Prof. Robert Mudida is a Senior lecturer at Strathmore Business School and has considerable lecturing experience in the areas of negotiation skills, economics, financial management, international finance and general management. He is currently the Master in Public Policy Management Academic Director at Strathmore Business School
He holds a doctorate from the University of Nairobi. His doctoral thesis addresses the area of constitutional negotiations in the Kenya context.
He also possesses an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies and an MA in international studies from the University of Nairobi. He has also attended courses at the London School of Economics in the UK and IESE Business School in Spain.
A banking and finance professional with 14 years of multicultural, international experiences (Kenya, UK, Europe and US)
with expansive professional experiences finance, treasury, project management, investment banking,
strategy and investor relations with a track record of designing, driving and tracking successful
implementation of an optimal strategy, successfully restructuring complex businesses in mature markets
Holder of Bachelors degree in economics and mathematics from Egerton University, Msc. Finance from London School of Economics, an MBA and various other finance & accounting qualifications. He is currently attending a senior executive leadership program at the Harvard Business School. Sits on various subsidiary Boards of Absa Bank and is a core member of the Absa Bank leadership team
Elizabeth Wasunna-Ochwa Is the Business Banking Director of Absa Bank Kenya PLC.
In this role Elizabeth is responsible for Commercial Banking, Transactional Banking,
Islamic Banking, Vehicle and Asset Finance, Agri Business and SME teams.
Under the SME She is spearheading women in business proposition which we are
in partnership with ITC (International trade Centre) under SHE Trades.
Elizabeth’s banking career and experience spans over 20 years having started off her career in the bank as a trainee. She has worked in the two other top tier banks in different capacities, most recently as the Head of Business Banking Standard bank Malawi.
Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing and Strategic Management both from USIU. In addition, she has membership with the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce where she serves as a Patron Member, Kenya Private Sector Alliance and the American Chamber of Commerce Association.
Martin Mbaya is a member of faculty at Strathmore University Business School.
He teaches, undertakes research and consults in the areas of Public Policy, Digital Learning, Entrepreneurship,
Trade and Sustainability.
Martin is a Founding Director of Utawala Applied Research Institute, the legacy of a 2013-2014 Ford Foundation grant to support Devolution on Kenya. He is a Trustee of the AHS Endowment Fund Trust, the Adebisi Babatunde Thomas Entrepreneurship Institute (ABTEI). He is a Governing Council Member of the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) and Trustee of its affiliated Endowment Foundation Trust. He is also a 2015 Tutu Fellow.
Martin holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and a Master's degree in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School. He is pursuing a PhD at the Graduate School of Technology Management, University of Pretoria.