The Voice of African Family Business identifies and addresses issues that are specific to the African continent and contribute to the progress on topics related to family business management, particularly on succession, family governance, next-generation development, and family communication.
This podcast is hosted by African Family Firms("AFF"), a non-profit pan-African family business association, an association that champions the multi-generational success of African family business.
Panel Discussion on The Future of African Family Business
Panel Discussion on the Future of African Family Business
Moderator: Nadine Kammerlander
A spotlight on Senaca group with Annette Kimitei
Annette Kimitei is the Managing Director of Senaca East Africa, a leading provider of Security Solutions across the East African Region. Her key role is to oversee and deliver the organization’s performance in line with the company’s strategy while managing a formidable top management team and a portfolio of local, regional and international clients with diverse security needs.
Senaca EA was started by her father in 2002 and over the last 18 years has undergone various family and business changes over the years. She started as an intern in University with no intentions of working in security but after 2 years of working closely with her father and mother as mentors, she fell in love with private security opportunities and challenge and has never looked back. Driven by her passion for People and Strategy, she has been able to transform Senaca EA, a family business in private security industry which was on the verge of near bankruptcy in 2010 to become transformational business and one of the most respected security companies in East Africa. The family business has also diversified to many other companies across East Africa.
In 2019 & 2020 alone, Senaca East Africa has won 9 local, regional and Internationally recognized Awards.
Gender and Family Businesses with Dr Eleanor Khonje
Dr. Eleanor T. Khonje, PhD is a feminist scholar and researcher, motivational and keynote speaker, leadership trainer and coach, communications strategist, entrepreneur and women’s rights activist. She is a United Nations consultant in Geneva, Switzerland and is the CEO of ETK Leadership Solutions and the Legacy of Queens Network and founder of the projects-based NGO, African Diaspora Leadership in Action (ADLA). Dr. Khonje is extremely passionate about building and motivating leaders to unleash their full potential and excellently walk in the totality of who they were created to be.
Through ETK Leadership Solutions and The Legacy of Queens Network, Dr. Khonje curates inspiring and transformative leadership trainings and workshops and offers coaching for leaders who dare to walk in the totality of their dreams. Moreover, with a zeal for development that makes an impact, Dr. Khonje also curates leadership workshops for organizations – international organizations, private sector entities, governments, non-governmental associations and educational institutions – that carefully bridge leadership training with the address of social justice issues particularly on gender and racial equality.
A TEDx speaker, she has presented motivational, keynote and academic talks at numerous organizations, universities and conferences. Dr. Khonje is a sociologist whose research expertise include gender and development, feminist theories, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), corporate social responsibility, international political economy, entrepreneurship and business development and leadership studies.
Dr. Khonje is an alumni of The University of Texas at Arlington where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Political Science/ International Relations, The Graduate Institute of Geneva where she finished her master’s in Development Studies and the University of Lausanne where she completed her doctorate in Social Sciences with a dissertation analyzing the neoliberalization of feminism in Nigeria.
Leadership with Madelein Mkunu
Madelein Mkunu is the International gender and business strategist and Founder and President of Leading Women of Africa (LWA), one of the most influential business women's networks in Africa.
A dynamic Management, MBA and development studies graduate, she is playing a pivotal role on various national, regional and international platforms.
As an International gender strategist with a focus on African women affairs, she specialises in policy design, gender advocacy and mainstreaming strategies in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) until 2015, the recent Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the African Woman Decade which ends in year 2020, the Agenda 2063, the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) and the recent African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
Successors in Family Firms
Panel discussion on successors in family firms
Moderator: Dr. Rania Azmi Ph.D.
Daughters and Sons in Family Businesses: Roles, Opportunities, Legalities and Implications
Panel discussion: Daughters and Sons in Family Businesses: Roles, Opportunities, Legalities and Implications
Moderator: Alice Usanase
Dr Adeoye Adefulu