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Tanzania Banking Association (TBA) Executive Director Tusekelege Joune shares insights on how East Africa member associations are undertaking capacity building as well as benchmarking, so as to facilitate cross-border trade and promote financial inclusion in the region. #CEOChat
Dr Habil Olaka shares insights on Green Investment Opportunities for Households and Enterprises in East Africa.
Mr. Wilbrod Humphreys Owor Executive Director, Uganda Bankers Association, shares insights on Strategies of Deeping Financial Inclusion in East Africa.
In this third edition of the Kenyan Wall Street's Investing Like an Executive series, we sit down with Samuel Kariuki, the CEO of Mi Vida Homes, to discuss the real estate developer's new Garden City development, the state of the affordable housing industry in Kenya, and concluding with some words of wisdom for young people looking to build a career in real estate.
The Global Peace Index 2023 (GPI 2023) reveals sharp deterioration in peace last year with Sub-Saharan Africa witnessing an increase in levels of terrorism. Over 80,000 people have died in the Russia-Ukraine war which has also disrupted global food supply chain and hypothetical Chinese blockade of Taiwan likely to disrupt complex electronics supply.The aftermath of Libya conflict, end of war in Syria, and ethnic tensions coupled with the effects of climate change is linked to an increase in the number of terrorism activities in the Sub-Saharan Africa putting the economies of region in danger. In this interview, we talk to Thomas Morgan, associate director of research at the Institute of Economics and Peace about the report and the economic impact of violence on the global economy.
Investing in African tech startups is rapidly gaining momentum, with more investors recognizing the massive untapped potential in the continent's burgeoning tech ecosystem. Ventures Unknown, an organization whose mission is to build connections to and between emerging tech ecosystems and access to capital, recently made its first trip to Nairobi to explore the African tech ecosystem. We sat down with Ethan Appleby, the founder of Ventures Unknown, to explore some of the key lessons he learned during his visit. 
In this episode, Nuru Mugambi interviews Dr. Ophelia Inez Weeks, Executive Director and Board Secretary, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (EJS) Presidential Center for Women and Development as they explore the role women in Africa play in building the economy. The EJS Center aims to amplify the voice of women and girls in all spheres of life by increasing the representation of women in public service leadership roles in Africa.  Through a unique blend of programming, advocacy, archival research, and museum exhibitions, the EJS Center seeks to become a premier institution dedicated to advancing and sustaining women's political and social development on the continent. The EJS Center (https://www.ejscenter.org) is a partner of the 2022 Angaza Awards happening on 8th June 2022. Register to attend the event here: https://lnkd.in/gjUrpBX7 Podcast Host: Ms. Nuru Mugambi, Founder Kaleidoscope Consulting Guest: Dr. Ophelia Inez Weeks, Executive Director and Board Secretary, EJS Presidential Center for Women and Development Production: Rawlins Hamisi
In this episode, Nuru Mugambi interviews Tabby Tsengiwe, General Manager of  Public Affairs & Communication at Old Mutual Limited as they explore the role women in Africa play in building the economy. Old Mutual (www.oldmutual.com) is a sponsor of the 2022 Angaza Awards happening on 8th June 2022. In addition to sponsoring the awards, Old Mutual is supporting the Top 10 through mentorship and profile building. Register to attend the event here: https://lnkd.in/gjUrpBX7 Podcast Host: Ms. Nuru Mugambi, Founder Kaleidoscope Consulting Guest: Tabby Tsengiwe, General Manager of  Public Affairs & Communication at Old Mutual Limited Production: Rawlins Hamisi
In this episode, Ms Salome Mboya interviews Jacqueline Karasha, Head of Corporate Business, Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd. Kenya as they discuss: global and Pan-African trends in insurance what it takes to succeed in the insurance sector Jacqueline Karasha is a 2022 Top Woman to Watch in Banking and Finance by Angaza Awards. When Jacqueline Karasha joined Sanlam Kenya in 2016, she was tasked with turning around the Corporate Business's performance which had been on a steady decline in terms of revenue and profitability.  The 2016 Full Year revenue stood at USD 17mn and the company's market position had declined from 1st to 8th. Through effective strategic planning, Jacqueline diversified the firm's distribution channels to include Bancassurance and Digital channels, and re-engaged key intermediaries in the market. She revamped the client service model to enhance retention and implemented a high performance culture within the team, introducing goal setting, performance management and frequent feedback sessions. As at December 2020, the revenues of the Corporate Business reached USD 35mn, up from USD 22mn in December 2019.  The remarkable performance helped cushion the Sanlam Kenya business from the economic shocks that were experienced in the market due to the COVID pandemic. Podcast Host: Ms. Salome Mboya, Youth Programs Associate, Hisa Inc Guest: Jacqueline Karasha – Managing Director, Head of Corporate Business, Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd. Kenya Production: Rawlins Hamisi
