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Scribe services trainers - Corporate Governance Masterclass - Bernard Kiragu

Charles Muchene

Mr Muchene has served and continues to serve as a board-level advisor, primarily assisting boards tackle challenges in areas of corporate governance, ethics and strategy. He currently serves as an independent non-executive director on several boards, including, Absa Bank Kenya PLC and AIG Kenya Limited, both of which he chairs. He has also served on the boards of East African Breweries Limited and its Kenyan subsidiaries as well as Stanbic Holdings PLC and its subsidiaries.

Until his withdrawal from the PricewaterhouseCoopers partnership in 2010, Mr Muchene was the Country’s Senior Partner for over a decade and had been with the firm for over 30 years providing both assurance and advisory (including corporate governance) services to a variety of clients. During his time as Senior Partner, he was actively involved in leading regional initiatives that entailed working with captains of industry for the betterment of the business environment.

He is a member of the Institute of Directors (K), the Institute of Certified Secretaries and a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from the University of Nairobi. Over the years, Mr Muchene has facilitated governance trainings and spoken at numerous sessions focused on governance, board effectiveness and culture.

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Bernard Kiragu

Bernard is Managing Partner at Scribe Services, and the Chief Trainer at Leading Edge Governance Consult, the firm’s training division. He is a Certified Secretary with more than 20 years’ practicing experience, providing Company Secretary and Statutory compliance advisory to entities across all sectors.

His areas of expertise include: Corporate Governance, Board Structures and processes, Board evaluations, Board and Committee charters. Bernard is also a member of the Membership and Advocacy committee of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya. He has been providing Corporate Services to major international companies with subsidiaries or branches registered in Kenya.

He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya, and the Institute of Directors (K) and holds and Executive Masters in Business Administration from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Bernard is also a Certified Governance Auditor and an authorised tax agent.

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Dr. Bitange Ndemo

Bitange Ndemo is Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Nairobi’s Business School. His research centers on the link between ICTs and small and medium enterprises with emphasis on how ICTs influence economic development in Africa.
Prof. Ndemo is the Chairman of Kenya’s Distributed Ledgers and Artificial Intelligence Taskforce that is developing a road map for the country’s digital transformation. He is also an advisor and Board member to several organizations including Safaricom one of the leading telecommunication company in Africa, OECD Expert Panel for Blockchain, Foundation, Research ICT Africa that is based in South Africa.

Besides having been a Permanent Secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communication where he was credited with facilitating many transformative ICT projects, he is a member of the Global Learning Council, a member of the Global Blockchain Council (part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Fourth Industrial Revolution Councils), a Senior advisor to UN’s Global Pulse (Big Data initiatives) and the UNCDF’s Better than Cash Alliance.
He is an Open Data/Big Data evangelist and dedicated to simplification (visualization) of data for ordinary citizens to consume. He writes two columns every week for the Business Daily and Nation on-line.

Mrs. Rose Ogega

Rose is the founder and Managing Director of Bloom Consultancy Limited, an organization whose core purpose is to develop leaders through executive coaching and mentoring. She started her Career at Price water House 34 years ago and moved on to DHL International as the Finance Director for East Africa. She retired at age 34 to start her journey as an entrepreneur.

Rose has over 17 years of board experience spanning through professional, large listed companies, large private companies, government Institutions and small/startup ventures.

As a non-executive board director, she has worked very closely with senior executives on a broad range of strategic issues in a diverse array of industry setting including banking and Insurance. In recognition of her contribution to the economic development of the country, she was awarded the Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS) in 2005.

At the moment, she sits on the Board of Trustees of Mcfie Educational Fund (chairperson) and Safaricom PLC (Chair of the Audit and risk committee).

She is currently a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, the Institute of Directors of Kenya, the African Leadership Initiative and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. She is a Certified Hogan Lead Assessor, an Executive Coach and a Member of the Academy of Executive Coaches.

Paul Dubal

Paul has 25 years of corporate secretarial, corporate governance and regulatory experience both in house and as a professional services consultant in the United Kingdom, Canada, Caribbean and the Middle East. He has worked for KPMG LLP and PwC in leadership roles and served in senior in-house roles for several listed financial services companies. He has also provided governance services to Mid-Cap and Large-Cap companies in Europe, North and South America and the Caribbean region. Paul has worked extensively with a diverse range of boards and senior management teams on governance matters. Most recently, he completed a two-year assignment as Group Head of Corporate Governance at First Abu Dhabi Bank, the largest bank in the Gulf region, where he developed and implemented the Bank’s corporate governance framework globally.

A certified life coach, group coach and emotional intelligence (EQ) practitioner, Paul provides one to one executive coaching to mid-senior level professionals with a focus on leadership and EQ. Paul is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada (CGIC) and holds an LLB from Middlesex University (UK) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Leicester De Montfort University (UK).

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