Board of Directors

Mr. TOUFIQ S. TURKY

Mr. Toufiq Salim TURKY is the new Chairman of East African Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA) Board of Directors after he replaced the late Ndibalema John MAYANJA in July 2018. He is also the current President of Zanzibar National Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (ZNCCIA). Possessing vast managing directorships and CEO experience, he always ensures that clear corporate and institutional goals, objectives and expectations are delivered and maintained. He is a passionate leader with first class communication skills and a long track record of successfully business management. Mr Toufiq is a highly educated individual, with extensive knowledge of all current economic, social and regulatory issues. He is an inspiring and motivational manager with first-rate interpersonal skills and the ability and passion to develop the vision of Turky Group of Companies, to ensure that they are able to push performance improvement whilst at the same time delivering growth.

He joined the EACCIA Board of Directors upon his election as the President of Zanzibar National Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in 2016. As the CEO of Vigor Turky Group of Companies, he oversees one of the largest business groups in Tanzania, owning 12 Companies with operations in Zanzibar, Tanzania mainland and Comoros’ islands as well and employing over 4,000 people.

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Mr. Kiprono KITTONY

 

Mr. Kiprono KITTONY graduated with a Global Executive MBA with the Strathmore University Business School, together with the Columbia University Business School. He has a degree in Bachelor of Commerce Business Administration as well as a degree in Law both from the University of Nairobi. He has a wealth of experience in public life as an implementer of various developmental projects countrywide and has a wide exposure in International relations.

He is the Founder Chairman of Radio Africa Limited which is now the fastest growing media company in Kenya with several radio stations including the market leading Kiss TV, Kiss FM, and Classic 105 Radio Stations, as well as a national daily newspaper, “The Star”.

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Mrs. Olive Z. Kigongo

Mrs. Olive Z. KIGONGO is the President of Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI). She is the longest serving member of EACCIA Board, having been one of its founder members who were instrumental to its establishment in September 2005, together with the leaders of Kenya and Tanzania chambers.

Mrs. Kigongo has many business interests, such as operating a first class hotel of international standards in Kampala, Uganda. She also serves as a Board Member of Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) and is also the current President of IGAD Business Forum. She brings invaluable business experience and connections to the EACCIA Board.

Mr. Davis NJUGUNA KAMAU

Mr. Davis NJUGUNA KAMAU is the General Manager/Director of Panda Development Company Limited. Panda is major development company involved in the development of Aberdare Hills Golf Resort, a major facility comprising of an international golf course, with an investment portfolio of KShs.250 billion (equivalent to USD 2.5 billion). The Aberdare Resort is located in Naivasha, Kenya (Nakuru County).

Mr. Njuguna has spearheaded the company strategic plan towards the completion of this world class golf course that is deemed to be one of its kind in Africa. The Resort shall include a dream city with light industries, shopping malls and institutions of higher learning.

Mr Njuguna is involved in developing strategies and policies to achieve company’s goals and mission according to the company’s master plan as well as preparing the annual operating budget as well as all project budgets and overseeing them.

 

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Mr. Bernard Bangirana

Mr. Bernard BANGIRANA graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (SS) degree majoring in Economics and social administration from Makerere University in 1990, He further obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) – Economics and Political Education at Makerere University in 1992 and is currently finalizing with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at Nkumba University. Mr. Bangirana joined the Insurance industry in 1992 as an underwriter and rose to the positions of Chief Executive Officer by 1999.

In 2007 he was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Uganda National Chamber of Commerce & Industry. In 2009 he joined Uganda Allied Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture as its Executive Director up to date. Mr. Bangirana’s experience has enabled him to serve on various company boards like Uganda Insurers Association Board.

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Mr. James Ndungu MUREU

Mr. James N. MUREU is currently the Managing Director of Prolong Paints Kenya Ltd and Mastrade Holdings Ltd. He is the National Vice Chairman of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & industry (KNCCI). He is a non-executive director at the Mombasa Water Company.

He holds of a diploma in banking from the Kenya Polytechnic and a B.Sc degree in Business Management from Hartford University, USA. He is a Lion Scout, a holder of the Gold Award of the President’s Award Scheme, and has also attended the Outward Bound Mountain School in Loitokitok for endurance and the Corporate Governance course.

He is a past Captain and Chairman of the Nyali Golf & Country Club.

