About

Why
Africa?

Africa is the second largest continent in the world with a peaking urbanization rate, estimated to grow from 36 percent in 2010 to 50 percent by 2030

The Sub-Saharan African region is expected an estimated economic growth of 3.6% on an average according to World Bank estimates.

Affordable housing will see a steady surge in young, urban middle-class population evoking a strong and long-term demand for these homes.

Affordable housing schemes are witnessing high absorption rates with the growth of REITs to protect investments.

An
Overview

  • Vision Behind AHIS
  • Mission of AHIS
The philosophy of what we want to achieve is simple: a world wherein everyone has access to safe and affordable housing. We’ve identified two primary areas where we want to direct our efforts: first, a substantial increase in the inflow of investments for the affordable housing sector along with a diligent reassessment of the housing finance sector of Africa. Second, to figure tangible and scalable solutions to have more qualified players in the market along with a better product line.

A dedicated team of will diligently partner with other key stakeholders to gain insights on the collective vision of affordable housing can be achieved with integrity and in innovative and sustainable ways.

The conference also provides a platform for all the involved players of the market to network with industry leaders and other leading professionals. The culmination of the conference brings forth with it a deep insights into how different housing association sectors can collaborate with the public to improve dynamics on the affordable housing front.

Attendee Breakdown

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Developers, Architects and Project Owners
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Investors, Financial Bodies and Consultants
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Solution
Providers

Conference
Highlights

Knowledge Exchange

From keynote sessions to panel discussions, get relevant insights from thought leaders across the real estate sector working on affordable housing who will engage and interact with one another to analyse future as well as current trends in order to find pragmatic yet innovative ways to tackle the housing challenges.

Case Study Presentation

An open-for-all platform to get an in-depth understanding of the problems that plague the housing community along with possible solutions. Its's open to anyone from seasoned academicians to NGOs who can present their case studies, reports, thesis, and research papers that benefit the sector.

Exhibition Space

The showcase at the conference helps brands make stronger impact to the right audience of potential buyers. Additionally, the varied range of exhibiting spaces provide international exposure through media partners.

Networking Opportunities

Through carefully curated agenda with casual and creatively strategized networking sessions - the participants engage in guided as well as freeform networking with their peers along with the other key stakeholders

Clients
Speak

Founder and Chairman, Assets Investments Ltd

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Advisory
Board

Claudio Acioly

Head– Capacity Building
Senior Housing Expert UN Habitat

Thierno Habib Hann

Senior Housing Finance Regional Lead
International Finance Corporation

Ravi Kohli

Founder & Managing Director
Karibu Homes. Kenya.

Andrew Chimphonda

Managing Director
Shelter Afrique

Madhur Ramrakha

Director
iJenga Ventures Ltd

Dr. James Mutero

Independent Consultant

Mustapha Nije

CEO, TAF Africa Global

SK Yemi Adelakun

MD & CEO
NISH Affordable Housing Ltd

Speakers

Madhur Ramrakha

Director
iJenga Ventures Ltd

Hussam Raouf

Managing Director
Mont Hill Consultancy

Ezekiel Macharia

Chief Actuary & MD
Kenbright Holdings Limited

Senator Sylvia Mueni Kasanga

Founder and Managing Director
Sycum Solutions Company Ltd

Seeta Shah

Investment Manager
Global Property Advice

Dr. MKO Balogun

MD & CEO
Global PFI Limited

Hakeem Ogunniran

Founder/CEO
Eximia Realty Co Ltd

Claudio Acioly

Head– Capacity Building
Senior Housing Expert
UN Habitat

Thierno Habib Hann

Senior Housing Finance Regional Lead
Sub-Saharan Africa

Ravi Kohli

Founder & Managing Director
Karibu Homes. Kenya.

Andrew Chimphonda

Managing Director
Shelter Afrique

Camron Rush

Director
Pumapa Capital Limited

Dr. James Mutero

Independent Consultant

Johnstone Oltetia

CEO, Kenya Mortgage
Refinance Company

Johnson Denge

Senior Manager, Regional Manager, Cyton Real Estate

Mustapha Nije

CEO, TAF Africa Global

SK Yemi

MD & CEO
NISH Affordable Housing Ltd

Elizabeth Wangaci

Chairperson, Kenya
Green Building Society

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Elizabeth Wangaci

Chairperson, Kenya
Green Building Society

Elizabeth Wangeci Chege the chairperson of the Kenya Green Building Society and the Vice Chairperson of World Green Building Council Africa Regional Network. She is also the CEO and co-founder of WEB Limited, a sustainable construction consultancy.19 years ago, Elizabeth made it her core business to be part of the solution to climate change in sustainable construction solutions and lives by the motto “What we build today will form the Africa of tomorrow.”

