Future Focus: Sustainable Finance
Friday 17 June, 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm, Sankara Nairobi, Autograph Collection Hotel
Event partner: Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)
Closing our event series, this dinner event will focus on the green economy and sustainable finance. Invited guests will hear welcome addresses from KEPSA, Jersey Finance and the Kenya chapter of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce. This will be followed by a fireside chat or session moderated by Jersey Finance. Dinner will be included at this event.
For more information, please contact a member of our events team.
Amb. Johnson Weru Principal Secretary - State Department for Trade and Enterprise Development
Amb. Johnson Weru is an alumnus of Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, University of Nairobi and University of Leeds. He is a career diplomat and public servant with over 28 years’ experience working in Government and International Development Agencies in Africa and Europe. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Mission to the European Union, Amb. Weru was Director for Economic Affairs and External Trade at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Headquarters.
With a career in financial services spanning four decades, Joe has a strong commitment to the future success of the industry in Jersey.
Joe commenced his professional life in the banking sector, rising to the position of CEO of Jersey and the Isle of Man for a major bank, which included responsibilities for trusts and investments. In recent years, he expanded his focus as Director of Financial Services within the Government of Jersey, where he worked closely with industry and regulator to ensure the island’s position as a leading international finance centre. Before joining Jersey Finance in February 2019, Joe was working to establish high-reputation regulatory frameworks and business models for IFCs in the Middle East and Africa.
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 and Africa. Faizal specialises in banking and finance and has advised both corporates 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.
Faizal graduated with a first class in his undergraduate Law (LLB) Honours degree and a distinction in his postgraduate (MSc) degree in Islamic Banking and Finance, both from top tier UK based universities.
Having successfully mentored for HRH King Charles’ charities, the Prince’s Trust and Mosiac, over several years, Faizal continues with his passion for mentoring young, dynamic and promising entrepreneurs globally. Faizal currently mentors MBA students from the prestigious and the world’s leading business school, the Saïd Business School at Oxford University.
Tom Le Feuvre Director, Global Markets and International Agreements, Government of Jersey
Tom was born and educated in Jersey, where his family has always lived. He joined the British diplomatic service in 2008 and was deployed to Qatar, Jordan and Lebanon – where he served as First Secretary in the UK’s Syria Office in Beirut from 2012-2014. He was then promoted to Head of East Africa in London, with responsibility for Kenya. Returning to Jersey and as Director of External Relations, he leads a team responsible for building the Government of Jersey’s relationships with high-growth markets and maintaining Jersey’s compliance with international standards on tax and sanctions. He is the Co-Chair of the OECD working group on country-by-country reporting.
Michael Gathu Chief Representative, Kenya Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Michael Gathu is Chief Representative of Dubai Chamber International Oﬃce - Kenya. His role focuses on developing the Chamber’s network of stakeholder relations in Kenya and East Africa, and assisting member companies with market expansion. Prior to his current position, Michael held various instrumental positions at the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry as Head of Membership and Communication, Oversight Head for Trade Development and as an Executive in Business and Enterprise Development. He has also served as an Executive Assistant with the Media Owners Association in Kenya, during which he assisted in steering stakeholder engagements and business advocacy agenda. Michael has been credited for active participation and contribution in the development of various national economic related policies, bilateral agreements and memoranda.
Arrival Drinks and Canapes Reception
- Flora Mutahi, KEPSA
- Joe Moynihan, Jersey Finance
- Michael Gathu, Dubai Chapter of the Chamber of Commerce
- Amb. Johnson Weru, Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development
- Tom Le Feuvre, Government of Jersey
- Flora Mutahi, KEPSA
ABOUT THE KENYA PRIVATE SECTOR ALLIANCE (KEPSA)
The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) is the apex body of the private sector in Kenya. KEPSA brings together local and foreign business associations, chambers of commerce, professional bodies, corporates, multinational companies, start-ups, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from all sectors of the economy in the country, representing over 1,000,000 million businesses under one umbrella, to enable them to speak in one voice when engaging the Government, development partners and other stakeholders on cross-cutting policy issues affecting private sector development. It also implements programs that ensure the growth of businesses and the social-economic development of the country.
KEPSA supports businesses with opportunities for training, networking, financial linkages, mentorships & coaching, access to markets, value chains and investment opportunities while working closely with many partners from across the world.
KEPSA serves as a federation of over 80 Associations and professional bodies and serves as the focal point of the East Africa Business Council (EABC) which is the apex body of businesses in East Africa.