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Dr. Nimrod Israely

IBMAT Conference Director & Founder/CEO, Dream Valley Global 

Using advanced models, technologies, and hands-on experience, I am here to help non-developed economies transfer from agriculture to agro-industry and smallholders from poverty to prosperity. As the founder and CEO of Biofeed and Dream Valley and now also as the Director and Chairman of the IBMA conference, I promote these goals.

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Dr. Kayihura Muganga Didas

PhD, Acting Vice Chancellor, University of Rwanda

Dr. Kayihura Muganga Didas is an experienced Practitioner of Law, Lecturer and Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry and academia, Arbitration and Public Speaking. Strong education professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused on International Business/Trade/Commerce from Utrecht University.

 

He has strong managerial skills both in academia and in practice of Law, but also on-Board membership. He is a Certified trainer in Mediation, Arbitration, Negotiation and Legal practice. Strong experience in Business transactions. Strong experience in Business Transactions.

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Prof. PLO Lumumba

Chairman and Founder of the PLO Lumumba Foundation and Advocate of the High Courts of Kenya and Tanganyika, Consultant with Lumumba and Lumumba Advocates

Prof. PLO Lumumba is a Professor of Public Law, a holder of an LL.D (Doctor of Laws) on the Law of the Sea from the University of Ghent, Belgium, Master of Laws degree and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi. Prof PLO Lumumba holds an honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) (Honoris Causa) from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. He is also a holder of the Degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) (Honoris Causa) from Bells University of Technology in Nigeria. He has been trained on Humans Rights at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies University of London in England, Humanitarian Law at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of the University of Lund in Sweden and on International Humanitarian Law in Geneva, Switzerland. He is an Advocate of the High Courts of Kenya and Tanganyika and a Certified Mediator. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya FCPS (K), a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Management (FKIM) and Honorary Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (FAAS). He is the Chairman of Farafina Investment Group in Monrovia, Liberia and Economic Strategic Growth and Development Initiative for Africa based in Nigeria.

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He is the immediate former Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya School of Law, a former Secretary of the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission and a former Director of the defunct Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC). He is the Founding Trustee of the African Institute for Leaders and Leadership (AILL) and founding Chairman of the Association of the Citizens Against Corruption (ACAC). He was the Founding Dean, Kabarak University School of Law, a former lecturer at the University of Nairobi (UON), the United States International University (USIU Africa) and Widener University USA (Nairobi Summer School).

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Dr. Ron Rosati

Vice Chancellor, Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA)

Dr. Rosati has a long career in agricultural education, currently at the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA) since 2019, where serves as the Vice Chancellor. His career is marked by transformative leadership and an unwavering commitment to student success. At RICA, Dr. Rosati has been part of a team steering the institution towards excellence.

 

Prior to his role at RICA, Dr. Rosati served in various administrative and faculty positions in the United States, at institutions such as the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, Southeast Missouri State University, Texas A&M University Kingsville, and Iowa State University. His teaching roles are in the disciplines of agricultural engineering technology, aquaculture, and international business.

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Prof. Ikechi Agbugba

Chair, Scientific Committee IBMA 2023 -2024

Prof. Ikechi Agbugba is the Chair, Scientific Committee IBMA 2023 -2024. He is also a co-founder, AOTA. As a profound food & agro economist with wide experiences in marketing, business management, entrepreneurship development, food security, technology in agriculture, among other areas, he is the author of ‘’Brain Re-Engineering Concept & Reimagination (BRECR): Strategy for transforming the global south through youth engagement, entrepreneurship development & technology transfer. 

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Febbie Gross Kandaya

Founder & CEO of Charis Invest and Consult (Charis Farms)

Febbie Gross Kandaya is an electrical engineer trained in Renewable Energy and ecological Agribusiness. She founded Charis Farms, an Eco-Agribusiness development social enterprise. Charis Farms employs renewable energy in producing import substitute horticultural crops, enhancing food security and livelihood of rural smallholder farmers through the transferring of climate-smart farming techniques, and inspiring the Malawian youth to embrace Eco-agribusiness as a vocation. 

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Oluwa Tobi Lovv 

Founder, CEO & President of ShareLovv International

Tobi Lovv is a Nigerian Israeli businesswoman, thought leader and international speaker. For a decade, she has risen in repute as an advocate for African integration into spaces of business, trade and diplomacy. As the founder and CEO of ShareLovv International, she consults private and public figures, businesses, organizations and even Governments.