Through her volunteer role at Kenya Green Building Society, Elizabeth has collaboratively led the transformation of the built environment in Kenya by embedding green building practices into the industry and extending it to green schools thus mitigating greenhouse gas emission, human health enhancement and boldly stimulating the green jobs agenda. Beyond technical leadership, Elizabeth believes it is our noble responsibility, as a human community, to enhance the environment in our economic pursuits.

Elizabeth holds a dual Masters in Sustainable Design Science and Building Services from the University of Sydney Australia. She has a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from Reading College of Arts & Technology, UK. She is a green building champion with impeccable credentials and experience with various international green building rating systems.

She has a wealth of experience in highly integrated macro and micro level sustainable cities design. Her successful track record in senior management and lead consultant roles on a number of major projects including Airports notably Terminal 5 Heathrow UK, Brisbane Airport Cooperation Convention Centre in Australia, Residential, Retail & Commercial Developments in Australian & Oman. The wealth of sustainable engineering expertise is drawn from the Middle East, UK, USA, Australia, Nigeria and East Africa.

Elizabeth continues to strive for contextualization of the basis of design and believes we need to re-think cities for the African context.

Hussam Raouf

Managing Director
Mont Hill Consultancy

Futuristic thinker, entrepreneur and senior executive with substantial experience of Real Estate, large scale master-planned projects, cities planning and economics, shopping malls design, development, construction and operation, digital disruption, Innovation labs, property development and management, with over 20 years of development and planning experience in Europe and the Middle East

Active senior player in the Real Estate Portfolios and Retail industry, Hussam is international speaker and advisor on the topics of Mega Development, Cities planning, shopping malls and new Retail Trends, Disruptive Innovation, Data Analytics and the cognitive business models, Mixed-Use real estate development, affordable housing and smart cities

Designing and managing FUTURE THINKING LABS to bring Innovative Schemes and Futuristic Vision for businesses

In his various roles, Hussam has been pivotal in creating value across conglomerate and private groups by improving their Design Thinking strategies, governance systems, implementing innovative and international best practices in the planning, development, and management to bring superior performance and returns

Hussam Raouf is the former head of the Retail Real Estate portfolio of Emaar Properties, holding various senior roles, including Executive Director Real Estate Development, Head of Shopping Malls business unit. Senior advisor to the Group, member of various committees

In addition to Real Estate planning, development and construction, Hussam researches focus on: data analytics, affordable housing, post conflict transformation and cities reconstruction, and smart cities planning

Hussam completed his executive education at HARVARD University in Real Estate Development, Design and Financing, and he holds a bachelor’s degree of Architecture and Urban Planning

Lecturer and regular speaker at real estate conferences and institutes

Pankaj Tyagi

Head of Real Estate at
Cytonn Real Estate

Pankaj Tyagi is the Head of Real Estate at Cytonn Real Estate. He holds a Graduate in
Civil Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management.

He has over 24 years experience in project management, quantity survey, strategic planning resource, contract management, liaison and coordination. This combined with his expertise in conducting and coordinating project activities suitably places him as the
Head of Real Estate at Cytonn.

Andrew Chimphonda

Managing Director of
Shelter Afrique

Mr Andrew Chimphonda is the Managing Director of Shelter Afrique, the Pan-African Housing organisation dealing exclusively with affordable housing in Africa.

Mr Chimphondah, a Zimbabwean national holds an MBA with a focus on International Finance from the Durham University Business School (UK). He is a Chartered Accountant and is currently writing a dissertation for a PhD.

Mr Chimphondah has more than 20 years Finance and Business executive leadership experience spanning real estate finance, banking, and FMCG. He joins Shelter Afrique from Housing Investment Partners (PTY) Limited, South Africa where he was serving as Chief Executive   Officer. He has also worked as Managing Executive for National Housing Finance Corporation, South Africa; Managing Executive for Home Front Finance; General Manager for ABSA Home loans, South Africa; Chief Operating Officer, Standard Insurance Limited, South Africa; Director Home Loans, South Africa; Managing Director of Innscore – Zambia and Kenya. On the Finance side, he has worked as Group Financial Controller for Innscore, Africa; and Financial Manager for Unilever South East Africa;

He has led the successful business turnaround and fundraising initiatives in the various housing finance corporations he has worked for.

