Sam Watene is the managing director and a certified change manager at Altima Africa. He has over 10 years of strategy, leadership, management consulting and training experience working in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa.
During Sam’s extensive career in management consulting, he has empowered leaders both in and out of the board room setting by strengthening their capacity to align corporate vision to actionable activities that drive organisational growth.
Sam has consulted for various public and private organisation among them, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK), Virtual City, Libya Oil Kenya Limited, Chase Bank, Seven Seas Technologies. He has prior working as a principal consultant at Deloitte and Touché-Eastern Africa region.
Sam received his Masters in Business Administration degree from Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya, CPA (K) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree holder from University of Nairobi
Peter Warari is a management and entrepreneurship expert, biased in technology and organisation performance management. He has over 12 years of multi faceted experience, working for different global organisations. He has delivered practical and effective business process and strategies geared toward business transformation and excellence. He is currently a non-executive director at Altima Africa.
Prior to his consulting experience in Kenya, he was a senior consultant with Deloitte Consulting LLP; Washington DC where he facilitated the execution of winning strategies and optimized operating procedures for leading public and private companies.
He has been engaged by various private and public global brand in strategy development and performance management, among them Microsoft Corporation (East & Southern Africa), China Light & Power Company (China,), ExxonMobil (USA), Detroit City Government(USA), United States Agency for International Development USAID; (Kenya) and East Africa Breweries Ltd/UDV (Kenya).
His professional experience is supported by a strong academic background in MBA (Finance & Strategy) from University of Maryland, USA and BSc. Electrical Engineering & Electronics from University of Manchester, UK
Catherine Wahome has over eighteen (18) years Human Resource (HR) experience cutting across the entire HR value chain from strategy development, to formulation of policies and procedures, manpower planning, talent acquisition, development and management, to talent separation. Her experience is well balanced as it covers stints as both a practitioner and a consultant. Over the past eleven (11) years, she served as the Head of HR for Deloitte East Africa (DEA), comprising Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. She managed a staff complement of about 700 and a team of eleven (11) staff.
As an internal consultant for DEA, she set up the HR function from scratch including developing suitable systems, policies, processes, procedures, recruiting and training the team. She also developed and implemented the firm’s first ever HR strategy. Additionally, she managed the HR aspects of several change initiatives starting with professionalizing the HR function, regionalization, merger of different Deloitte practices, introduction of a performance management system, workforce planning, an on boarding program, upward feedback, stay interviews, a mentorship program, and automation of the recruitment process and implementation of a HRIS, among other things. Prior to this, she spent seven (7) years as a HR Consultant. As a HR Consultant she undertook assignments in the area of strategy development, organization review, job analysis and evaluation, remuneration strategy, review, structuring and management, organization climate/culture surveys, leadership training and recruitment.
In addition to the above, she is a trained facilitator with over seventeen (17) years of facilitating experience. Some of the areas in which she has facilitated include Performance Management, Leadership & Management Excellence, Training of Trainers/facilitators, Training of Recruiters and Induction (within Deloitte). She is also a certified Development Dimensions International (DDI) trainer and has run DDI courses such as Targeted Selection, Essentials of Leadership, Maximizing Performance and Coaching for Success.
Her experience is well complemented by solid credentials from leading schools. These include:
Master of Philosophy (Management Studies) from Cambridge University (UK), Master of Business
Administration from the University of Nairobi (emerging best in my class) and Bachelor of
Commerce (First Class Honours) from Kenyatta University.
Akinyi Gikonyo is a certified change Manager and tax associate at Altima Africa. She has a wealth of experience in change management in the public sector; having overseen the development and implementation of the SIMBA system; Kenya’s customs management system in 2005-2006, where she was the project manager.
She has continued to serve in the private sector as a change management consultant; where she has facilitated various public operations policy adjustment and assisted organisations assimilate positive growth policies in the areas of customs and domestic tax. Consequently, she has maintained a great working relationship with various government agencies.
She has consulted for various organisation key among them Coca Cola East and Central Africa, East Africa Breweries Ltd, Maersk Logistics, SDV Transami-Kenya and British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya
She is currently the Managing Director of Leaders in Business Solutions (LiBS), a leading tax consultancy company within East Africa. She has been
Her professional experience is supported by a strong academic background in Masters in Business Administration (Strategic management) from Moi University and a BCom. from University of Japulpur, India