 

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Mr. Charles N. KAHUTHU - Secretary

 

Mr. Charles N. KAHUTHU is the Secretary to the Board, CEO  and  Regional Coordinator of the East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA). Before then he was Deputy CEO of KNCCI and also coordinated the functions of Membership and Branch Network Development, as well as all external partnerships between the Chamber and other stakeholders, including development partners.

He was particularly very involved in regional integration issues having contributed to the two key protocols that are guiding the integration process of East Africa, namely; the Customs Union Protocol and the Common Market Protocol.

Mr Kahuthu is a Private Sector Development Specialist, as well as public-private sector partnerships building specialist, providing a wide range of business management and socio-economic development consultancy services to Governments, private sector institutions, development agencies and non-governmental organizations, among others.

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EACCIA News

EAOGS 2018

Global Event Partners of the UK, the organizers of East Africa Oil and Gas Summit (EAOGS) in partnership with East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA) are inviting delegates, speakers, sponsors, media groups, corporates, investors, government officials and other professionals to a summit and exhibition where, in 2018 this prestigious, government-led summit and exhibition will once again provide a platform for East African ministries and the national oil companies to engage with international and local investors to examine the hugely significant opportunities across the East Africa region. To join the event, download the Delegation Booking Form here, Exhibition Space Booking Form here, and the
Floor Plan here.

East Africa Trade Week 2018

In hosting the East Africa Trade Week 2018, our primary objective is to promote economic growth in the region and the continent, at large, through the network of Chambers of Commerce and business associations and to advance the East African Community (EAC) regional integration as well as Africa-wide development agenda, as championed by the African Union Commission (AUC), notably, the Boosting of Intra-African Trade (BIAT) to accelerate and deepen the con t's market integration by ensuring that we realize the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) agenda. The continental chambers of commerce and industry, through the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) are some of the key drivers of CFTA. The objective of the EATW 2018 is to promote investment and trade through partnerships and joint ventures in key sectors such as agriculture and agro-allied ventures, financial services, small and medium enterprises, textiles and infrastructure. It will institutionalize strategic economic partnership between the East African Community member States, rest of Africa and Globe. It is seen as the beginning of a long-term strategic partnership between the rest of the Continent and East Africa with the rest of the globe for mutual benefits.  The target countries are Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda, in the Eastern Africa region. The EATW will also feature some national and regional project portfolios with regional investment and export trade opportunities that require international financing and partnerships. To know more about the event and to participate, download the Pre-event Brochure, Sponsorship Prospectus, Exhibition Space Booking Form and the Floor Plan below;
                                              
                                                             

East African Business Guide

Editorial Foreword From Mr. Charles KAHUTHU - CEO We welcome you to this first edition of the East African Business Guide. We shall endeavour to tell the good story of public private partnership and the integration agenda through this publication. We are witnessing interesting developments and the region’s geopolitical environment is fast evolving. This publication will provide a platform and a mouth piece for stakeholders and members of the national chambers to articulate various issues in the region, such as Infrastructure development, trade facilitation and the integration agenda, among many others. Our Cover Story in the inaugural edition is centred on the delivery of infrastructure in the region which is a fundamental prerequisite in facilitating business transactions. We have also expanded our horizon and looked at issues that do impact on the African continent, including the impact of climate change to us all, and how the continent intends to respond to the risks posed.  Unlike many other platforms, our magazine will be delivered directly to our business organizations, trade facilitation agencies, foreign embassies in Kenya, our embassies overseas, the East African Community Secretariat and all relevant departments of the EAC member states, thereby ensuring that you, our partner, are visible to all the relevant sectors. We want the Guide to be instructive, directive and inspirational. It shall not be a replica of anything else in the industry. We are looking to having the Editorial team and contributors holding round tables with the regional policy makers to discuss some of the content and to push for implementation of the regional agenda. We are also looking to having the Business Guide combining international standards with regional identity, so that readers recognize it is a magazine for East African issues. It shall reflect the mentality of the editorial team and finally, ensure that is attractive in the presentation of information on all pages. The Guide shall have clarity and more value added than just dissemination of news. We are looking at making the publication “digital” after the production of the first few hard copy editions, so that our readers can have easier access to the publication. We want to thank you most sincerely for partnering with us and look forward to continued, and more beneficial, relationship with you and your organization in the coming days.   We are truly grateful for your support! To subscribe, get a EABG Subscription Form here.

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