The new Managing Director joins Shelter Afrique at a crucial time and will be responsible for executing the 2018-2023 strategy. Speaking on his appointment, he noted “I am very keen to begin the work of returning Shelter Afrique to the centre of the affordable housing debate; we have undergone a period of transition, but we believe we are better placed now, to assist our shareholders and partners deliver their affordable housing plans. The Board has approved an effective strategy, which takes us back to our original mandate of large-scale affordable housing projects.

I look forward to joining forces to bring all these plans to fruition“.

Ravi Kohli

Founder & Managing Director
Karibu Homes. Kenya

Ravi is a founder and Managing Director of Karibu Homes. Karibu Homes is amongst the first enterprises to deliver a truly affordable housing solution for Kenyans. Karibu Homes produces housing for Kenyan families as far down the income ladder as is commercially viable. They currently have over 1,000 homes under construction in Athi River, a booming industrial town on the outskirts of Nairobi. They have homes starting at Ksh 1.8M (USD 18,000) to Ksh 6M (USD 60,000) providing an opportunity for families, currently underserved, to join the Kenyan property ladder. A second project in on-line in urban Nairobi for a further 1,400 homes at the same price points.

Ravi is a 4 th generation Kenyan and he returned home in 2005. Previously, he studied Economics and Human resource management at the University of Keele in the UK. He then proceeded to complete his accountancy training in London before starting a career in Property Development. Ravi completed 5 developments in the UK with Ansgate Hampton Homes PLC, between 2002 and 2005, before returning home to Kenya. Karibu Homes was founded in 2012 with the specific mandate to provide affordable housing at scale. Ravi is on the board The Kenya Property Developers Association, Horizon Contact Centers and Elephant Soap Industries Ltd. He has also just completed the Stanford Graduate School of Businesses SEED Program.

Thierno Habib Hann

Senior Housing Finance Regional Lead for the Sub-Saharan Africa

Thierno Habib Hann (Habib) is the Senior Housing Finance Regional Lead for the Sub-Saharan Africa region, at the International Finance Corporation, IFC, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Habib has an extensive background in housing finance, structured finance, financial institutions, and in the World Bank’s work on the legal and regulatory environment for private sector investment. Habib spent eleven years working in New York, leading and participating in Investment Banking teams issuing Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS), Collateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMOs), Credit Derivatives (CDS), and CDOs at J.P. Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs, as a Vice-President. He started his career at Arthur Andersen as a Consultant in financial services and derivatives products.  At the World Bank Group, Habib served as Country Lead for the Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice based in Guinea, advising public authorities on strategic sectors of the economy with the objective of improving the competitiveness and investment climate.

Habib is a native of Guinea.  He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Paris-IX-Dauphine in France, with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Finance and Accounting and holds an MBA from the Bernard Baruch School of Business at the City University of New York, focusing on investments. He is a member of the NYSSA (New York Society of Securities Analysts), the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He also passed the NASD (National Association of Securities Dealers) Series 7 and 63 trading licenses in New York. Habib is the Co-founder of AngelAfrica. He is a native French speaker; and enjoys music, sports and cultural discovery travel.

Claudio Acioly

UN – Habitat
Head - Capacity Building, Senior Housing Expert

Claudio Acioly is an architect and urban planner, a development practitioner with more than 35 years of experience.  He has worked in more than 30 countries.  Acioly was a senior housing and land expert, a programme manager, associated with the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies-IHS for 15 years before he joined UN-Habitat in 2008 as chief Housing Policy, coordinator of the United Nations Housing Rights Program and the Advisory Group on Forced Evictions to the Executive Director of UN-Habitat – AGFE.  At IHS, he worked internationally in several housing and slum upgrading programmes.  As head of Housing Policy of UN-Habitat (2008-2012), Acioly led the housing policy work of UN-Habitat in countries such as Cuba, Ghana, Malawi, El-Salvador, Uganda, Vietnam, Nepal and Ecuador and was directly involved in housing policy planning and implementation as well as slum upgrading.  He is the principal author of UN-Habitat’s Housing Profile Methodology and the Street-led Citywide Slum Upgrading Strategy amongst many other publications.  He is currently the head of Capacity Building of UN-Habitat leading global programs and initiatives linking capacity building, institutional development and policy change.  Acioly has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, UNECE, UNDP, the Dutch Development Cooperation and several international organizations.  He has published books and articles in international journals on issues such as urban density, inner city revitalization, housing, slum upgrading and participatory budgeting.

