Africa Shared Value Kenya Summit 2019


Profit with purpose

Nairobi, Kenya (25.05. – 26.05.2019)

The Africa Shared Value Summit aims to raise awareness and advocate for the success of the strategic implementation of the Shared Value business model – profit with purpose – in Africa.

The 2019 Summit, which took place at the Radisson Blu in Nairobi, Kenya, focused on the importance of Shared Value ecosystems in driving Africa’s business growth. Industries represented include agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing and green energy. As with previous Summits, purposeful alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals will be a major theme.

2019 Key Speakers

Dr Amy Jadesimi

Dr Amy Jadesimi


Dr Amy Jadesimi (MBA from Stanford University, MA (OXON) and BMBCh from Oxford University) is the CEO of LADOL, a $500 million Industrial Free Zone. Amy was a Commissioner for the Business & Sustainable Development Commission.

Amy got financial training at Goldman Sachs & Stanford Graduate School of Business & medical training at Oxford University. Her accolades include being voted the Young CEO of the Year (2018) by the African Leadership Forum. She is also an Archbishop Tutu Fellow, working to reduce maternal mortality. Amy was named a Young Global Leader (WEF), a Rising Talent (Women’s Forum for Economy and Society), she was included in The 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa (Forbes). Amy was named as one of top 25 Africans to Watch (Financial Times).

She was named as one of the 2018 Most Influential People of African Descent (Under 40) Worldwide. In support of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent (UN IDPAD), she was named as one of 50 Influential Women in Business by The Africa Report, Jeune Afrique and the Africa CEO Forum, and she is a member of the Advisory Board of Prince’s Trust International, and a contributor to Forbes.

Amy is a founding member of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, announced in January 2016 at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Bob Collymore

Bob Collymore

CEO of Safaricom Limited

Robert “Bob” Collymore is the CEO of Safaricom Limited, a leading communications company in Africa and pioneer of M-PESA, the world’s most developed mobile payment system.

Bob has more than 30 years of commercial experience in the telecommunications sector. He believes that the technology is a critical tool that can enable unprecedented access to essential services such as healthcare, education and financial inclusion. His work experience spans across diverse countries such as Japan, South Africa and the United Kingdom, where he’s held progressively senior roles in marketing, purchasing, retail and corporate affairs.

He believes that the global business community is a key catalyst to fast-track inclusive economic growth, with the Global Goals being the most effective lens that can enable businesses to see inequalities as business opportunities. As a commissioner for the Global Commission for Business & Sustainable Development and member of the B-Team, Mr Collymore drives a progressive agenda that brings together high-level business leaders to catalyse a better way of doing business, for the wellbeing of people and the planet.

As part of his work on the board of Acumen, Mr Collymore has driven an inclusive agenda that aims to leverage the power of the private sector and private-public partnerships to improve the lives of the poor.

In April 2015, then United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon re-appointed Mr. Collymore to the United Nations Global Compact Board. This was in recognition of Safaricom’s commitment to environmental, sustainability and anti-corruption issues as well as the work it is undertaking to address maternal health and child mortality. He has also served as a Commissioner on the United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for women and children.

Mark Kramer

Mark Kramer

Harvard Business School – USA
Senior Lecturer

Mark Kramer is a leading researcher, writer, speaker and consultant on strategies for social impact. He is best known as the co-author of seminal articles on Creating Shared Value in Harvard Business Review and Collective Impact in Stanford Social Innovation Review.

He has also written extensively on impact investing, systems change, and strategic evaluation. His most recent research is on moving beyond Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) by communicating the economic value of corporate social impact to investors.

Together with Professor Michael Porter, Mark co-founded FSG which supports three communities of practice: The Shared Value Initiative, the Collective Impact Forum and Talent Rewire.

He is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, a member of the Aspen Philanthropy Group, and serves on advisory boards for Nestle and Kimberly-Clark. Previously, Mark served as President of the private equity firm Kramer Capital Management. He holds a BA from Brandeis University, MBA from The Wharton School, and JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Maria Cristina Papetti

Maria Cristina Papetti

Enel Grids – Italy
Head of Sustainability

Since March 2020, Maria Cristina Papetti has been nominated Head of Sustainability at Enel Grids. Previously, in 2014, she became Head of CSV, Sustainability Projects and Practice Sharing Unit at Enel Holding where she led the CSV deployment throughout the business value chain of the entire Group: a sustainability model that matches business opportunities while tackling social needs.

In 2012 she was appointed Head of External Relation of Enel Green Power. Before joining Enel in September 2007 as Head of Executive Education and Cross Cultural Center, she worked for Edison, Ferrovie dello Stato and Trenitalia.

She studied Foreign Languages and Literature, first at Silvio Pellico School for Interpreters and then at IULM University in Milan.

Joshua Oigara

Joshua Oigara

KCB Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

He is the Chairman of the Energy and Regulatory Commission of Kenya, a Director of the Vision 2030 Delivery Board, and was commended by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta on the Award of Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear, CBS, for exemplary service to the people and nation of Kenya.

Further to these, Joshua has been selected by the Minister of Sports to join the World Rally Championship Steering Committee. He is also the Chairman of the Kenya Bankers Association, the banking industry lobby.

Listed as one of African’s top 25 leaders to watch based on his role to champion transformational leadership and change on the continent by the Financial Times, Joshua actively engages at national and industry level to drive this agenda.  Where possible, he will prompt and drive discussions that aim to address leadership, governance, sustainable financial inclusion and technological innovation concerns at various business schools and international conferences.

