Can a local university be turned into a Harvard or Wharton? After nearly 30 years working in US universities, Prof. Noah Midamba believes KCA University has potential to replicate the success of the world’s best business schools. His confidence is not misplaced. Here is why.
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A passion for good education Eddah Gachukia , a prominent education scholar and the force behind Riara Group of Schools has used her experience in academia to build one of the most powerful brands in the education sector.
Family Bank’s CEO, Peter Munyiri, has a big ambition: to transform the former building society into a top bank not just in Kenya, or the region but in Africa. Focusing on becoming a leader in the local market he says, is aiming too low. With considerable confidence and enthusiasm, he says the bank has what it takes to rise to the top of the banking industry.
How I manage. How foundational pillars keep Gina Din on top of her game. BY LUCY MORANGI
When Gina Din-Kariuki left her job as head of corporate affairs at Barclays Bank Kenya to start a public relations firm, most of her friends thought she was committing “career suicide.” “My friends said I was mad,” says the founder and managing director of Gina Din Corporate Communications (GDCC) with a laugh. At Barclays she had a good salary, allowances, expense account, chauffeured car and the respect that comes with a senior level management job.
Who killed local loop operators? Little is heard of Flashcom and Popote Wireless despite investments of close to a KSh1 billion. BY GUCHU NDUNGU
On a cold June morning in 2006, this writer had an assignment to interview a senior executive of the hottest investor in town, EM Communications Limited. The company had been awarded a license as the first local loop operator (LLO) in Kenya and traded under the name Popote Wireless. The mood was ecstatic. Media interviews were being carried out in the company’s boardroom and local and foreign reporters trooped in and out of the massive room each eager to interview Eric Muthi, the managing director of the company.