MKO Balogun

MD & CEO
Global PFI Limited

MKO is the MD/CEO Global Property & Facilities International Ltd, and was MD of WSP FMC Nigeria, a position he took after the merger of Domme FM Ltd with WSP FMC Nigeria Ltd in 2012. As MD/CEO, MKO has grown the business from a local Nigerian company a company spreading across Africa with operations across 5 African Countries, he has also grown and stabilise the business since taking over in 2012 taking the company through mergers and rebranding. He is a member of the board of directors of Premier Paints Plc and the Chairman of the strategy committee of the board.

MKO is a recipient of many awards including Nigerian Top Leaders International Magazine 2013 Global Lifetime Achievement International Gold; Corporate & Media Africa Communications 2012 Meritorious Diamond Award for National Development; Time News 2013 Excellence Gold Award for Economic Development of Nigeria and many.

As a facilities manager, and popularly called Mr. Facilities, MKO holds the prestigious Certified Facilities Manager CFM qualification, of IFMA, he has been a lecturer at University of Lagos, since 2009 in the Masters in FM degree program, the founder of the African Facilities Management Institute, major speaker at various international FM and Building Industry programs in Nigeria, Ghana, Dubai, SA, attended various international FM conferences in US, Dubai, Ghana, Nigeria. His area of focus in recent times is Sustainability & Smart City
Development.

Hosea Kili

Group Managing Director/CEO Of
CPF Financial Services

Mr. Hosea Kili is the Group Managing Director/CEO of CPF Financial Services and a Trustee of the Local Authorities Pension Trust. He is also an advocate of  the High Court of Kenya.

Mr. Kili holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA). He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya (ICSK); a Fellow and Council Member of Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and an active member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK).

Mr. Kili also serves as a Council member of the East and Central Africa Social Security Association (ECASSA) and a Non-Executive Director at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). He is currently the Chairman of the Association of Pensions Administrators of Kenya (APAK).

A recipient of numerous commendations and awards both locally and internationally, Mr. Kili was awarded the Presidential Order of Grand Warrior of Kenya in December 2011 and the 2nd Runners up CEO of the Year at the COYA Awards 2012. He was also recognized as the Personality of the Year at the 2017 Pension Awards that sought to award excellence in innovation and service provision to improve the outcomes of both pension funds as well as members. Mr. Kili was also recognized as the 2 nd Runners up in the ‘CEO of the Year’ category during the 2017 Champions of Governance Awards.

Hakeem Ogunniran

Founder/CEO Of
Eximia Realty Co Ltd

Mr. Hakeem Ogunniran is the Founder/CEO of Eximia Realty Co Ltd , developers of the MaestroVille, and Fiona Lawton Apartments , Lekki, and joint promoters of Lake City, LAGOS. His company is also the exclusive franchise of Plovercrest Capital Property for the West African territory.

He recently retired from UAC of NIGERIA Plc having served as the Managing Director of UACN Property Development Co Plc(Updc) from 2010 – 2018 and Managing Director of MDS Logistics (Division of UAC of Nigeria PLC)between 2000 -2010. Prior to 2000, he was at various times a Law Lecturer, Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Sales/Marketing Manager and Corporate Planning Manager.

Mr Ogunniran holds LL.B (Hons) LL.M and MBA degrees from the University of LAGOS. A former Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Yale Law School, USA, he has attended several high level management training programmes including the Unilever (IMS), U.K, General Management Programme (GMP) of Ashridge Management College, U.K., Strategic Leadership Programme of Cranfield University, U.K., REAL Estate Management Program of Harvard Business School, USA and Senior Financial Management program of the London Business School.

Mr Ogunniran is also a past President and Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Arbitrators of Nigeria, Council and EXCO Member of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry and frequent speaker at international conferences.

In the past 8 years, Mr Ogunniran has changed the narrative of the real estate industry, leading
his team to deliver landmark and iconic projects in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan and birthing projects in other cities including Asaba and Calabar. In the area of project funding, he led his company to float bonds, CPs and a DOT based Real Estate Investment Trust in 2013.

He is a recipient of many awards including the Federal Government’s Scholarship for High
Academic Standing (1981 – 1984), Kwame Nkrumah Award For Corporate Governance Excellence 2009, Global Home Nigeria Property Award’s Property CEO of the Year 2011 and named one of the top 20 CEOs of the Listed Companies on the Nigerian Stock Exchange for
2013.

Madhur Ramrakha

Director of & MD
iJenga Ventures Ltd.