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Dr. Jeannine Uwimana Nicol

Public Health specialist |Senior Researcher at the Centre for Evidence based Health Care, Global Health Department, Faculty of Medicine & Health sciences, Stellenbosch Universit

Dr Uwimana Nicol holds a PhD in Health Policy and Systems Strengthening from the School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape; and other postgraduate training in Health Economics (UCT); International Community Health (University of Oslo, Norway) and Epidemiology and Biostatistics (John Hopkins University- Maryland, USA) among others. 

Dr Uwimana Nicol has expertise in Epidemiology, Infectious and communicable diseases, Maternal and child health, Public Health Nutrition, Evidence synthesis in Public Health and Research methods. Over the past 10 years, she has acquired extensive experience in research and academic environments as a lecturer and supervising and mentoring postgraduate students (master's and PhD) in Rwanda, South Africa, Malawi and Nigeria among others. She has led several research projects locally and internationally including consulting for the MoH in Rwanda, WHO and UNICEF; and had published over 20 peer-reviewed papers and presented her work on local and international conferences.

Pascal Murasira

 Managing Director of Norrsken East Africa

Pascal Murasira has led the transformation of an abandoned school in Kigali into Africa's largest startup dedicated campus.
As a Rwandan-Dutch business leader with over a decade of experience in African entrepreneurship, he is on a mission to attract more resources and support for entrepreneurs across the continent.
Currently, he serves as the Managing Director of Norrsken East Africa, where he is deeply immersed in real estate investing, asset management, stakeholder collaboration, talent cultivation, and building a robust entrepreneurship ecosystem in Rwanda and beyond.
His work with entrepreneurs has been featured in Forbes, CNN, BBC, TechCrunch, and Financeele Dagblad, among others.
In the last decade, he has worked with entrepreneurs in his native Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Sweden, and the Netherlands where he currently resides with his wife and two beautiful children.

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Kudirat Temitope Ande

Founder, Konkere Nigeria Ltd and Edwards Foods Ltd

Kudirat Temitope Ande has both commercial and Mortgage Banking career that span over 15 years from First Bank of Nigeria (November 2001 to October 2005) and Intercontinental Homes Plc (October 2005 to February 2015). After a very successful career in the banking sector, she left to start her own real estate firm known as KONKERE NIGERIA LIMITED and EDWARD FOODS LIMITED an indigenous real estate/construction firm and Agric/Food Processing respectively. With passion for service, she became the Public Relations Officer for NACCIMA (Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce Industries, Mines and Agriculture) Export Group in 2018. Promoting Non-Oil Export in Nigeria by creating value addition in Agro commodities for export, Product Development Packaging, Certification for international markets, Attending International Trade fairs and exhibitions to enhance global trade participation and penetration. Positioned to Strengthening regional trade among African member nations in the wake of AfCFTA.

Jeanette Sutherland

Expert in International development: agriculture/agribusiness

Jeanette Sutherland has over 20 years’ experience in international development, most of which have been focused on agriculture/agribusiness in Sub-Saharan Africa. During this time, she worked for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, the International Trade Centre, and the World Bank as the regional agribusiness coordinator, a senior trade promotions officer, and senior agricultural specialist respectively. 

As the Founder of AgriLuxe Marketing, her vision is to redefine luxury to represent physical, economic, and environmental health and well-being, particularly for the poor, by facilitating access to dynamic agri-markets in three inter-related sub-sectors: wellness and nutrition, agri-tourism, and agricultural waste management. Her mission is to promote agribusiness models that yield sustainable, profitable, and healthy returns to all stakeholders in the agricultural value chain, including financiers, producers, policy makers, and consumers alike.

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Hawa Chloe Niyigena

Entrepreneur: Founder Whiz Upp Ltd, Green fuel and Dezamis

Niyigena Hawa is a young talented Rwandan entrepreneur,She holds a bachelor degree in Conservation Agriculture,specialized in Food Processing From Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture in Rwanda. Highly experienced in Business development. She has founded various businesses such as Whiz Upp Ltd, Green fuel and Dezamis and has extensive expertise in the following domains: Business Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, Innovation and creativity, and Marketing.

She is currently the CEO of Whiz Upp LTD that is involved in beverage production.

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