John Karani is the Chairman of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management, the national body for professionals in the practice of procurement and supply chain management in Kenya.
John Karani is a seasoned Supply Chain professional with over 27 years experience in major blue-chip multinationals. He has worked with Coca-Cola Africa for 18 years in various capacities – Head of Global Strategic Procurement & Supply Chain, Regional Strategic Procurement Manager, and Regional Procurement & Logistics Manager. He has worked for Wrigley’s East African Limited as Purchasing & Materials Manager. Mr. Karani has also worked in the public sector for Kenya Cooperative Creameries and Kenya Meat Commission.
Mr. Karani holds a masters’ degree in MBA-Strategic Management form United States International University (USIU) and a degree in BA Economics from University of Nairobi. He has a post graduate diploma from Chartered Institute of Purchasing (CIPS) –UK, and a post graduate diploma from Chartered Institute of Transport & Logistics (CILT).
Mr. Karani has proven track record in; entrenching strategic procurement thinking, enhancing total supply chain solutions, implementing innovative procurement solutions and improving procurement processes. He has experience in designing and developing procurement policies, manuals and, internal standard operating procedures including, establishment of workflows aimed at improving procurement performance within an organization. Mr. Karani also has in-depth experience in business strategy, operations, change management, consultancy, capacity building /training, procurement audit, and risk management. Mr. Karani is focused on transformational leadership, empowering and developing teams to achieve their innate potentials. He is passionate about developing people by nurturing and motivating a new generation of Procurement & Supply Chain Professionals.
Mr. Karani is also the Kenya Board Chair of Biblica Africa. He has been a Board Chair -Strategy & Governance Committee at Uchumi Supermarkets Limited. He has also served as, Board Member-Strategy & Human Resources Sub-Committee for Youth for Christ International, Kenya Chapter. Mr. Karani has also served in the Mentorship Council of Greenhorn Mentorship Program.
Head of the supply chain department at the National Construction Authority. Dr. Vincensia Anyango Apopa has PhD in Supply Chain Management, Masters in Procurement and Logistics, Bachelor of Science in Supplies and Purchasing Management and Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management.
Serves as an International Consultant with various development agencies, currently with UNCTAD, in the past did consultancies with ESDA-SUD (Education for Sustainable Development in Africa), USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), AfDB (through IGAD), EU/CDE on topical SCM strengthening and value-chain matters. Was also one of the Key-note Speakers for Horti-green Project (by Spanish Fundacion Sustalde & UoN, through a EU funded project). He has had close to 25 years’ continuous experience in SCM, largely drawn from the private sector with multiple-industry exposure, both in local and multinational firms. He was previously Head of SCM at Intercontinental Hotels Group. Was also Group Procurement Manager, AcessKenya Group, Served as Head of Procurement & Contracts-Daystar University, and as Procurement Officer at Tibbet & Britten Africa (Now DHL SCM) amongst others. Previously served as a part-time trainer/ lecturer for various SCM professional programs through KISM. Was elected chartered member of CILT-UK (2012). Holds an MSc degree (Procurement) from University of Southwales, Cardiff, Wales, UK. He studied Bachelor of Commerce (Purchasing &Logistics option), he is a certified ITC Master trainer and holds international Diploma in Supply Chain Management from International Trade Centre (ITC) a joint-UN/WTO global trade agency.
Has 11 years experience in the public, leading SCM teams at Kengen and Retirement Benefits Authority.
Nimo Abdullahi Hussein, holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Marketing) degree from Moi University and a Master of science degree in Procurement and Logistics from JKUAT. Nimo is MCIPS-UK and MKISM certified and member of Rotary Club of Karura.
Ms. NimoHussein is a Supply Chain Specialist and boasts an illustrious career spanning over twelve (12) years in the energy and service sectors, visionary leader and winner CFC Stanbic rising stars awards 2015 Energy, Chemical and Construction category. She is an examiner on procurement and supply chain management papers for various institutions.
Currently the Director of SCM at the Judiciary. Pursuing a PhD in Supply Chain Management. Holder of the following degrees - Master of Science in Procurement & Logistics, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor of Commerce.
Has 15 years SCM experience in the public sector, serving at the Postal Corporation of Kenya, the IEBC and SASRA.
Has 20 years experience in leading the human resource and supply chain functions at Kenya Revenue Authority.
Mr. Henock Korosso Kirungu, is currently the Acting General Manager, Technical Services who is also the principal deputy to the Director General of Kenya’s Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA). Substantively, he is the Board Secretary of the Public Procurement Administrative Review Board of Kenya and serves as a Council Member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM). He previously served as the Manager in Charge of Policy and Research at the defunct Public Procurement Oversight Authority (PPOA).
He holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute, Bachelors of Commerce Degree from M.L. Sukhadia University and a Diploma in Supply Chain Management from the Kenya School of Government. Mr. Kirungu is a Full Member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS, UK). He is also an alumni of United States International Visitor Leadership Program on Procurement Operations.
He has 25-year experience in public service and was involved in the development of Kenya’s public procurement and asset disposal system through initiating, implementing and enforcing public procurement laws, policies, strategies and guidelines at different dispensations.