Lead Consultants

Our team has a combined experience of 50 years in the field of programme and strategy development, marketing and marketing research, training and capacity building gained through business, government, and academia.

Why we are different

We are not a big multinational firm. We are a small central team of Consultants who are experts in their fields of operation; from Bankers who know the intricate details required by financial institutions in approving a business loan, to trained Consultants in entrepreneurship as well as qualified Monitoring & Evaluation experts.

Despite possessing implementation capabilities of successful private enterprise, the team boasts significant project management expertise in government-sponsored/ international NGO projects. Our terms of engagement are that one must have at least a post-graduate qualification. Above all, we have a get things done attitude and try to be creative in problem solving for our clients.

Our Lead Consultants' Profiles

Victor Kottonya

Strategy Consultant

Victor has over 21 years’ experience in Business Development Strategy. He is an experienced Management Consultant and Facilitator with a specialization in Strategic Marketing. He has previously worked in various capacities at Barclays Bank of Kenya, BIDCO Africa and Car-&-General (K) Ltd as well as Tutor offering Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) post-graduate training course. Besides this, he has gained international experience working for a leading mortgage finance institution in the UK. His areas of competency include Communication & Presentation Skills, IT, Selling Techniques, Customer Service, Relationship Management, People Management, Business Development and Leadership Edge Skills.

Victor holds an MBA in Strategic Marketing from Staffordshire University in the UK and a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton.

Joel L. Leposo

Strategy Consultant (M&E)

Joel Leposo is a seasoned strategy practitioner with a speciality in Monitoring & Evaluation. He is capable of designing training programmes for both large and small groups, as well as developing Monitoring-&-Evaluation framework for organizations. Joel has over 25 years’ experience having worked in various capacities in the State. He has a wide range of competencies which include strategy, strategic planning and management, programme planning and management, results-based performance management, work planning and budgeting, organizational development
mentoring and coaching, and monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management.

Key achievements and highlights
• Development of the Kenya Livestock Commercialization Project (KELCOP), the Rangelands and Pastoralism Strategy, and the Strategic Plan for Livestock Training Institute, Wajir.
• Moreover, as the Team Leader of the Livestock Value Chain Support Project (LVCSP), he has ensured the efficient and effective coordination in the timely implementation of project activities and achievement of intended results and outcomes.
• Previously as the Head of Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Knowledge Management Branch, he developed the Directorate’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Framework, collected, analyzed and interpreted data/information for evidence –based decision-making at the organizational strategic decision-making centres.
• Joel has also worked as District Livestock Production Officer, Trans Mara District where he prepared the Trans Mara District Poverty Reduction Plan and the District livestock development Plan and coordinated the implementation of the Trans Mara Integrated Development Programmes.
• He is a Knowledge Management enthusiast, a natural youth mentor and coach.
• Creation of County Government – in his capacity as a Project Leader for the Transition Authority to Devolved System of Government, Mr. Leposo led the team charged with the formation of the County Government in Kericho in 2013 – 2016. This initiative was crowned by the successful ushering-in into office of the Governor, Deputy Governor, Speaker and Members of County Assembly.

He holds an MBA degree in Strategic Planning & Marketing from Egerton University, Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Production from Egerton University, as well as a Diploma in Animal Husbandry from Egerton University.

Judith Muricho

Agribusiness Consultant

Judith Muricho is a hands-on programme planning and management expert with specialty in Livestock value chain development and project management for 7 years. She has been actively involved in the coordination of extension services in various capacities in Government; management of agricultural statistics, agricultural policy planning and formulation and project monitoring and evaluation.

She has highly developed skills in Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship, Food Security Assessment using integrated phase classification (IPC) tool, Agriculture Value Chain and Market Development and Project Management. Judith is a Trainer and Technical Report Writer.
She currently works at the Project Coordinating Unit of the Small Scale Irrigation and Value Addition Project implemented by the State Department for Crops Development funded by the African Development Bank.

Key achievements and highlights
• Project coordination in small Scale Irrigation and Value Addition Project (SIVAP) in 11 Counties for the Gok/African Development Bank.
• Management of Agricultural Statistics for Kenya at the Agricultural Statistics Unit, in collaboration with Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Bank.
• Participated in the formulation of the Kenya Youth in Agriculture Strategy.
• Participated in the development of the Kenya National Strategy and Action Plan for conservation of Animal Genetic Resources in collaboration with African Union Bureau for Animal Resources.
• Monitoring and Evaluation of the National Agriculture and Livestock Extension Programme.
Judith holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Animal Science from Egerton University and various certificates in Dairy development from Wagenigen Institute of Research, Netherlands and Animal Health and Production from The Egyptian Institute of Agriculture, Cairo.

Kevin Otieno

Project Manager

Kevin Otieno holds an MBA degree in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Accounting Option from the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton. Other post-graduate qualifications include ITIL Foundation {Information Technology Infrastructure Library} and PRINCE II Foundation {Project Management Professional Certification}.

Kevin has demonstrable experience in managing multidisciplinary and cross-functional projects with significant budgets, excellent leadership and collaborative skills within the banking industry. Currently, he is an Agilist with 13 years’ of experience in project management and is great team player with respect for diversity.

Kevin has a passion for community service, and actively supports Child Destiny Foundation {CDf}, a local Kenyan NGO which supports children with special needs {CWS}.

Other Key Achievements and Highlights include:

  • As a Senior Project Manager in one of the leading tier 1 banks in Kenya, Kevin has successfully executed ICT projects and programs, within the project management constraints of schedule, budget, scope, quality, risk and benefits, in tandem with the agile and waterfall methodologies.
  • As a Project Accountant in a top tier bank in Kenya, Kevin effectively managed budgets running into billions of Kenya shillings, and tracked post-implementation benefits running into hundreds of millions of Kenya shillings.
  • As a Community Service Champion, he led his department in refurbishing a block of classrooms in a public school within the middle to low income neighborhood of Nairobi.

Susan Kiamba

Human Resource Manager

Susan is a certified project management professional (PMP®). She has 10 years' experience within the banking sector and has been responsible for planning and executing technology-based business improvement projects. In addition, she has worked in the hospitality, education and FMCG sectors. Susan has extensive experience in managing diverse virtual project teams. Just to highlight two virtual projects she has delivered:

  • Development of an innovative Foodie App for a US-based client
  • Launch of two e-commerce stores in Dubai

Susan is a Learning and Development Specialist who is known for her expertise in:

  • developing and implementing learning strategy
  • designing employee training and development programs
  • delivering world-class training
  • managing learning and development projects
  • spearheading culture change programs

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Kenyatta University and an MBA in Human Resource Management from USIU – Africa. In addition, she has attained a Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management (CHRM). Her areas of competency include Customer Service Excellence, Soft Skills, Personal and Career Development, Management and Leadership, and Project Management. Industry Experience: Banking, Insurance, Hospitality, Professional Services, Education, FMCG.