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Finance seminar at Villa Rosa Kempinski

Ajira Management Development Program will host a seminar for Finance for Non-finance Managers & Directors at the Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel in Nairobi on Thursday, November 3, 2016 and Friday, November 4, 2016. The forum will run from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The 2 day Seminar is designed to provide Directors and Managers who do not have Finance backgrounds with an understanding of critical financial management concepts and ideas necessary to enable them understand their organisations’ and departments’ financial issues. Managers and Directors who go through this 2 days program are able to interpret financial reports, appreciate issues around cash-flow & working capital, get insights on internal controls, budgeting and other key financial management issues relevant at a senior management level.

Fireside investors’ chat at 14 Riverside Drive

Mettā Nairobi, a club designed for people and organisations that are passionate about changing the world through entrepreneurship, will host a fireside chat to discuss what investors look for when investing in a start-up company. The event, to be held on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 14 Riverside Drive, will run from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The affair will feature guest speakers, Sean Nowak and Munyutu Waigi. Nowak is a Principal at Kaizen Venture Partners, a Sub-Saharan Africa-focused private equity firm. He worked as a teaching assistant for the Private Equity in Emerging Markets and Business Strategy & Corporate Law courses. Nowak holds an MBA from the Wharton School, JD from the University of Notre Dame and BA in Politics from Wake Forest University.

Waigi is the co-founder and CEO of Umati Capital – a company that provides a suite of web and mobile applications to automate your supply chain management in different agricultural value chains and enables Umati Capital finance key actors and suppliers. Previously Munyutu in conjunction with Ringier co-founded Kenya’s Rupu which was acknowledged as one of Africa’s top tech startups by Forbes Africa in 2012.



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