Muddy is a Director of iJenga Ventures Ltd, since March 2018, an integrated real estate developer of housing, healthcare, hospitality & industrial real estate. He also serves as Managing Director of Urban Nirvana Property Solutions Ltd., a family office, and two other property holding companies since 2014. Among his philanthropic causes, Muddy is Board Treasurer of the Kenya Green Building Society, Board Member of Sanergy, and Board Chair of Africa Yoga Project.

His professional career between 1990 and 2013 spanned four years of audit & advisory practice at Price Waterhouse in Toronto, Canada.  Following this, he did 11 different roles over 19 years at the global investment bank J.P. Morgan in Canada, the UK, the US, Russia, Central & Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

He earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation through the California Board of Accountancy in San Diego, CA, USA in 1996, prior to which he earned his Bachelor of Commerce at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1990 with a concentration in Finance & Accountancy. In the property sector, he earned a Greenstar SA Accredited Professional  – New Buildings.

Johnson Denge

Senior Manager, Regional Manager, Cyton Real Estate

Johnson Denge is the Senior Manager, Regional Markets at Cytonn Real Estate

He is a full member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK), a registered and
practicing valuation surveyor and estate agent. He has a post graduate diploma in real
estate from ISK and a holder of bachelors of Land Economics degree.

A seasoned realtor, Johnson has previously worked at Ryden International in real estate
advisory, property appraisal, real estate structuring and management and at Acorn
Group as a team leader in research, real estate acquisition, structuring and facilities and
property management. 

Johnson Denge is also a master of development planning and execution and attributes
this to his work experience. His years at his previous workplaces have earned him
experience in development planning, real estate structuring, research, real estate
portfolio planning and real estate market analysis. He has also acquired skills in
leadership and people management

Ezekiel Macharia

Chief Actuary & MD
Kenbright Holdings Limited

Ezekiel Macharia is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK) and a Fellow of the Actuarial Society of Kenya. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Nairobi.

Ezekiel joined Kenbright Holdings Ltd in January 2016 as Managing Director and Chief Actuary in charge of the subsidiaries – Kenbright Insurance Brokers and Kenbright Actuarial & Financial Services.

Prior to joining Kenbright, Ezekiel worked as the Group Actuary of Jubilee Holdings. Ezekiel has over eight years’ experience in East African market specializing in Life, General and Health insurance.

He also sits in the Council of The Actuarial Society of Kenya (TASK) which is supporting development of insurance and risk-based supervision.

Ezekiel volunteers at a local Kenyan university, Strathmore University, as a visiting lecturer and Executive Fellow to the Risk Management Centre.

Ezekiel is the Consulting Actuary for various insurers in the East African Market.

Senator Sylvia Mueni Kasanga

Founder and Managing Director of
Sycum Solutions Company Ltd

Sylvia Kasanga is a practicing Architect and Arbitrator. She holds an Undergraduate

Degree in Architecture from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology

(JKUAT) and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from United States International University – Africa (USIU-A). She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators both in United Kingdom (UK) and Kenya, vibrantly serving in the Kenyan Branch Committee. She is a RIBA Chartered Architect.

Sylvia Kasanga has been in the construction industry for 16 years. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Sycum Solutions Company Ltd, an Architectural firm based in Nairobi. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Lukenya Group of Schools and is a Trustee for the Lukenya University in Makueni County.

Currently, Sylvia is a Member of the 12th Parliament of Kenya in the capacity of Senator. Duly, she serves as a Member in the Parliamentary Committee on “Land, Environment and National Resources”, as well as the one on “Road and Transport”.

As Senator, she aspires to utilize her professional passion and expertise on; Affordable Housing, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Education matters to advocate for formulation of SMART policies, regulations and laws on these areas. She looks forward to working together with public servants, private practitioners, communities, and interested stakeholders to drive Kenya into Sustainable Development.

Seeta Shah

Investment Manager
Global Property Advice

Seeta Shah has 20+ years of  international experience in housing and real estate finance and urban development. She has contributed extensively to policy debate and research on delivering affordable housing in Kenya. Drawing on her experience as a construction lender for affordable housing in the USA, and practical experience in Kenya, she is an advocate for the provision of construction financing in African markets and how the risk can be mitigated. She is effective at facilitating engagement between government, private sector, DFIs, NGOs and the wider public, having hosted large stakeholder workshops.