In this episode, Ms Marita Obare interviews Eva Warigia, Managing Director, East Africa Venture Capital Association (EAVCA) as they discuss: democratizing investment as a financial inclusion priority role of financial literacy in growing Africa's capital markets Podcast Host: Ms. Marita Obare, Co-founder Ngazi, an on-transit advertising platform for small businesses in Kenya. Guest: Eva Warigia – Managing Director, East Africa Venture Capital Association (EAVCA) Production: Rawlins Hamisi
In this episode Leah Wamugu interviews Sharon Kinyanjui as they discuss: global and Pan-African trends in cross border payments her career in digital payments and what it takes to succeed as a regional business & technology leader Sharon Kinyanjui is the first woman to direct WorldRemit's operations across 70 countries, of which 42 countries are in Africa. The region she is responsible for driving the strategic direction of, identifying new markets, and optimizing financial performance is one of the largest contributors to WorldRemit's global revenues and gross profit. She has been instrumental in leading the charge and being the first International Money Transfer Organization (IMTO) to provide a completely new payout currency (USD pay-out) for customers sending payments to Nigeria. Sharon serves on the board of five WorldRemit entities in South Africa, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. Podcast Host: Leah Wamugu, Finance Analyst and Writer, The Kenyan Wallstreet Guest: Ms Sharon Kinyanjui, Regional Director - EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa), WorldRemit Ltd Production: Rawlins Hamisi
Fleunt in Tax is a new show birthed out of a collaboration between Kenyan Wallstreet and Ushuru.co.ke. In this episode Eric Jackson speaks to John, a tax expert from Ushuru.co.ke as they break down: implications of the news Finance Bill 2022 how the new taxes will affect individuals and small businesses the various timelines before the bill becomes and act and is potentially turned into law what you can do to suggest changes to the bill Ushuru.co.ke is a boutique tax consultancy firm that helps Kenyans, both in the country and in the diaspora, to understand and file their taxes. If you need help filing your taxes, please visit https://ushuru.co.ke and you will be assisted. Podcast Host: Eric Jackson, co-founder Kenyan Wallstreet & Hisa  Guest: John, Tax Expert Ushuru.co.ke Production: Rawlins Hamisi
In this episode, Ms Marita Obare interviews Rina Hicks as they discuss: democratizing investment as a financial inclusion priority the role of financial literacy in growing Africas capital markets what it takes to succeed as a woman in Investment Banking Rina Hicks was named a 2022 Top Woman to Watch in Banking and Finance by the Angaza Awards. Rina Hicks directs the Corporate Finance Advisory unit at Faida Investment Bank, and serves as the Operations Director responsible for firm-wide strategic planning and processes in Kenya and Rwanda. She has led the firm in carrying out several capital market transactions over the past five years, including cross listings, rights issues, fairness opinions, mergers and acquisitions, take over transactions and general capital raises in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. She has led the firm's growth, garnering a seven-fold increase in revenues since 2017. Some notable transactions over the past two years under her steer include Nation Media Group's share buyback which was the first ever share buyback in East Africa; I&M Bank Rwanda's rights issue; and RH Bophelo's cross listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. In 2019, Faida served as the Independent Financial Advisors on the NIC Group PLC and CBA Group Limited merger, the largest merger ever in the country's banking industry. Podcast Host: Ms. Marita Obare, Co-founder Ngazi, an on-transit advertising platform for small businesses in Kenya Guest: Rina Hicks, Operations Director, Faida Investment Bank Ltd Production: Rawlins Hamisi
In this episode, Ms Nuru Mugambi interviews Gakii Mwongera, Group Head of Internet Banking, Equity Group Holdings as they discuss: global and Pan-African trends in cross border payments what it takes to succeed as a regional business & tehcnology leader Gakii Mwongera is a 2022 Top Woman to Watch in Banking and Finance by Angaza Awards. Since joining Equity Group in 2012, Gakii Mwongera has directed the bank's digital channel portfolio which has witnessed tremendous growth in transaction volumes, from USD 9 million in 2012 to over USD 10 billion in 2021.  She has championed the training of more than 6,000 bank employees on features and benefits of digital transaction banking platforms, thus improving product uptake and achieving a return on digital channel investment within two and a half years – two years ahead of the projected date.  Recently following Equity Group's acquisition of Banque Commerciale du Congo, she managed the bank's successful migration and digitization in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which has seen Equity Bank DRC become the second best-performing subsidiary in internet banking in less than a year. Podcast Host: Ms. Nuru Mugambi, Founder Kaleidoscope Consulting Guest: Gakii Mwongera, Group Head of Internet Banking, Equity Group Holdings Production: Rawlins Hamisi
