African participants, Swedish Institute Management Programme
1. Angela Angelus Ching’ali / Founder and Managing Director
Company/organisation: Malaika National limited, a company that deals with value addition of agricultural materials which are rice and maize by sourcing them directly from the farmers, branding and supplying to the final consumers.
2. Angela Syombua Nzioki Co-Founder and Country Manager
Company/organisation: Pluspeople Kenya Limited, one of Kenya’s leading innovation companies that focuses on providing cloud-based and mobile enabled software packages for SMEs.
3. Asha D. Abinallah General Manager
Company/organisation: Jamii Media Company Limited/JamiiForums LTD is an online media company that host the most popular website in the country (JamiiForums.com) and an online news portal (FikraPevu.com). The main product is JamiiForums platform, a user-generated leading website in East Africa in terms of statistics of engagement, usage, visitation, fans and coverage. They focus on content management, journalistic interest, project management and social media trainings and mentorship.
4. Blen Legesse Asrat Assistant General Manager
Company/organisation: Eltex Textile and Garment Factory, one of the few 100% locally owned textile and garment factory in Ethiopia. With more than 21 years of experience they are currently employing more than 1600 Ethiopians in the factories they have in two locations. For almost 5 years now, ELTEX has also been a major exporter in the apparel industry - making different styles for many customers in Europe and currently to US as well. They have an annual turnover of close to USD 5.5 million.
Industry: Textile and garments manufacturing
5. Edman Aijuka Founder and CEO
Company/organisation: Kamata Online Protection (KOP) Service Limited addresses power theft through actively monitoring, identifying and smartly reporting any electricity theft attempts within the metering environment. Kamata device is tested and recognized by reputable institutions like the Royal academy of Engineering, American society for mechanical engineers, Berkerly university – Carlifornia plus more in Africa and Europe. We have a customer base that can take up 5,000 – 10,000 units per annum in Uganda, with prospects of expanding into other countries in Africa.
6. Emelda Mwamanga CEO/Managing Director
Company/organisation: Relim Company Ltd, a HR- Consulting firm dealing with outsourcing, recruitment, payroll management and career training.
Industry: HR consulting
7. Emma Marie Ndoringoma Founder and Chief Operating Oficer
Company/organisation: Fidalix, a service telecoms company providing solutions and layered services to internet services providers,operators and organizations in data space. Our mission is to smartly connect the unconnected areas and add value to the users connectivity to allow them to use it effectively and reach their customers. Our focus is mostly on schools, financial institutions and other operations in the rural areas.Our main customer base is in Rwanda, Burundi and Togo.
Industry: Telecoms and ICT services
8. Gladys Kitony Manager Strategy and Innovation
Company/organisation: Kenya Revenue Authority, an agency of the government of Kenya that is responsible for the assessment, collection and accounting for all taxes that are due to government, in accordance with the laws of Kenya.
9. Joseph Ogwal Founder
Company/organisation: Agro Supply Uganda Limited, a profit making company supplying smallholder farmers in Uganda with certified agricultural seeds, we have a vision of being the leading provider of quality agricultural products essential to improving the livelihood of smallholder farmers in Uganda. Since Agust 2016 up to now we have sold 35 metric tonnes of seeds to a network of 18,000 smallholder farmers in Uganda.
10. Joshwa Tambo Founding Director
Company/organisation: Kibera Community Empowerment Organization, was founded in 2011 and has so far impacted 71,214 lives through Street Literacy, Social Entrepreneurship and Food Security Programs. In order to sustain KCEO activities, Joshwa together with his friends co-founded Kshoes- a social enterprise that partners with skilled artisans from the informal settlements in Nairobi to produce customized footwear, targeting local and international markets.
Industry: SME Development
11. Julian Ingabire Deputy Vice Chancellor
Company/organisation: University of Tourism Technology and Business Studies (UTB), a private Institution of Higher Learning providing programs in line with the requirements of the Rwandan Framework for Higher Education and Associated code of practice. Its vision is to become a Centre of Excellence in the region for the quality of academic programs and to be a solution provider for the training of professionals in the area of Hospitality, Tourism, Business and Information Technology.
12. Kalkidan Alachew Admassu Consultant Internist
Company/organisation: ALERT Hospital, one of the main government hospitals in the capital city Addis Ababa. It is one of the first hospitals to start giving free medication for HIV. We also have the second MDR TB treatment center in the country. Our hospital also has a training center attached to it and we conduct training both on site and through video conference. We also run academic activities and have medical students attached to our wards.
Industry: Health care
13. Kathambi Kaaria CEO and Principal
Company/organisation: CREIDE, a sustainability and environmental consulting firm that helps governments, businesses, and leaders address Africa’s complex sustainable development, business, and policy challenges while upholding social, economic, and environmental safeguards. CREIDE has worked in over 25 countries with clients in public, private and civil society sectors.
14. Kidist Getachew Wondemu Chief Commercial Officer
Company/organisation: Elebat Management and Technology Solution, a business & operation accelerator in the Ethiopian Digital Financial Service arena working with financial institutions & with a mission of creating integrated rural digital service delivery points providing services such as agency banking, payments (social transfer, micro insurance), telecom products, agricultural input distribution digitally.
