COMMONWEALTH COMESA/LLPI REGIONAL LEATHER DESIGN STUDIO

"Empowering African Leather Entrepreneurs through COMSec/LLPI Regional Design Studio Initiative!"

Mrs. Beatrice Kemunto
Mrs. Beatrice Kemunto

Beatrice Kemunto - Mwasi

Role in RDS Panel : RDS Chairperson 
Short Profile: 

Beatrice is the founder of Sanabora Design House Limited, a co-founder of Leather Articles Entrepreneurs Association (LAEA) and Africa Designers in Development (ADiD).

She holds over 15 years experience of working to promote gainful entrepreneurship in Eastern Africa, a distinction in MA Design Management, a first class honors degree in BA Design, and currently undertaking PhD Entrepreneurship. This is in addition to numerous short courses on export and business development. Her academic ability is augmented by many years experience in promoting practical action for business growth in the region with a focus on: business innovation, management and, product development - of which she is internationally acknowledged.

In addition to serving as Director at Sanabora, Beatrice works to advance global competitiveness among SMEs through designing and delivering effective business innovation capacity building interventions. By so doing, market leadership and by extension socio-economic advancement are attained.  

Nationality:  Kenyan 
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Mr. Feraw Kebede
Mr. Feraw Kebede

 

Mr. Feraw Kebede

Role in RDS Panel :  RDS Deputy Chairman
Short Profile: 

Graduate from Cordwainers Technical College, London, which is now a world leader in fashion design. (Christopher Branch Memorial prize winner from the same college in designing and developing convertible boot which has been published on Shoe and Leather News, Magazine, September 1983, England, considered as a new design and line of product.)

Further education in 2002, in one of the largest colleges in the UK, with more than 26,000 students, and studied Footwear Technology, Footwear CAD/CAM, and Footwear Design at Leicester college, Leicester, England. Now, Footwear consultant and a General Manager for Oliberte limited Ethiopian branch, the first ever Fairtrade certified footwear factory in the world. 

Nationality:   Ethiopian
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Mrs. Victoria Senkubuge Byoma
Mrs. Victoria Senkubuge Byoma

Mrs. Victoria S. Byoma

Role in RDS Panel :  RDS Panel Secretary
Short Profile:  Chairperson, Footwear and Leather Goods Manufacturers and Exporters Association (FLEMEA), Uganda
Executive Director, Gifts A' Curios Ltd. 
Nationality:  Ugandan 
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Mr. Yassin Awale
Mr. Yassin Awale

Mr. Yassin Awale

Role in RDS Panel :  RDS Member
Short Profile: 

BIO: Over 25 years experience in the leather sector with excellent sectoral networking skills across the whole value chain both locally and internationally.

Currently: Leather Sector Advisor, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Investment and Trade

Director, Sagana Tanneries Limited (1991 - to date) Previous experience Independent Consultant; Enterprise development specialist; DAI UK, Progressive Intervensions Ireland, UN HABITAT and ILO (2004-2015) Regional Coordinator; UNIDO Regional leather programme (1997-2001)  

Nationality:   Kenyan
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Ms. Mukashyaka Germaine
Ms. Mukashyaka Germaine

Ms. Mukashyaka Germaine

Role in RDS Panel :  RDS Member
Short Profile:  Chairperson of Leather Value Chain Industry Platform, Rwanda
Managing Director, GBF Leather and Art promoters ltd.
Nationality:  Rwandese
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Mr. Natheniel Machai
Mr. Natheniel Machai

Mr. Natheniel Machai

Role in RDS Panel :  RDS Member
Short Profile:   Director of Natty Footwear in Lusaka, Zambia
Nationality:   Zambian
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Mr. Nganga Simon
Mr. Nganga Simon

Mr. Nganga Simon

Role in RDS Panel :  RDS Member
Short Profile:  Founder and Director of Simjohn Shoe Factory
Ex-officio, Regional Leather SMEs Committee 
Nationality:   Kenyan
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Mrs. Nalina Rupani
Mrs. Nalina Rupani

Mrs. Nalina Rupani

Role in RDS Panel : RDS Member 
Short Profile:  Ex-Officio, Regional Leather Core Team
Managing Director- Nalina Ltd Founder and Managing Director of Adelphi The LeatherShop a leather goods company Specialising in manufacture, wholesale and retail of leather goods. 
Nationality:  Kenyan 
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