Azzedine Nekmouch appointed new President of the “National Order of Architects of Morocco”. Architect graduated from the National School of Architecture of Rabat, Azzedine Nekmouch succeeds the head of the National Council of the Order to Abdelouahed Mountassir. He had notably held the position of President of the “Regional Council of Casablanca”.
A member of the Order of Architects
Member of Casa Carrières
Centrales former president of the Casablanca Order of Architects 98/04
Ex Afac Member
Founding member of the “Casablanca Twinning Committee”
Founding member “ASAC”
Ex Member of the “UIA Scientific Committee” for the Istanbul Congress
Nominator of the Agha Khan Award
Director | PACCI
Kebour Ghenna is the Executive Director of the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) since 2013. He oversees a unique organization representing the interests of business and trade associations in Africa. Previously he founded Initiative Africa, a social enterprise, whose mission is to improve education from cradle to career in Africa.
A well-known business man, Kebour Ghenna has been involved in a number of sectors, including agriculture, technology, media and education. He served as a non-executive director of the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Abyssinia Bank, and the National Fertilizer Company. He presided over the Addis Ababa and Ethiopia Chambers of Commerce, the Ethiopian Business Coalition against HIV/AIDS, the Ethiopian Red Cross Society. Next to his experience in business, Kebour Ghenna has extensive experience in applied research and research design having been involved in the design and execution of numerous research projects working as an expert and consultant for UNECA, UNDP, the WBI, IDRC and various other national and international organizations
Kebour Ghenna has post graduate degrees from SUNY at Stony Brook and NYU. He lectured at the Addis Ababa University and played a key role in the establishment of the School of Information Sciences. He is a regular contributor to Capital, a weekly newspaper in Addis Ababa he established in 1996.
Principal Quantity Surveyor | Miradi Consultants
Alfred was trained as a Quantity Surveyor in University of Nairobi from 1976 to 1979. He graduated with BA in Building Economics in 1979.He worked with the government of Kenya for 16 years up to 1995 when he went into private Practice. Alfred did his Masters in Project Management in Heriot-Watt University in Scotland in 1990 & have handled projects both for private and government as a quantity surveyor and Project Manager. These include office blocks, residential blocks, hospitals, libraries, banks, universities etc.
In professional circles, He has served with the professional bodies in Kenya in various capacities:
Principal Quantity Surveyor in Miradi Consultants, firm of quantity surveyors
Registered with the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors as a Quantity Surveyor (AAK)
A Fellow member of Architectural Association of Kenya
Registered Member of Architectural Association of Kenya
Registered Member of Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (IQSK)
Chairman of Education Committee of College of Fellows in Architectural Association of Kenya
Chairman of Membership Board of The Africa Association of Quantity Surveyors (AAQS)
Immediate Past Treasurer of The Architectural Association of Kenya
Immediate Past Chairman of Architectural Association of Kenya, Quantity Surveyors’ Chapter
Past Vice Chairman of Architectural Association of Kenya, Quantity Surveyors’ Chapter
Council Member of Architectural Association of Kenya
Past Secretary of Architectural Association of Kenya, Quantity Surveyors’ Chapter
Past Council Member of Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya
Treasurer of Tanari Trust
Chairman, Board of Trustees of KHP
Trustee member of several Organizations
Chairlady | Kenya Association of Manufacturers
Flora Mutahi the first ever Chairlady of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) since its inception in 1959. KAM is recognized as one of Kenya’s foremost and strongest Business Member Organizations with over 800 members. In July 2016 , Ms Mutahi was appointed to take over its leadership in July 2016 as one the country’s leading manufacturers and a renowned industry expert.
Ms. Mutahi is one of the most dynamic, bold and courageous female entrepreneurs in Africa . Having entered the entrepreneurial world in the 1990’s , she ventured into new territory to introduce the first flavored tea into the Kenyan market ; and has continued to grow ever since whilst providing inspiration to others in the process. She has extensive experience , both locally and internationally in strategic leadership, business development and market penetration. Flora is passionate about creating awareness on Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) support in driving the industrialization vision for the country in tandem with the Kenya Industrialization Transformation Programme .Additionally , she is the CEO of Azizi Realtors Ltd, and sits on the Board of both Jubilee Insurance company & the Export Promotion Council.
Board Chairman | National Construction Authority
Steven Oundo graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) Degree in 1997 and a Master in Business Administration (Strategic Management) Degree from the same University in 2014. He has served as the Chairman of NCA's Board of Directors since its inception in 2012. Oundo is also a former Chairman of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) where he served with distinction from 2009 to 2013 and a member of the Governing Council since 2005.
