The 7th SIFE Kenya National Business Competition

Published on 19th May 2009

Event: The 7th SIFE Kenya National Business Competition 

Venue: Panafric Hotel, Nairobi

Date: May 23, 2009

Time:7.00am - 6.00pm 

Over 60% of Kenya's population is aged below 24 years. For the last 6 years, Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) has mentored over 3,000 university undergraduates on business leadership targeting part of the 3.2 million youth that fall in the 19 - 25 age bracket. A team of 8 business leaders have volunteered their time to serve as members of SIFE Kenya Business Advisory Council to help "Create partnership between business and higher education and equip students with innovative ideas that attract investment, impact positively on the community and ultimately nurture business leaders." 

One key component of SIFE is an annual business competition that helps identify which university had the highest impact in its projects. The winning university then proceeds for an international business competition - this year, set for Berlin Germany. 

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE Kenya) invites you to interview its Business Advisory Council, Student team presidents, Faculty Advisors, SIFE Kenya Country Director on the occasion of the  7th SIFE Kenya Entrepreneurship Competition set for May 23, 2009 at Panafric Hotel, Nairobi.

More than 500 students from 14 universities' SIFE teams will compete for the SIFE Kenya National Championship title. Over 25 leading Company CEOs will determine the university with the highest impact in bringing positive economic change during the 2008 - 2009 SIFE year. The SIFE Kenya National Champion will represent Kenya in the SIFE World Cup Business Competition to be held in Berlin Germany (October 4- 6 2009).

SIFE was launched in Kenya in 2003 following an M.O.U between SIFE International and the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN). SIFE Kenya mobilizes university students to make a difference in their communities while developing their skills to be socially responsible business leaders. SIFE International targets university students in over 1500 universities in 47 countries. The Kenyan program has expanded from 5 universities in 2003 to the present 14. 

To interview one of the following, please call Anne on +254202731497 or email [email protected] and [email protected] 

SIFE Kenya Business Advisory Council

Nyambura Koigi  MD, Postbank        (Outgoing Chairperson)

Andy Watt          MD, Syngenta East and Southern Africa (In coming Chairperson)

Robert Onyango  Regional Manager, Business Development, KPMG

Sheila Amdany

Norah Odwesso  Public Affairs and Communication Director (Coca Cola East and Central Business Unit)

Susan Kikwai       MD, Kenya Investment Authority

Ken Mbwaya       MD, HP

Stephen Mutoro    MD, KARA

James Shikwati      SIFE/IREN  

SIFE Kenya Country Office 

James Shikwati        SIFE Kenya Country Director 

University Team Presidents and Faculty Advisers from the following Universities 

1.        Africa Nazarene University

2.        Kenyatta University

3.        Strathmore University

4.        Catholic University of Eastern Africa

5.        St. Pauls University

6.        University of Nairobi

7.        Moi University

8.        Maseno University

9.        Egerton University

10.      Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

11.      Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology

12.      Kabarak University

13.      Daystar University

14.      United states International University 

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