Dr. Manu Chandaria OBE CBS EBS
Chairman Advisory TeamDr. Chandaria is the Chairman of the advisory team African Entrepreneurial Network, a “for-profit social enterprise” firm that augments a social impact mission into a business model. He is one of the world’s leading industrialists and respected known for his extensive charitable work and contributions to the community.
Dr. Chandaria founded the Kariobangi Community Project; a Social Enterprise Project where 8 leading corporate companies, Un agencies and the Civil society work together through a shared value approach to impact lives of the Community members. In addition, he created the Chandaria Foundation which has endowed Chandaria School of Business at USIU, Chandaria Centre for performing Arts at University of Nairobi and Chandaria Business Innovation and Incubation Centre at Kenyatta University that seeks to help students nurture their skills and knowledge.
He is the chairman and CEO of Comcraft Group of Companies, a business conglomerate that has presence in over 40 countries throughout the world. He is also the founding chairman of Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), an umbrella body representing over two hundred sectors and organizations, the East African Business Council, and also a former Chairman of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers. He has served on various Government commissions for reducing poverty, promoting economic development and reforming the government and has won several awards in Kenya, East Africa, and Internationally in recognition of his philanthropic work.
Professor Roger Mullin
Member of Advisory Team
Professor Mullin is a former UK Member of Parliament and a Founding Director of Momentous Change Ltd. As a Member of Parliament, Professor Mullin was a Treasury spokesperson with a strong interest in international development. He introduced a private members bill to tackle the unjust basis of double taxation treaties which often discriminated against economically vulnerable countries.
Member of Advisory TeamMichelle Thomson is a business woman, with a passion for mentoring young women and is particularly keen to support the role of young women in social enterprises. She has extensive experience of working in financial services, banking, property and the creative sector.