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KEYNOTE: Nicanor Sabula reveals life lesson that transformed his leadership style
  • Nicanor Sabula (Chief Executive Officer at Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA))

    Nicanor Sabula

    Chief Executive Officer at Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA)

    Nicanor Sabula has served as the Chief Executive Officer at Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA) since 2015 where he is credited for having transformed the Association into one of the most influential trade association in the travel industry in Africa. He currently also serves as the CEO and Secretary of the Association of Eastern and Southern Africa Travel Agents Associations (AESATA) which brings together national travel associations from 11 countries.
    He holds a Masters of Arts (MA) Degree from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelors of Science (B.Sc.) from Egerton University. Mr. Sabula is an accomplished Association manager with almost 15 years’ experience managing projects, programs and administration functions in international not-for-profit organizations.
    Most recently, he was appointed the Managing Director of the Africa Association Management Company, AFAMCO, Africa’s premier AMC, a role he will be assuming in January 2020.
    Previously he has worked for the East Africa Association of Grantmakers (EAAG) as the Chief Executive Officer, the Association of Professional Societies in East Africa (APSEA) and the International Council of African Museums (AFRICOM) in different capacities.
    Mr. Sabula holds various voluntary leadership positions in a number of non-governmental organizations across East Africa.

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How to Build and Maintain a Sustainable Association
Mercy Kyande
  • Mercy Kyande (Policy & Advocacy Consultant at Business Advocacy Fund)

    Mercy Kyande

    Policy & Advocacy Consultant at Business Advocacy Fund

    Mercy Kyande is a consultant in private sector development, investment climate reform, public policy and advocacy. She advises organizations and associations on sound corporate governance, organizational strategy, capacity building and sustainability. She has over 15 years’ experience in the private sector mainly in starting up companies, departments or turning around organizations. She has turned around financial positions for companies and put up and organized effective structures. Seamlessly, she has led companies to achieve global standardization awards and expansions. As an association leader, she has contributed to signing local and international pacts that propagate the growth of businesses in the automotive industry, as well as linking training institutions to the market. She advises on regulatory reform, private public dialogue, private sector advocacy and ways to improve the enabling environment. She trains, mentors and supports business associations and others in building sustainable businesses and associations.

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Boards: Setting Up, Managing and Moving New Ideas Forward
Dr. Elizabeth Gitau
  • Dr. Elizabeth Gitau (Chief Executive Officer at Kenya Medical Association)

    Dr. Elizabeth Gitau

    Chief Executive Officer at Kenya Medical Association

    Dr. Elizabeth is a medical doctor and an MBA-Healthcare management graduate with over 6 years’ experience in clinical practice in both public and private sector, an all-rounder individual with experience in banking, healthcare management, clinical teaching and research.

    Currently working as Chief Executive Officer at Kenya Medical Association whose championing welfare of doctors and quality health in Kenya, actively partnering with government and non-government actors to in health policy formulation and implementation.

    She has years of experience in Kenya Medical Training college in a senior position training clinical officers in Kenya.

    Serving as Honorary treasurer-Nairobi Division, convener-Young Doctors Network and member of the National Governing council in Kenya Medical Association, she has gathered experience in health policy and advocacy, financial management, strategy development, conference planning and human resource management.

    She is a DAAD alumni 2016-2018 and Equity Leadership program alumni 2006-2013

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PANEL DISCUSSION: How can Association Leaders Head the Change
Eric L. SchmidtMercy KyandeJeffers MirukaDr. Elizabeth GitauNicanor Sabula
  • Eric L. Schmidt (CEO & Founder of EventBank)

    Eric L. Schmidt

    CEO & Founder of EventBank
  • Mercy Kyande (Policy & Advocacy Consultant at Business Advocacy Fund)

    Mercy Kyande

    Policy & Advocacy Consultant at Business Advocacy Fund
  • Jeffers Miruka (President at African Society of Association Executives)

    Jeffers Miruka

    President at African Society of Association Executives
  • Dr. Elizabeth Gitau (Chief Executive Officer at Kenya Medical Association)

    Dr. Elizabeth Gitau

    Chief Executive Officer at Kenya Medical Association
  • Nicanor Sabula (Chief Executive Officer at Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA))

    Nicanor Sabula

    Chief Executive Officer at Kenya Association of Travel Agents (KATA)
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