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Stephen Ananda

Strategist and Business Manager


Born in Kericho Kenya

Farmer, Serial Net-worker and Business Manager

Favourite Quote:
“You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” – Ruth Smeltzer


Web presence

Business Address

Avocado Towers, Nairobi, Kenya

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Farmer | Bidii Farm
Kitale, Kenya | 2004 - present

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries


Event Moderator and Master of Ceremonies |
2004 - present

Consulting and Project Management

Panel Moderator and Emcee for the Kenya IT Week:

East Africa Outsourcing Summit - 2013

Kenya IT Leaders Conference - 2013

Previously moderated and been a Master of Ceremonies for Breakfast and Cocktail events.

I have also been an emcee for two graduation ceremonies at Strathmore Business School 2010 and 2011

I have moderated and managed selected training events for masons at Bamburi Cement - a division of Lafarge 2003 - 2006


Previous Position(s)

Head of Strategy and Business Development | East African Glassware Mart
Nairobi, Kenya | 2014 - 2015

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail

#TowardsABillionMeals

This role serves as the analytic and strategic core of EAGM’s growth initiatives, company-wide. This position will focus on charting a path to help guide the company’s growth, including organic and inorganic opportunities. It manages strategies and projects for the office of the CEO and has a charter to leverage resources across all divisions and geographies

We are the Luminarc, Arcoroc, Crystal D'Arques, Chef Sommelier, RAK Glass & Porcelain, Cambro, and Tefal guys!

www.eagm.com


Country Manager | Whos Who Kenya | Media24
Nairobi, Kenya | 2012 - 2014

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

Who's Who in Kenya - Wholly Owned by Naspers |

I was the entrepreneurial leader charged with the responsibility to launch and operationally run Who’s Who in Kenya (based in Nairobi) to ensure maximum growth.

We endeavour to grow the reputation and professional networking platform of Whos Who membership to that of a dominant position. We liaise with community members (profile owners), as well as establish and network relationships with third parties.


Head, Client relations and Fundraising | Executive Education and Advancements | Strathmore Business School
Nairobi, Kenya | 2010 - 2011

Academia, Education and Training

Fund Raising, Client Relations, Sales and Business Development


Founder | Business Management | Divine Ideas Limited
Nairobi, Kenya | 2008 - 2009

Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations


Group Strategy and PA to the CEO | CEO Office | LinkSoft Communications Ltd
Nairobi, Kenya | 2006 - 2008

ICT and Telecommunications

Implementing and monitoring the groups strategy


Sales and Marketing Representative | Commercial | Hima Cement Ltd
Kampala, Uganda | 2004 - 2006

Building, Construction and Engineering

Carry out the daily sales and marketing activities of the company and cross border stock availability


Board Member | Advisory | Imani Africa
Kisumu, Kenya | 2004 - 2007

Social Development and Community Services


Sales and Marketing Representative | Commercial | Bamburi Cement Ltd
Nairobi, Kenya | 2000 - 2004

Building, Construction and Engineering

Carry out the daily sales and marketing activities of the company

Educational history

Secondary

Maseno School (KCSE), Maseno, Kenya (1995)

Tertiary

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Nairobi, Kenya | 2011 - present

Executive MBA - Management

Strathmore Business School

Nairobi, Kenya | 2011 - 2011

Strategic Performance Management

Strathmore Business School

Nairobi, Kenya | 2010 - 2010

The Master Negotiator

Strathmore Business School

Nairobi, Kenya | 2010 - 2010

Leading an Effective Sales Force

Daystar University

Athi River, Kenya | 1996 - 2000

Bachelor of Commerce - Business Administration & Management/ Marketing

Double Major degree

Achievements

Other Achievements

Climbed Mt. Kenya

Scaled to Pt. Lenana

Deputy Head Boy | 1991

Hill Primary School (Hillo) - Eldoret

Vice Games Captain | 1995

Maseno School

Student Leader | 1999

Daystar University Students Association (DUSA)

Rugby Captain | 1995

Maseno School

Class President | 2011

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) - MBA Class 'Cohort 10'

Activities

Memberships

Kingdom Business Network

Member, 2007 - present

Enablis Entrepreneurial Network

Member, 2007 - present

community

Strathmore Business School

Fundraising Committee Member

Imani Africa, Kisumu

Board Member, 2004 - 2007

Other Activities

Farming Consultant

Consultant, 2012 - present

Aspiring fund raising consultant

Testimonials

Terry Adembesa, Chapter Manager, Enablis Entrepreneurial Network - East Africa

"Steve is extremely passionate in what he does. He has a good mind for detail and a charm for getting business deals signed" - 2011

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