Category : The Star Business

Business / The Star Business - 23 hours ago

Marketing leaders needed

We live and work in a region where there are still relatively few marketers at executive board level. In fact, there are fewer marketing directors than HR directors. This may reflect the perception that HR – in its traditional role of controlling the...

Business / The Star Business - 2 days ago

KenGen powering Kenya to the future

The Kenya Electricity Generating Company was established in 1954 and listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange in 2006. In 2006, The Securities Exchange was located in Nation House and I recall the euphoria and the excitement around that listing. It...

Business / The Star Business - 2 weeks ago

The End Zone and the Mighty Dollar

The end zone in american football is where a football team scores. Some teams will start the move near their own end zone and string a sequence of moves to get to the opponent's end zone. Occasionally, a team will throw a ''hail-mary'' pass and make...

Business / The Star Business - 4 weeks ago

The age of disruption

I was fortunate enough to be moderating an event in Nairobi last week co-hosted by KEPSA and UNCTAD where the chief guest was the chairman of Alibaba, Jack Ma. I reflected on how this visit has in many ways single-handedly reset the China-Africa narr...

Business / The Star Business - 1 month ago

How to grow African Trade

As the African Export and Import Bank holds the Annual General Meeting in Rwanda this week, it is time to ponder its mandate of promoting African trade. This is because trade is a key driver of economic growth, more so for Africa. A lot of effort has...

Business / The Star Business - 2 months ago

SMEs are the building blocks for industry

SMEs are the building blocks for the growth of the industrial sector and are core to Vision 2030. A key growth strategy is to support SMEs to produce quality products that can compete with imports both locally and in the export market. This involves...