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A professional, confident and
ambitious individual with experience in program management,
project management; public relations, communications, marketing
and design, facilitation skills, capacity building, enterprise
development, business administration, mentorship and training as
well as event management. A strong team player with good
communication skills, easily interacts with people on different
levels, with an ardent passion for empowerment and advocacy.
Program Management, Project
Management, Enterprise Development, Marketing, PR Communications &
Excellent interpersonal, public speaking and
facilitation skills, Relationship Building, Design and
Essay: Exercise in Worldmaking; Degrowth, 2019/2020, MA Program
Certificate of Merit: MBA Performance, 2001/2002,
London School of Commerce, UK
Certificate of Merit: Global
Citizenship, 1999, Global Footsteps, UKCAREER
2018-Current: Hazelaar Doghouse Drilling Inc,
The Hague, Netherlands; Administration Management
monthly payslips, time & expense sheets, invoices, online payments
& transfers of payroll taxes & salaries
Collection and filing
of monthly expense claims, year end data collection, storage and
transfer, tax return preparations, booking of staff training(s)
Travel arrangements including bookings,
flights, hotels, rental cars, taxis, appointments and sundry
2017-2018: Organic Soul, South Africa, Cape Town;
Responsible for initiating a Gender
Geared LED Community manufacturing project and creating a market
entry proposal plan to help develop markets in South Africa,
Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Namibia.
developed and launched the project, with capacity building,
training and marketing as the main focus.
2016-2017: Sakhi Khaya, Cape Town, South Africa; Consultant
Responsible for developing a Water and Sanitation Project Plan,
encompassing product registration and market entry strategies for
smart water meters (frugal innovation technology) for Kenya,
Namibia and Nigeria.
Achievements: Successfully developed and
initiated an expansion model into Namibia, which is successfully
running a pilot for the smart water meters.
2016-2017: Herbal Zone, Cape Town, South Africa: Market expansion
Responsible for mapping out a product entry
strategy for East Africa (via Kenya), West African (via Ghana) and
Southern Africa (via Namibia).
managed and completed the product registration at the Kenya
Pharmacy & Poisons board and marketed the product to over
registered over 500 pharmacies thus creating a good entry point.
2013-2017: Hidefinition, Cape Town, South Africa;
Project management of Residential
Builds and light civils projects operations
Successfully administered and managed the registration process to
completion at the Home Builders Registration Council and managed a
team of 20 men in the construction of new residential builds. Also
undertook 10 Fibre to the Home (FTTC) Projects for smart city
project infrastructure upgrades in Cape Town.
2010-2013: Infinity Wellness and Training Centre, Cape Town, South
In charge of capacity building and
recruitment for wellness diploma courses.
Successfully grew student numbers by 80% and provided mentorship,
enterprise development and marketing training for the students,
and assisted those with an entrepreneurial spirit to launch their
businesses.March 09 to July 10: Furntech, Cape
Town, South Africa; Centre Manager
operations, managing 10 staff members in two centres, involved
mainly in administration, marketing, finance, training, mentorship
Achievements: Management skills recognized and
given additional centre to run in George, South Africa. I was the
only manager running two centres in the organisation.
March 08 to February 09: Traction, Cape Town, Johannesburg
and Free State; Programme Manager
project managing a countrywide R50 million PBC (Business Plan
Achievements: Successfully positioned the R50
million BPC as the biggest BPC challenge in South Africa and
helped launch and expand over 200 businesses.May
07 to June 08: Branson School of Entrepreneurship, Johannesburg,
South Africa; Programme Manager
Tasked to manage the
business Incubator, its support platform and importantly, attract
and retain entrepreneurial students and graduates of Cida City
Responsible for the administration and dissemination of
information to relevant support programs for start-ups (business);
mentorship, coaching, handholding and peer support programs and
events including graduation, market days and networking events.
Achievements: Built strong relationships with national, regional
and global incubator networks, donors, staff and students.
January 04 to February 06: Urban Soul Communications, Cape
Town, South Africa; Project Manager
PR, marketing plans, communication plans, events, branding and
public relations via brochures, newspapers, magazines, radio, the
Cape Town Press Club.
Achievements: PR and successful launch of
3 patrol vessels for the Department of Environmental Affairs,
Marine & Costal Management Unit.May 03 to
Deccember 03: National Referral Network, Cape Town, South Africa;
Responsible for managing the
online referral system, as well as marketing, public relations and
Achievements: successfully grew client
numbers by 70%, ensured seamless communication between the
stakeholders: members, banks, bond originators, conveyancers.
September 97 to December 99: Kisumu Innovation Centre,
Kisumu, Kenya; Project Consultant
proposal writing, project management and administration, capacity
building, marketing communications and PR for water hyacinth women
Achievements: successfully engaged the community
via events, PR, maintained good relationships with women groups,
youth groups and donors and acquired funding for projects.
Education and training
2018/19, International Institute
of Social Studies, Erasmus University, The Hague:
MA Development Studies;
Major, Gender, Peace and Conflict, Social Justice
2001/02, London School of
Commerce, Charles Sturt University, London:
Marketing & Communications
1993/97, University of Nairobi,
Bachelor of Arts, Design;
Major, Graphic Design