The Entrepreneurs Solutions Summit celebrates the hopes and ambitions of entrepreneurs that strive in the challenging market to win. The summit organised annually by African Bagg Recruitment, brings together like-minded entrepreneurs and influential business leaders to share ideas, inspiration, insights and gain actionable strategies and innovative solutions to grow and thrive businesses.
The 2nd Annual Entrepreneurs Solutions Summit will focus on how small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can create wealth, leverage on opportunities to keep ahead of competition and create positive impact in the current economic challenges.
SMEs are the pivot of our economic growth and therefore this full day event brings together entrepreneurs to share best practices and solutions to strengthen businesses.
The programme for the day - Registration & Welcome Tea and Coffee, Morning Break, Buffet Lunch, Breakout Session with speakers and Networking Cocktail.
Dr. Chris Kirubi is one of Kenya's wealthiest businessmen Kenyan businessman, entrepreneur, industrialist and philanthropist. He is a Director at Centum Investment Company Limited,a private equity firm listed both on the Nairobi and Uganda stock exchanges with a recent market capitalization of $92 million. Centum has one of the most attractive investment portfolios in the region, including substantial stakes in Coca-Cola, Safaricom (Kenya's leading telecoms company), in which he is the largest individual shareholder. His investments include, a 49% shareholding in Harco Tiger Industries Limited a Kenyan subsidiary of a Dutch trading house, that manufactures food and beauty products. Dr. Kirubi has 100% ownership of 98.4 Capital FM, a Nairobi radio station, a 9.58% ownership in UAP Insurance, east Africa's third largest insurance company and minor interests in a number of listed firms, including Kenya Commercial Bank Group, Nation Media Group and Standard Chartered Kenya.
Kirubi has learned much since he acquired his first dilapidated property in the early 1970s. He now counts among his real estate holding Nairobi's iconic International House building (home to his office) and, through his property holding company House Limited, 40 other residential and commercial properties across the city, valued at more than $200 million. Add his other assets and Kirubi is worth a conservative $300 million, placing him at number 30 on Forbes' inaugural list of Africa's 40 Richest.
Dr. Myma Adwoa Belo-Osagie serves as a Managing Partner in Udo, Udoma & Belo-Osagie, a leading Nigerian corporate law firm. Dr. Belo-Osagie has been the Chairman of Africa Opportunity Fund Limited since February 28, 2014 and its Non-executive Director since June 2007. She serves as a Non-Executive Director of FSDH Merchant Bank Limited (Formerly, First Securities Discount House Limited). She is a member of the New York, Ghana and Nigeria Bars and is a member of the American Bar Association. She is ranked as a "leading lawyer" for her corporate, mergers and acquisitions (Chambers Global Guide), project finance (IFLR 1000 and Who's Who Legal), finance and telecommunications (Legal 500) work.
Dr. Belo-Osagie sits on the board of directors of various companies and acts as a trustee on the board of several not-for-profit organisations, including the African Leadership Foundation, the Growing Businesses Foundation, the African Wildlife Foundation and the Art and Business Foundation. Dr. Belo-Osagie graduated from the University of Ghana with a LL.B degree. She obtained a LL.M degree and a SJD degree from Harvard Law School.
In the words of Nana Akua ‘’every building is a brick and mortar, but the one which has been carefully composed as a work of art, a harmonious melody, will always stand like a piece of sculpture in the landscape, engaging with people on a level that leaves an incredible mark on their memory’’ She has this inherent insatiable need to be different, to think outside the box, to stand out from the crowd. This was all an inspiration from her creative mother, tolerant Dada, motivating husband and supportive family, colleagues and friends. As a young entrepreneur who finds herself in an overwhelming male dominated field, taking ownership and making things happen has always been her life’s philosophy and this has soared her high.
On the road to achieving this, she has built a reputation for developing young Architects and incubating new architecture urban designs. Her work experiments with new spatial concepts intensifying existing urban landscapes and encompassing all fields of design, from the urban scale to interiors and furniture are all inspiration from her role model Zaha Hadid. Embracing the core values of integrity, innovation and growth, Nana Akua ranks among the top female Architect CEO’s with award winning projects, from residence to hospitality.
Tony Oteng-Gyasi is a past President of the Association of Ghana Industries, and Executive Chairman of Tropical Cable and Conductor Ltd, a wholly Ghanaian owned manufacturer of electrical and telecom cables in Ghana. He is the immediate past Chairman of the University of Ghana Council. Tony is a recipient of several awards and has been a member of the Council of the Ghana Stock Exchange, and the Council of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
He holds degrees in Economics and Law from the University of Ghana and the Ghana Law School. He is a member of the Ghana Bar Association, an honorary fellow of the Ghana Institution of Engineers, and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana.
The Republic of Ghana has recognized his efforts by conferring on him National honours in the form of the Order of the Volta.According to Tony Oteng-Gyasi one of his favourite statements was made by Nicholas Scheele (Global President and Chief Operating Officer, Ford Motor Company): "Manufacturing is the bedrock of sound economics and thriving societies".