Interview Series: Kevin Moorhead

2021-12-15T19:43:04+00:00February 19th, 2019|

CEO transition support – how getting it right can make the difference At Creative Metier we believe strongly that formalising CEO transition support can reduce the risk to the programme, its funders and ultimately secure the quality and continuity of delivery to beneficiaries. Dedicated support through coaching and working sessions dramatically reduces the time taken for an incoming CEO to get up to speed, and ensures that more complex strategic and environmental considerations and [...]

Interview Series: Zohra Baraka

2021-12-15T19:37:02+00:00December 3rd, 2018|

We are sad to announce that Zohra Baraka passed away on 7 August 2021. Zohra was an inspiring leader who made a difference to thousands of lives across Africa. This interview took place in 2018 and gives a sense of the contribution she made through her work. Meet Zohra Baraka, Founder and Director of Mohazo Eximpo Limited.  Mohazo Eximpo sells and distributes handcrafted items in the global marketplace. Zohra wears [...]

Interview Series: Felix Mutisya

2021-12-15T19:25:52+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

Felix Mutisya, a former night guard, and his wife Susan, a teacher, embarked on an ambitious journey twelve years ago to start a primary school. Together, they have successfully pioneered two schools in Mukuru kwa Njenga slums in Nairobi where they are educating over 600 students. Felix sat down with us to share his story. What led you to setting up Merry Cliff School? I started the school in 2006 [...]

Interview Series: Saidi Ahmed Ndope

2021-12-15T18:56:12+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

Saidi Ahmed Ndope can be summarised as a young, ambitious and determined go-getter. At only 35 years of age he has managed to grow his portfolio at Markmann & Co. Ltd by steering the product development and R&D departments to greater heights over the last couple of years. Starting off his career as a Sales & Marketing Executive in 2009 right out of University, he steadily rose up the ranks to hold his current [...]

Interview Series: Deepa Dosaja

2021-12-15T18:49:04+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

Deepa Dosaja, founder and CEO of Deepa Dosaja Ltd., is one of Kenya’s leading designers and has established a strong brand, not just in Kenya but across the globe. From showcasing her “My Flowers” couture collection on New York Fashion Week’s coveted runway in 2017, to participating in the inaugural Commonwealth Fashion Exchange at the Buckingham Palace in London earlier this year, Deepa is unstoppable.  Deepa Dosaja Ltd. is one of ten companies that [...]

Interview Series: Saheel Shah

2021-12-15T18:32:39+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

Saheel Shah is the co-founder of Kenya’s Adpack Limited, one of the fastest growing packaging businesses in East Africa. Saheel started the business five years ago with his father. Adpack Limited manufactures gunny bags or woven sacks that are used to package cement, agrichemicals, fertilisers and feeds for the farming sector. Saheel sat down with us to talk about what inspires him as a leader and to discuss his entrepreneurial journey. [...]

Interview Series: Peter Kimbowa

2021-12-15T18:35:52+00:00March 5th, 2018|

Peter Kimbowa, is one of Uganda’s leading executive coaches and founded Uganda’s CEO Summit.  The Summit brings together leaders from the private and public sector to develop the character and competence required to lead complex enterprises with a purpose beyond products, profits and personal gain.  The Summit’s annual CEO Forum this year focussed on financing Uganda into a middle income economy. Glynis Rankin spoke to Peter Kimbowa at the Forum about ethical leadership, identifying [...]

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