Oundo has served in a number of international professional organizations including the Africa Union of Architects (AUA), East Africa Institute of Architects (EAIA), Association of Professional Societies in East Africa (APSEA), Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA). In addition, Oundo served as a Member of Interim Technical, Industrial, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TIVET) Steering Committee under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology from 2009 to 2013.
A registered architect, Oundo has been honored to serve as a Member of the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (BORAQS). He serves in the Board of NSE listed paints manufacturer, Crown Paints Kenya Ltd, as a Non- Executive Director from April 2015 to date. He is also a partner and architect for Trioscape LTD a reputable indigenous architectural practice which was originally formed back in 1999.
He has wide experience in alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Kenya Branch).
Director | Debbie Flevotomou Architects
Debbie Flevotomou Architects was founded by Debbie Flevotomou, an award winning architect and urban designer, ballet dancer, an artist and an aspiring choreographer. Debbie finds inspiration for architecture in dance choreographies that she creates. The dance is flowing and the design is getting unfolded.
Prior to starting her own company, she gained a wide range of experience in various size of practices in the UK. While working for small scale practices, she was involved with high –end individual houses, interior design and alterations. Later on she moved into a medium sized practice, dealing with student accommodations and large residential schemes. She joined Foster+ Partners in 2007 where she was involved with the design of hospitals, airports, high-end residential developments, mixed used blocks, towers, five star hotels, university campuses. Also involved in the design of a number of city master planning and Masdar City; which is the first carbon-neutral and zero-waste community in the desert with initial cost of £100 Billion.
She decided to start her own practice to pursue her own style of architecture-Parametric design. The practice has been awarded 6 design award in 2016 and 12 design awards in 2017 to date, including ‘Female Architect of the year’. ‘Outstanding in Commercial Architecture’, ‘Best Specialist Architectural Practice’ to name but a few. The practice has already gained work in different parts of the world- including Africa and Middle East- with the vision to expand to USA and Asia.
The practice specialises in all design oriented buildings, with the emphasis on tall buildings. The de-sign(renovation) of London Tower 42 has already been awarded 6 international Design Awards while still at concept stage.Debbie’s architectural philosophy is that “architecture should have a poetic dimension in order to contribute to people’swell-being, teach generations about this moment in time and develop social agenda-breaking free from the simple box with openings”.Debbie has been recently elected as an RIBA Councillor.She is also the immediate past Chair- lady of the South London Society of Architects RIBA.
President | Architectural Association Of Kenya
Emma Miloyo is a practicing Architect with vast experience in the building industry in East & Central Africa. She is also the first female President of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) and has served as Chair of Architects ‘Chapter of the AAK. Emma was voted “Top 40 under 40 women in Kenya“ by the Nation Media Group’s Business Daily and is an Eisenhower Fellow. She is a partner at Design Source, a thriving architectural practice with offices in Nairobi and Mombasa.
Emma has served as a member on various boards and committees including:
Board Of Registration Of Architects & Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS)
Vice President , East Africa Institute Of Architects
Ex Bomarian Education Trust Fund. A scholarship fund that supports the education of needy girls & provides career mentorship
Women in Real Estate (WIRE)
Vice President | Morocco Green Building Council
"Graduate from Al Akhawayn University with an Environmental Science and Resource management Minor at the University of Washington, I started my professional journey in the Sustainable Development department of Bureau Veritas where I discovered my passion for green construction. Thus, with a group of experts, we decided to launch the Morocco Green Building Council (MGBC) and accelerate the promotion of green building on the eve of the organization of COP 22 in Morocco. At that time, I had just returned from Egypt from the Regional Conference on Sustainable Cities during which I presented the national report of state of play of sustainable buildings in Morocco for the MENA compilation project launched by the UNEP. Currently working at Bymaro, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, I continue to fuel this passion, notably by being the QHS and LEED certification manager of the Casa Finance City Tower project."
Munene Patrick Mathenge
GM & Market leader | DLR Group
Munene Mathenge is the General Manager for DLR Group’s operations in Kenya. His career experience spans North America, the Caribbean, and Africa.He has been involved in a variety project types that cater to the enrichment of the physical environment, including those with special emphasis on the urban fabric. His broad-based experience includes project management, client management, design, production, and contract administration. A strong communicator with excellent inter-personal skills, Munene’s client-focused personality and creative problem-solving capability allows him to resolve clients’ issues and improve the user and community experience.
Cairo Governorate, Vice President - North | Africa Union Of Architects
He is has a vast experience in Architecture and holding the position of Vice President for North region in (AUA) African Union of Architecture, Society of Egyptian Architects.
Rachid El Idrissi
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