On the left Henry W.McGee,HBS.Mossadeck Bally Azalai Hotel Group,Right George Etoni Founder & Principal Partner George Etoni & Parners & Dr,Mary Okelo Makini Group of School : Photos: Sam Mwaura/Samrack Media
LEADERSHIP : BUILT TO LAST : THE PROCESS OF BUILDING A COMPANY THAT CAN STAND THE TEST OF TIME
By Sam Mwaura/Samrack Media
Most people say that Africa suffers because of lack of good leadership,but there are great leaders on the continent who have built lasting enterprises.
During the 3 day Harvard Business School 17th Annual Africa Business Conference,Dr Mary Okelo on the topic of LEADERSHIP : BUILT TO LAST : THE PROCESS OF BUILDING A COMPANY THAT CAN STAND THE TEST OF TIME, discussed her motivation of starting The Makini Group of Schools,the challenges she faced as a woman in business and in the banking field,and gave a clear outlook for the future of business in Africa.She offered practical advice on how one can build businesses that will stand the test of time.
Other Distinguished Panelists
Mossack Bally,Founder & Chief Executive Officer,Azalai Hotels Group,Azalai Hotel Group is today the first African private hotel chain grouping the West African Region.
George Etomi,Founder and Principal Partner,George Etomi and Parners with over 30 years of active practice in diverse area of Law.His practice area cuts across commercial transactions in the field of Energy and Natural Resource Law,Aviation Law,Building and Construction Law,Banking and Finance Law,Arbitration,Telecommunication,,Legislative,Drafting and Competition Law and policy.But Today Concentrates in Energy and Natural Resources and Aviation Law.
Henry McGee gives the opening remarks at Harvard Business School African Convention
Henry McGee Senior Lecturer of Business Adminstration ,Harvard Business School.He is a member of the General Management Unit,Henry McGee teaches the required MBA courses Leadership and Corporate Accountability (LCA) and Field Immersion Experience for Leadership Development.He is also a director of the Pew Research Center in Washington DC.
Dr Mary Okelo takes a photo with some of her former Students from Makini School now in U.S.A for further studies Photos: Sam Mwaura/Samrack Media
Dr.Mary Okelo was the first woman bank manager at Barclays Bank-East Africa,the founder of Barclays Bank Women’s Association.Dr Okelo graduated with an Honours degree in History from Makerere University in Uganda.She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Froebel College in Dublin,as well as a Diploma from the Institute of Bankers,in London.She is a fellow of the Kenya Institute of Bankers.She is a Holder of 2 honorary Doctrates one from United Graduate College and Seminary in U.S.A for her contribution to humanity,and the other from Africa Nazarene University Nairobi for distinguished service to the community.
She is also the founder and first chairperson of Kenya Women’s Finance Trust.
Dr Okelo has also had numerous other positions like Senior Advisor to the President of the African Development Bank,founder of Makini Group of Schools,and first regional representative of Women’s World Banking.
In 2013,she was the recipient of Golden Jubilee Award presented by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta to mark Kenya @50 to 50 distinguished Kenyans,and the following year she was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Africa Bankers Awards in Kigali.She is a Lay Canon of the Anglican Church of Kenya,and is working on building Kibos Community Church with Friends.
Dr Mary Okelo(Makini group of School) with Sam Mwaura Founder/CEO of Samrack Media at the Harvard Business School
Henry W McGee takes a photo with Guest of VIP, Teddy Warria of Africa 2.0 and 2 attendees of 17th ABC conference at (HBS) Harvard Business School African Conference
Photos: Sam Mwaura/Samrack Media
Dr.Mary Okello takes a group photo after attending a Church Service at Neema PCEA Church Lowell,Massachusetts
On Photo: Samrack,Shayna,Elizabeth,Dr Okelo(Makini Schools)Mr Muiruri,Rev.Dr Mumbui Karimi(PCEA NEEMA) and Teddy Warria of Africa 2.0