Led by Faizal Bhana, Jersey Finance’s Director for Middle East, Africa & India, Jersey Finance, Africa Legal Network (ALN) and Grant Thornton are delighted to co-host a corporate governance-themed thought leadership event focussed nationally, regionally and internationally.
The breakfast event will include opening remarks from Grant Thornton and Jersey Finance, a keynote address from Rosa Nduati-Mutero, Managing Partner at Anjarwalla & Khanna, followed by a moderated panel session on developments in corporate governance and audience Q&A session.
This is an invitation-only event. If you are interested in attending this event, or if you have any questions, please email our events team.
Faizal is a UK qualified lawyer and for many years has worked and advised, and is a trusted advisor to institutions, corporates and families across the Middle East, Africa and India. Faizal specialises in banking and finance and has advised corporates, family offices and families including on their international investment and holding structures.
Faizal is responsible for developing the strategy for Jersey Finance’s engagement in Africa, the Middle East and India. He is focussed on his key markets, regularly travelling to all these countries, liaising and working with key stakeholders, including public and private institutions, corporates and families, building long-term mutually beneficial relationships.
Rosa Nduati-Mutero Managing Partner - ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna
Rosa is a Managing Partner at ALN Kenya, which is generally considered the leading corporate law firm in Kenya and is the largest full-service corporate law firm in East Africa. She advises clients on merger and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, commercial, regulatory and compliance issues. She also specialises in corporate governance and employment law.
Rosa consistently assists various local, regional and international clients with a broad range of corporate governance matters. She has previously conducted legal and governance audits on several organisations including a Tier I Bank listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange in connection with the mandatory requirements under the Code of Corporate Governance Practices for Issuers of Securities to the Public, 2015. She has trained numerous boards including the boards of Equity Group Holdings, I&M Holdings, and Absa Bank Kenya on the changing tides in corporate governance.
Kunal Ajmera Chief Operating Officer, Grant Thornton Kenya
Kunal is the Partner - Chief Operating Officer and International Business Centre Director for Eastern Africa at Grant Thornton Kenya. He joined the firm in 2009 and has over the years risen through the ranks to become the COO in 2012.
As the COO of Grant Thornton, Kunal leads the business development function in growing the firm's market share as well as increasing its visibility. He also doubles as the International Business Centre (IBC) Director for East Africa. In this capacity, he coordinates business development activities with Grant Thornton member firms in Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia with Kenya as the lead.
Satyajit Turumella Director, Grant Thornton Kenya
Satyajit is a seasoned and well-recognized Information and Technology risk advisor having served in various capacities in professional International committees. He has been part of the Risk Scenario Development Committee for ISACA International. He is a Director heading IT Advisory at Grant Thornton Advisory East Africa Limited handling IT Advisory and cyber services in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
He also represents Africa in digital and technology transformation working group for Grant Thornton International.
He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Data Solutions Privacy Engineer (CDPSE) with over 15 years of experience in Information Systems Audit, Cyber security and strategy Advisory, Information Systems Risk Advisory, Data Privacy Advisory and Governance of Enterprise I&T serving clients in the financial sector, telecom sector, manufacturing, technology, education, healthcare, logistics and energy sectors.
Ali Hussein Kassim Fintech | Digital Transformation
He is a Serial Entrepreneur, regular commentator and contributor on all things Tech and the Policy & Regulatory landscape that straddles this sector across Africa in particular and the world in general. What keeps him busy full time these days is consulting on Digital Transformation, working on his Fintech Startup and his Podcast & Vodcast - #AliTalksTech He has served and serves on several boards both in the private & public sectors. Key among these are: Executive Board Member – Africa Fintech Network – The umbrella organization for all National Fintech Associations in Africa. – Chairman, Association of Fintechs in Kenya – The official representative organization for Fintechs in Kenya. – Chairman – Board of Trustees, Kenya ICT Action Network – An ICT Policy Think Tank based in Nairobi. – Member of the National Technical Committee of the Kenya National Innovation Agency, a Kenya Government Agency set up to manage and develop the National Innovation System for socioeconomic development
Edwin Okello Odundo Principal Associate – ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna
Edwin is a Principal Associate in the Corporate department of Anjarwalla & Khanna.
Edwin’s practice mainly focuses on M&A, commercial law, company law, corporate finance and corporate governance. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
Loise Gakumo Company Secretary and Senior Legal Counsel, Absa Bank Kenya Plc
Loise is a seasoned Legal professional with over 18 years’ experience in Commercial and Corporate legal advisory, litigation management, contract negotiation, deal structuring, real estate and conveyancing management, legal and regulatory compliance, legal research and intellectual property management. She is a strong Governance professional with over 10 years’ experience as a Practising Company Secretary having served on several private companies’ Boards and on two publicly listed Companies: Centum Investment Company Plc (4.5 years) and Absa Bank Kenya Plc (4 years).
Loise is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Certified Public Secretary (Kenya), an Accredited Governance Auditor, a Commissioner for Oaths and a Notary Public. She also recently received certification as a Genos Emotional Intelligence Practitioner.
ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna is East Africa’s largest full-service law firm. We were founded in 1954, and as Kenya has evolved and developed, so have we. We now employ over 100 lawyers and have expanded our footprint to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Dubai, UAE, making us the first African firm to be licensed in UAE. In 2004 we founded ALN, an integrated alliance of the preeminent full-service corporate law firms in 14 African countries and the UAE, to give us the agility and expertise to operate locally and across the pan African business and economic environment.
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Registration and Breakfast Buffet
Opening and Host Welcome from ALN
- Shital Shah, Chief Executive Officer, Adili Group
Welcome from Grant Thornton
- Kunal Ajmera, Chief Operating Officer, Grant Thornton Kenya
Welcome from Jersey Finance
- Faizal Bhana – Director – Middle East, Africa and India, Jersey Finance
- Rosa Nduati-Mutero, Managing Partner – ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna
- Moderator: Edwin Okello Odundo, Principal Associate – ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna
- Ali Hussein Kassim, Fintech | Digital Transformation
- Satyajit Turumella, Director, Grant Thornton Kenya
- Ernest Najoli, Training Manager, Kenya Global Development Learning Centre
- Loise Gakumo, Company Secretary and Senior Legal Counsel, Absa Bank Kenya Plc
Q&A and Closing