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Paul Muhami

Nickname: 'Master'

Nairobi based entrepreneur and SME mentor.


Currently resides in: Nairobi, Kenya

Born in Nyeri Kenya

Over 15 years professional experience in Business Development, Route To Market (RTM) Strategy & Implementation, Distribution Partner & Key Account management, Budget and Customer Relationship Management, Business planning, Trade marketing in multi-national FMCG and Financial services companies.

Contact details

M: +254722236933


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Professional details

Current Position(s)

Senior Manager Business Development | BUSINESS CAPITAL LTD
2014 - present

I lead the team that formulates and executes business growth strategies. We partner with SME owners and entrepreneurs to identify funding opportunities to enable them focus on their core business of growing their businesses.
We appreciate that time and cash flow are major challenges for SMEs, hence our promise of fast loan turnaround time of 24 hours and tailormade financial solutions.
Visit us any of our branches today and you will have a new fast, efficient and caring financial partner.


Previous Position(s)

Head Of Marketing & Business Development | Sumac Deposit Taking Microfinance Limited
2013 - 2014

As head the commercial department, I manage the product development, sales and marketing functions of the business. As a fast growing deposit taking micro finance institution, we aim to expand financial inclusion in the region, by constantly innovating on our product offering, and going the extra mile to understand our customer and by providing easy access to savings products, business loans, bid bonds, LPO financing, Insurance premium financing etc.
We also offer technical advice on business financial record keeping, insurance and all aspects of SME business growth.
We will therefore be the benchmark in micro finance, a one stop financial services provider. Visit one of our branches or our website (www.sumacdtm.co.ke) today for more details.


BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER. | INSOL (EA) INSURANCE BROKERS LTD
2011 - 2012

We provide consultancy on;
-Life insurance- personal and corporate.
-Medical insurance, pensions, education planning.
-Savings, investment options.
-General insurance.


Unit Manager. | Britam
2010 - 2011

Sold pensions, investments, medical schemes, life and general insurance products.


Personal financial advisor | OLD MUTUAL KENYA
2009 - 2010

Sold investment solutions to individual and corporate clients.
Customer service to existing unit trust clients.
Marketing group schemes to corporate clients.


MARKETING EXECUTIVE. | British American Tobacco
1996 - 2007

Managed sales team in various regions in Kenya.
Initiated deep rural and deep slum market penetration strategies in Kenya.
Enhanced distribution through distribution incentives.
Reduced sales of counterfeit cigarettes through partnering with security and KRA officials.

Educational history

Secondary

Kianyaga High School, KIRINYAGA COUNTY, Kenya (1984)

Tertiary

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

2013 - 2014

Master of Science (MSc) - Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development.

Zetech College

2013 - 2014

Diploma - Micro Finance & Supplies Management

INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

2012 - 2012

SME DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME - ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT.

University of Nairobi

1990 - 1993

B. COM - BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Achievements

Awards

Best Sales person in Group Pension Scheme | 2012

I sold the largest lumpsum pensions for Madison Insurance in 2012.

Activities

Memberships

Institute of Directors, Kenya

Member, 2015 - present

Kenya Association of Project Managers

Member, 2014 - present

Kenya Institute of Management

Member, 2013 - present

community

Kiva Microfinance

Mentor, 2013 - present

I assess and recommend SMEs for online micro loans on volunteer basis. This has really assisted my mentee stock and grow their small businesses, who can't access lending from traditional lenders.

Zidisha Microfinance

Mentor, 2014 - present

I assess and recommend SMEs for online micro loans. This has really assisted my mentee stock and grow their small businesses, who can't access lending from traditional lenders.

Kenya Youth Business Trust

SME Mentor., 2014 - present

I mentor aspiring youth entrepreneurs on basic business skills.

Jubilee Christian Church

Community Leader., 2012 - present

I lead the Buruburu Phase 3 bible study group.

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