Industry: Financial technologies
15. Lucy Machel Ondiek-Masamaro Lawyer
Company/organisation: African Trade Insurance Agency, whose mandate is to facilitate trade flows and investments in Africa through the provision of political risk and credit risk insurance, coinsurance and reinsurance, financial instruments and related services. ATI aims to create a business environment that is attractive for investors and businesses in Africa. ATI is one of the highest rated institutions in Africa with an S&P ‘A’ rating.
Industry: Development finance
16. Michael Rutalo Senior Transaction Execution Specialist
Company/organisation: The Uganda Energy Credit Capitalisation Company (UECCC), a government institution that is in place to provide financial, technical and other support for Renewable Energy Projects and Programmes.
Industry: Renewable energy finance
17. Muma Mubanga Bwalya Business Development Manager
Company/organisation: Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission, a government agency aimed at providing broad based economic empowerment to citizens.
Industry: SME Development
18. Mutumboi Mundia Director-Market Supervision and Development
Company/organisation: The Securities and Exchange Commission, the regulator of the Zambian capital markets. It’s overall mandate is investor protection and is primarily broken into two broad roles - market supervision and market development. The Zambian capital markets comprises of 3 securities exchanges, 22 listed companies, 33 dealers, 11 investment advisers, 9 collective investment schemes; 1 venture capital fund, 195 representatives, plus other players like depositories, transfer secretaries, credit rating agents etc.
Industry: Capital market development
19. Noeline Kirabo Founder and Executive Director
Company/organisation: Newen Consults, established in 2016 as a company limited by guarantee based in Kampala, Uganda. The company specializes in the provision of general small business management training and mentoring programmes, business linkages and business consulting for private, public and the SME sectors. The impetus for Newen Consults is to embrace the fact that our primary goal is to develop people, who in turn grow their business that ultimately help to grow our economy through job creation and the alleviation of poverty.
20. Prince Prosper Tillya Managing Director
Company/organisation: FixChap, a digital platform bridging the trust gap between households/offices with servicemen. The main business of FixChap focuses on all-round home/office repair services. Now approaching six months of operations, we are currently working with more than 40 servicemen/handymen covering major categories of electrical, plumbing, carpentry, air conditioning, masonry, painting, satellite dish and computer repair. Services are currently provided in Dar Es Salaam region with further plans to expand to other vibrant regions.
21. Rapa Thomson Ricky Co-founder and Director
Company/organisation: SafeBoda (Guinness Transporters Ltd), whose mission is to professionalize the bodaboda (motorcycle) sector. Our aims are twofold: to provide customers with a safe, convenient and affordable means of transport; and to improve the livelihoods of riders.
22. Robert Christopher Karanja Regional Lead (Africa) The B-team
Company/organisation: Safaricom Limited, Kenya’s leading telecommunication services company and East/Central Africa’s largest company. We offer a comprehensive range of integrated solutions including voice and data (both mobile and fixed), SMS, internet and financial services. Currently serves 29.5 million customers of whom 27 million are registered and active MPESA users. As at FY17, Safaricom recorded Ksh.212.8 Billion in Revenue, EBIT of Ksh.70.4 Billion and Net Income of Ksh. 48.4 Billion.
23. Robert Twagira Head of Operations
Company/organisation: Rwanda Stock Exchange which provides companies with the facility to raise capital for expansion through selling shares to the investing public.
24. Salim Kaunda Head of Research and Analysis
Company/organisation: Policy Monitoring and Research Centre ( PMRC), a public policy research think-tank, whose vision is unlocking Zambia’s potential through evidence-based policy research, analysis and reform proposals to complement Governments efforts across sectors. PMRC also promotes public understanding through research and education; encourages debate on social and economic policy issues critical to national development.
25. Sarah Basemera Business Development Manager/Team Leader
Company/organisation: Raising Gabdho Foundation Ltd, one of the fastest growing women-led social enterprises. The business focuses on creating a waste management solution to communities by collecting waste and recycling it to produce alternative fuels to charcoal and firewood. By doing this it creates employment for women and youth both refugees and host community. RGF’s annual production capacity is around 120,000 tons. RGF has four production points (two in the refugee communities: at urban refugee center and bidibidi refugee settlement).
Industry: Renewable energy
26. Simunza Muyangana Director - Entrepreneurship
Company/organisation: BongoHive, Zambia’s first innovation hub. It provides a range of start-up and tech programmes, workshops and events focused on building Zambia as a hotbed of innovation and addressing the challenge of unemployment.
Industry: SME Development
27. Wahid Manaye Shiferaw Founder/Executive Director
Company/organisation: Sub Saharan Africa Research and Training Center, a full service research and training house based in Addis Ababa, with a mandate to carry out social, health, education and marketing researches in Ethiopia and Djibouti. We have been working with local and international NGOs, regional governments and the federal government of Ethiopia, and internationally renowned research and training firms. The company currently has employees of 300 with an annual revenue of 1.5 million us dollars.
28. Victor Nkindi Owner and Senior Consultant
Company/organisation: HOOZA, a digital media house founded in 2013. It is based in Kigali working in digital broadcast and business consultancy in Central and East Africa. We broadcast daily multimedia short programs on demand to mobile users using hybrid mobile apps that enable us to reach the full base of mobile subscribers in Africa. Hooza also supports African governments, non-profit and private and public institutions through its Mobile Governance service that enables 2-way communication with the population.
Industry: Media & ICT
29. Yusuph Majid Nassor Group CFO
Company/organisation: ZH poppe LTD, a rowing logistics company specialising in the transportation and distribution of oil and gas products around East Africa.