“The builder of the fridge was not the one selling ice!” This remark was made by John Gachora, the chief executve officer of the NCBA Bank Group during a session that was conducted by the Nairobi Business Forum.
Mr. Gachora was addressing the evolution of mobile lending in Kenya at the Nairobi Business Forum, which was founded by Irene Gathiaka in 2017. This forum is a business networking platform, where members invite a speaker who is established in their careers and sector, to address members on how to attain success in the Kenyan business space. The group has about 2,500 professionals as well as a sizable number of expatriates.
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Following the success of the first session, the Nairobi Business Forum will once again be hosting Mr. Gachora, who is also the Chair of Kenya Bankers Association. This edition’s session is sponsored by Abojani Investments and will be held on the 8th of September 2021, from 7.00PM to 9PM.
Some of the issues that Gachora will tackle during the session will range from economic and business recovery amidst the ongoing pandemic, what can be done for businesses to get a soft landing, and the opportunities that may come out of the pandemic for both corporates and small and medium businesses.
The forum has already hosted key speakers such as John Ngumi – KCDC Chairman, Bill Lay – Former KPC chairman, Mr. John Gachora – CEO NCBA Bank, Mr. Geoffrey Odundo – NSE CEO, Mr. Bitange Ndemo, Mr. Jaap Van Luijk – CEO Nedbank, Mr. David Stanton, TradeMark East Africa, Mr. Dennis Awori, former Kenya Ambassador to Japan & Toyota Kenya Chairman, Mr. Mike Eldon, the Danish ambassador and the Irish ambassador, among many others.
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“Nairobi Business Forum holds monthly sessions and usually gets 200 to 500 attendees at any one session. Members then use the knowledge to advance their businesses and careers,” said Irene. She added that the forum has also started to invite young university students in the newly founded mentorship program. “We have been going a little further, by getting our members targeted contacts and business leads, which keeps the members coming back,” she said.
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To book your spot, you may reach out to Irene Gathiaka via [email protected] or +254 791 242 140.