JUDGING PANEL

The EABC BEAs has a seven-memberPanel of Judges to adjudicate entries. The Panel comprises individuals of thehighest caliber, who command in-depth understanding of the EAC integrationprocesses, the business dynamics of the EAC region as well as the role that theprivate sector can play in shaping the development of the region.

Mr. Faustin Mbundu, MFK Group

Faustin Kananura Mbundu holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from Makerere University Kampala. He has a lot of entrepreneurial experience having started and run several companies in East Africa. He was formerly a Managing Director of Kananura Enterprises Ltd, an import-export and real estate investment company in Uganda.

Currently he runs MFK Group, an investment company with a diversified portfolio of investments which include but not limited to; Gorilland Safaris Ltd and its subsidiary Limoz Car Rental which provide car rental and transportation/logistics services, CAFERWA Ltd which exports Rwandan Coffee, ANKO Properties which is a real estate investment/development company, MK Consult which provides business advisory and consultancy services to foreign companies intending to invest or otherwise participate in projects in Rwanda

Eng. Patrick Obath – Kenya

Patrick is an Associate Director at Adam Smith International Africa Limited (ASI) and is also Managing Consultant for Eduardo Associates, a private practice consultancy in Energy, Extractive Industries, and Engineering with special emphasis on Leadership, Governance and Sustainability.

Patrick held management positions in Shell and Shell advised companies in Kenya, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Malaysia working in the areas of general management, distribution, engineering and sustainability having joined in 1976.

Patrick is a past chairman of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and sits on the boards of several Business Member Organisations and is a member of the National Economic and Social Council of Kenya – a presidential think tank. He is  also Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce, Kenya Committee and a member of the International Chamber of Commerce Executive Board.

He holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University and is a Member of the Energy Institute (UK), the Petroleum Institute of East Africa and the Institution of Engineers in Kenya.

He is Chairman of PZ Cussons EA Ltd, African Alliance Kenya Investment Bank and General Plastics Limited and a Non Executive Director in companies involved in banking, energy, manufacturing, international development, automotive, FMCG and ICT sectors.  He is a Fellow of theAspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) and the African Leadership Initiative (ALI). He has been awarded several national recognitions in Kenya

Consolata Ndashimiye

Consolata is a member of several boards among them the Burundi Women’s Entrepreneur’s Association, Burundi Peace Building Steering Committee, The Burundi Doing Business Steering Committee, and The Burundi Investment Promotion Agency. She is a champion for women development and has been feted in Burundi for her support to small and medium women entrepreneurs and for the formation of the Association of Women Entrepreneurs in Burundi (AFAB).

She has previously held the position of Chairperson of the East African Business Council and elected Board member of Inter-Café Burundi. She was the Chair of the Burundi Federal Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as KCB Rwanda.

Mr. Moses Ogwal Goli

Mr. Godfrey Simbeye,

Ms. Jennifer Gache