast experience in the provision of audit, policy, financial consultancy, fraud examination and performance improvement.

He brings to the firm a wide range of experience gained in various professional firms where he supervised finance management and audits of limited companies, cooperative societies, sole proprietors, partnerships, non-governmental organizations as well as Retirement Benefits Schemes of some of the leading companies in Kenya.

In addition, he has worked as a senior accountant in various organizations including Unga Group, Bestfoods Kenya Ltd and Wilken Telecommunications Ltd. He also has over nine years of vast experience in internal and external audits having carried out several policy, finance and audit assignments for various clients in different industries. He has conducted several fraud investigations and assisted in the formulation of sound fraud policies in organizations. Moreover, he has assisted in setting up of computerised accounting systems including Sage pastel, QuickBooks, Bankers Realm, Systematics Accord and other accounting software. Muita is an authorised auditor by the ministry of industrialization and Enterprise development and a tax agent registered by the Kenya revenue authority

Suleiman Waithaka: Policy and Performance Improvement Specialist

B.Com Finance Option and CPA (Section 6) Ongoing,

IMIS Higher Diploma

ISO 9001:2008: Lead Auditor

Management Training – 2 Years in Congress Corporate

Member Congress Corporate

Suleiman carries over 11 years’ experience in the consultancy industry and has gained vast experience in the provision of Fixed Assets, Financial Consultancy, Performance Improvement and Training Solutions. He is an expert in Fixed Assets Solutions having implemented fixed assets solutions for over 10 years in over 5 countries as the Lead Consultant.

He has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd for 5 years as a Senior Consultant (Implementation Manager) providing the solutions to many clients across industries and in the region. Further, he has worked as a director at Ensign Business Consultants.

He was worked in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Cameroon and Gabon. Some of the projects that he has coordinated include; Consolidated Bank of Kenya, Moov Gabon, Azur Gabon, Kenya Commercial Bank, Kingdom Sacco, Azur Gabon, Guinness Cameroon, ELECTROGAZ Rwanda, Uganda Wildlife Authority, Kenya Wildlife Authoriry, Tetra Pack, Kenya Bureau of Standards.

Other clients that he has led in proving performance improvement, financial management and training solutions include; Bureau Veritas, UHEAL, Havey Group, National Aids Control Council, Government Printer among others

Stephen Nzioka:  Online Business Strategist & IT Expert

Bsc – Computer Science

IMIS Diploma

Certified Professional Coach (CPC) – Ongoing

Certified Customer Value Optimization Specialist

Certified Social & Community Expert

Certified Content Marketing Specialist

Stephen is an ICT professional with over 10 years experience in the SME and NGO sectors. He’s the founder of WebSoft Development, an IT services and business consulting firm that helps entrepreneurs create, launch, and grow successful web startups and businesses. He’s also a co-founder at SkillCopy, a 360-degree marketing strategy, coaching and training organization for forward-thinking businesses.

Stephen has helped hundreds of organizations leverage emerging technologies for sustainable business growth. He does this by first helping organizations formulate sound business strategies and goals, then innovate around existing technologies and business models to transform the way companies do business. Some of the leading organizations that Stephen has worked with include Africa Merchant Assurance Co. Ltd, Agro Chemical and Food Company Ltd, UNICEF Regional Office for Eastern & Southern Africa (ESARO), Plenser Ltd, CDI-Africa Coaching Group, Giraffe Conservation Foundation, ADRA-Kenya, to name a few.

Stephen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Egerton University and an IMIS Diploma from Strathmore College. He is a Certified Digital Marketer and a Certified Professional Coach – in training. He also sits on the board of an exemplary financial institution in the ICT Sub-Committee

Florence Ndungu: Organization Development and Human Capital Expert

Msc. Organizational Development

Bachelor of Education (Hons)(Special) Education

Diploma in Education

Florence is an organization development and human capital expert. She is a skilled and seasoned professional in business management, human capital development and leadership.

She has over 20 years’ experience in personnel management, effective communication capacity, organization development, project planning and management, education institutions management and corporate communication. She has held management positions in various organizations as she worked for both public and private sector.

She has a strong inclination in leadership development and specifically in building core teams for organizations. She is an excellent researcher. She has also been engaged in monitoring and evaluation assignment with the Civil Society sector, specifically local and international NGOs/CBOs/FBOs

She holds an Msc. In Organizational Development (OD), Bachelor of Education in Special Education. Florence is also a Trainer of Trainers in Technical, Vocational Education Training (TVET) in Competency Based Education and Training (CBET).

Patrick Maina: Legal and Corporate Governance Expert

Master of Laws

Bachelor of Laws Degree (Honours)

Company Secretary

Post graduate diploma in Legal Practice

Commissioner for Oaths & Notary Public

Chartered Arbitrator

Membership: East Africa Law Society, Commonwealth Lawyers Association, International Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Patrick Maina is a seasoned legal practitioner with over 15 years diversified legal practice experience in Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation, Conveyance, Commercial and Corporate law practice. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Commissioner for Oaths, Notary Public, Accredited Mediator, Chartered Arbitrator, Legal and Regulatory Compliance Audit Specialist, Company/Certified Secretary, Leadership and Corporate Governance consultant, Fraud Investigations expert, International Trade and Investments Law special advisor, Certified work place mentor and accredited international legal and business coach.

Mr. Maina has been a law lecturer with the Institute of Legal Executives (United Kingdom) teaching Criminal Procedure, Business Law and Company Law, and also served as a law lecturer with Kenya School of Professional Studies teaching Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Institute of Credit Management teaching legal aspects of credit management.

He is a member of various local and international professional associations including but not limited to Law Society of Kenya, East Africa Law Society, Commonwealth Lawyers Association, International Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Global Leadership Interlink. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (Honours) from Moi University, a post graduate diploma in Legal Practice from Kenya School of Law and is a Master of Laws (LLM) candidate at the University of Nairobi, specializing in International Trade and Investments Law with a minor in Corporate Governance.