In this episode, Ms Marita Obare interviews Millicent Omukaga, Advisor to the AFDB President on Women Empowerment and Affirmative Finance as they discuss: Africa's untapped She Economy case studies of how financial sector (including AfDB programs) has helped unlock value for women on the continent learnings from her experience Dr. Millicent Omukaga is a 2022 Top Woman to Watch in Banking and Finance by Angaza Awards. Dr. Millicent Omukaga is a policy advisor in development programming and finance with expertise in investment projects and portfolio management and market development for rural and agricultural communities across Africa. In her current position at African Development Bank (AfDB), she guides on financial inclusion through policy engagements at corporate and country levels, and provides technical assistance through access to finance and markets programmes targeting women entrepreneurs across the Continent. Some of her recent achievements include contribution to the establishment of the Bank's 10-year Gender Equality Trust Fund, which is the first thematic fund on gender in the Bank Group's history; $250M Risk Share Mechanism; and $25m Technical Assistance project. Podcast Host: Ms. Marita Obare, Co-founder Ngazi, an on-transit advertising platform for small businesses in Kenya. Guest: Dr. Millicent Omukaga - Office of the President Advisor – Women Empowerment and Affirmative Finance, African Development Bank Group, Côte d'Ivoire Production: Rawlins Hamisi
In this episode, we sit with Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa to discuss the following sub-themes: 2022 full-year earnings Progress of Safaricom Ethiopia Network Partnership Deal with Ethio Telecom M-PESA in Ethiopia Views on M-PESA Hitting close to $1 Billion in Revenues, Separating it from Telco The future of Safaricom from a Mergers and Acquisitions perspective Podcast Host: Erick Asuma, Co-Founder and CEO, Hisa Guest: Peter Ndegwa, CEO and Board Member of Safaricom Production: Rawlins Hamisi
In this episode, Ms Marita Obare interviews Rahel Musyoki as they discuss: Pan-African trends in pay as you go health insurance recent innovations in health fintech what it takes to succeed in fintech space/what every fintech entrepreneur should know. Rahel Musyoki was named a 2022 Top Woman to Watch in Banking and Finance by the Angaza Awards. Rahel Musyoki was responsible for the growth of CarePay's revenue and portfolio through its disruptive health e-payments technology solution dubbed M-TIBA. By leveraging partnerships with private and public sector organizations, as well as, donors and philanthropic organizations, Rahel has led the company in co-creating sustainable solutions that enable citizens in vulnerable and marginalized communities to have access to affordable healthcare services and financing across a wide network of medical service providers. Her unit has built a network of 1,000 plus healthcare facilities with negotiated costs where individuals with low incomes and the working poor, as well as their families, can access and receive quality healthcare. Podcast Host: Ms. Marita Obare, Co-founder Ngazi, an on-transit advertising platform for small businesses in Kenya. Guest: Rahel Musyoki, healthcare consultant, formerly M-TIBA Production: Rawlins Hamisi
In this episode, Nuru Mugambi interviews Njeri Jomo, General Manager - Retail Business Development, Britam Group as they explore the global and pan-africana trends in insurance and what it takes to succeed. Njeri Jomo was named a 2022 Top Woman to Watch in Banking and Finance by Angaza Awards. She is General Manager of Britam Group's retail and commercial segments. She leads the insurance agency's business development strategy and is also responsible for the distribution strategy and channel management of Britam's Financial Advisory unit. Podcast Host: Ms. Nuru Mugambi, Founder Kaleidoscope Consulting Guest: Ms Njeri Jomo, GM Retail Business Group, Britam Production: Rawlins Hamisi
In this episode, we sit with Marjorie Mayida, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Old Mutual Investment Group Zimbabwe and one of the 2022 Top 10 Woman to Watch in Banking and Finance. The episode explores the following sub themes: Overview of Zimbabwe Economy Developments in Banking Sector Democratizing Investment as a financial inclusion priority Role of financial literacy in growing Africas capital markets What it takes to succeed in a Chief Investment Officer role & in banking This episode features: Marjorie Mayida – Jaggwe –  Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Old Mutual Investment Group Zimbabwe Ms Nuru Mugambi – Founder, Kaleidoscope Consultants (https://www.kscopeafrica.com)
The third session of Kenya Banker's my chat with a bank CEO online event was hosted by Joseph Njuguna, CEO of Rafiki Microfinance Bank.  Joseph Njuguna shares insights on how intellectual property can be used under the Moveable Property Registry to access credit. On the back of the rapid growth of the creative industry and ICT sector in Kenya, the need to accommodate Intellectual Property as collateral has expanded. The ICT sector has also expanded, extending Intellectual Property items that can be used as collateral. This edition of my Chat with a Bank CEO, therefore, aims to shed light on ways by which Intellectual Property—particularly developed by the youth— can be leveraged to facilitate access to credit.
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Comments (5)

Beryl Nyengo

Nice, can't believe am only bumping into this today. Safaricom always innovative, not afraid to test new waters. Equity has mastered the art of thriving on economies of Scale.

Oct 27th
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crispyslim din

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

May 12th
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crispyslim din

I'm loving this episode 💪🏽

May 12th
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crispyslim din

Thanks for talking about the suez cannal 👍🏽

Mar 27th
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Bond Nthenge

I'd love to listen to this podcast but it's hard to listen with all the banging around, it takes away from the conversation....I stopped listening 2 minutes In

Feb 14th
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