She has an MBA from The Wharton School and a BA from University of Cambridge, and is a qualified surveyor under Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Institution of Surveyors of Kenya. She promotes keeping green spaces in Nairobi green and accessible, and finding value from rubbish, through her voluntary board positions with Friends of City Park and Community Cooker Foundation.

Camron Rush

Director
Pumapa Capital Limited

Cameron is a development manager with experience in real estate and investments, with over 15 years international exposure across Australia, Europe and Africa. Recently Cameron has been involved in emerging markets specifically across East Africa. Real-estate projects have focused on mixed-use developments, infrastructure, residential, retail, hospitality and education

Dr. James Mutero

Independent Consultant

Dr. James Mutero has worked as an international consultant for more than 25 years, advising governments in Africa and other regions on housing finance, housing policy, and the economic analysis of urban development and infrastructure programs. This work has covered Bahrain, Botswana, Egypt, Eritrea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zanzibar. He has extensive managerial and research experience and has been the team leader in many housing and urban development assignments. Dr Mutero obtained his doctorate and master’s degrees from the University of Cambridge (Institutional and Housing Economics focus) and his bachelor’s degree in Building Economics from the University of Nairobi.

Mustapha Nije

CEO, TAF Africa Global

SK Yemi Adelakun

MD & CEO
NISH Affordable Housing Ltd

Mr Adelakun is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NISH Affordable Housing Ltd, Executive Chairman, Nigeria Integrated Social Housing Cooperative Society Ltd, Managing Consultant, Skytech Institute Ltd, President, Housing Finance and Investment Network, and the Convener of the Nigeria Housing Finance Conference and Affordable Housing Fair.

He is a Chartered Manager, and a Fellow of Chartered Management Institute, United Kingdom, Fellow of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He earned BSc and MBA Degrees from Florida Atlantic University, USA (1988-1990)

He recently retired from the Federal Civil Service of Nigeria as Permanent Secretary
(Common Services Office) in the Office of Head of the Civil Service of the Federation. He also served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Aviation, and Federal Civil Service Commission.

He was Chairman, Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board, Chairman, Federal Integrated Staff Housing (FISH) Programme and Board Member, Pension Commission of Nigeria.

He supervised implementation of Group Life Insurance for Federal Civil Servants, Federal Digital Service Centre, IPPIS Human Resource Module, and Digital Identification and Database for federal civil servants In the Office of Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Nigeria.

He served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1983 -2007) including Diplomatic Missions of Nigeria in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Singapore, Singapore. He also served as Head of Internal Audit Unit in the Office of Surveyor General of the Federation (2007-2013) and as Director Treasury Inspectorate in the office of Accountant General of the Federation (2012-2013).

Johnstone Oltetia

CEO, Kenya Mortgage
Refinance Company

Johnstone Oltetia is the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Mortgage
Refinance Company (KMRC). KMRC was established with the objective to provide
secure long-term funds to financial institutions in order to address the long-term
funding constraints hindering the growth of the primary mortgage market and
reducing the funding cost of residential mortgages and availability of housing
finance to Kenyans. KMRC is one of the key enablers of the Affordable Housing
Pillar of the Government of Kenya’s BIG 4 Agenda.

Mr. Oltetia also holds the position of Senior Adviser, Financial Sector at the
National Treasury, advising on policy matters relating to banking, capital markets,
pensions, insurance and other financial services.

Prior to this, Mr. Oltetia was the Manager Market Supervision at the Capital
Markets Authority-Kenya for over fifteen years, responsible for oversight of Listed
firms, Exchanges(s), CSDs, Asset Managers, Investment Banks, Stock Brokers and
Investment Advisers among others.

A Certified Investment and Financial Analyst and holder of MBA and B. Com
degrees. Member of Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts
(ICIFA), Institute of Directors of Kenya (IOD) and Association of Certified Fraud
Examiners (ACFE). Mr. Oltetia is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School.

Ravi K Chandran

Founder, CEO

Arthur Adeya is an Architect by profession with over a decade’s experience in Architecture and over 6 years’ experience in Master Planning and Landscape Architecture.

Prior to joining Athena Properties Limited as a Director for design and planning, Arthur was a Principal Partner at Lexicon + ion In charge of Master Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design working with external teams to ensure projects.

He previously worked in the USA with The HOK Planning Group in Washington DC and EDSA Inc. The HOK Planning Group in Washington DC and EDSA The HOK Planning Group in Wash

Prior to joining Athena Properties Limited as a Director for design and planning, Arthur was a Principal Partner at Lexicon + ion In charge of Master Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design working with external teams to ensure projects.