Joshua was named among the top 100 youngest and most influential economic leaders in Africa by an independent French research centre and was among six other under-40-year- old Kenyans in the top 100 list in the annual research conducted by Paris-based Institut Choiseul in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Recently named CEO of the Year in East Africa by the Banker Africa, Joshua captains the largest indigenous bank in the East African region, with assets of over $6.5 billion and a market capitalization of over $1.4 billion. With presence in Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and a Representative Office in Ethiopia, the bank serves over 15 million customers, through its over 260 branches, over 960 ATMs, 15,000 agents and 5,800 staff.

KCB was in 2017 recognised for its performance by The Banker which ranked it as the 721st bank globally and 18th in Africa based on Tier 1 Capital. The institution further awarded KCB the coveted Best Bank in Kenya. Additionally, Euromoney recognised KCB as the Best Commercial Bank in East Africa and in Kenya, while Africa Investor awarded KCB the Best Bank in Kenya Award. Africa Investor further awarded Joshua the Best Ai40 CEO.

Ross Smith

Ross Smith

Senior Regional Programme Advisor at the World Food Programme’s Regional Bureau for East & Central Africa.

Prior to this position, he was the Head of Programme for WFP in South Sudan and the Head of Programme for WFP in Uganda. He first joined the agency in 2010 as an Evaluation Officer based in Rome, where he managed policy evaluations and country-level evaluations in Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Sudan, Bangladesh, and Uganda.

Prior to working with WFP, Ross Smith was with UNICEF for five years as a Policy and Planning officer. From 2003– 2005, he was a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the Aga Khan Foundation based in Kenya. From 1999-2003, he conducted community economic development work with First Nations communities in his home country of Canada.

C.D. Glin

C.D. Glin

President & CEO of the U.S. African Development Foundation

C.D. Glin is the President and CEO of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), a public corporation established by Congress to support and invest in African-owned and led enterprises, promote inclusive economic growth and create pathways to shared prosperity for underserved communities. The USADF approach prioritizes African investments and customized local technical assistance to African grassroots communities and enterprises.

Glin oversees approximately $75 million in philanthropic investments in more than 500 community and social enterprises. He champions the Foundation’s strategic partnerships and collaborations with non-profit, philanthropic, and private-sector organisations, as well as academic institutions, federal agencies and foreign governments.

Prior to joining USADF, Glin was the Associate Director for Africa for the Rockefeller Foundation. His responsibilities include shaping and scaling innovative solutions in promotion of the Foundation’s dual goals of building resilience and promoting inclusive economies. Glin contributed to several initiatives including Harnessing the Power of Impact Investing, Climate-Smart Rural Development, 100 Resilient Cities and led YieldWise, a $130 million-dollar effort to improve incomes and to create jobs for smallholder farmers by reducing post-harvest crop loss and promoting sustainable sourcing in African agriculture value chains.

From 2009-2011, he was a White House appointee in the Obama Administration serving as the Peace Corps’ first Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Global Partnerships. Glin established the Office of Strategic Partnerships and developed and directed stakeholder engagements, thought leadership initiatives and internal and external communications and relationship management efforts.

Previously, as Vice President for Business Development with PYXERA Global, Glin established local content, skill-based volunteering, business advisory, employee engagement and corporate social responsibility programs for Fortune 100 companies. Glin worked for the State Department, USAID and the World Bank while based in Ghana and Nigeria.

Glin served as a volunteer in the first Peace Corps South Africa group, during the Presidency of Nelson Mandela. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Howard University; a Master’s Level Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from the University of Oxford’s Said Business School, and completed the Venture Capital Executive Program at UC Berkeley. Glin is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Board of Directors of Root Capital, a non-profit social investment fund. He is a past member of World Economic Forum’s Transformation Leaders Network and is a past participant in the Aspen Executive Seminar on Leadership, Values, and the Good Society. In 2011, Glin was designated by the White House as a “Champion of Change” for his commitment and contributions to international service and civic participation.

Nzioka Waita

Chief of Staff & Delivery Unit Head, Executive Office of the President (Kenya)

Nzioka Waita is the Kenyan Chief of Staff and Head of the Presidential Delivery Unit. A champion of the President’s “Big Four”, he aims to ensure the delivery of flagship projects and key public services.

Nzioka joined the public service in April 2015, where he was appointed as the Secretary, President’s Delivery Unit. Waita has also held a number of non-executive director roles on the Boards of Alpha Africa Asset Managers and The East African Marine Cable System. The primary role of PDU is to improve the co-ordination of National Government flagship programs, monitor, evaluate and report on and the timely fulfilment of H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s key development priorities.

Thereafter, the President appointed Nzioka as the Deputy Chief of Staff, deputising Joseph Kinyua in discharging his mandate, including but not limited to: the delivery of key flagship projects, performance contracting, managing the co–ordination of the President’s fiscal priorities and effective oversight of state Corporations, a position he held until January 2018, when he was took up his current role as the Chief of Staff and Head of the Presidential Delivery Unit.

As a champion of the President’s “Big Four”, Nzioka is keen to ensure that President Kenyatta’s administration implements its flagship projects in his last term but also delivers key services to the public under his “Big Four” agenda.

Nzioka is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and is a member of the Law Society of Kenya’s ICT Committee. He is a graduate of Law (LLB) from the University of Sheffield in the UK and holds a Master’s Degree (LLM) in Computer & Communications Law, from Queen Mary, University of London.

He has held several senior leadership roles in the private sector, with the most recent being the Director of Corporate Affairs at Safaricom, a position he held for four years prior to joining the Government.

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