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Profiles of Faculty

Dr. Freddie R. Acosta

Strathmore Business School Dr. Freddie R. Acosta is currently a Senior Lecturer of Information & Technology Management at Strathmore Business School. He worked as a computer programmer, system network engineer and entrepreneur in his early career before becoming Assistant Professor of IS/IT at University of Baguio, Olivarez College, Mapua Institute of Technology and Lyceum of the Philippines.

He joined Strathmore University in 2004 as Senior Lecturer of Information Systems and Academic Director in the Faculty of Information Technology. Later, he was appointed Coordinator of School of Graduate Studies. He also served as Visiting Professor at the International School of Management (Senegal), University of Asia and the Pacific (Philippines) and the World Bank/GBSN/AABS's Teaching the Practice of Management in Africa for many years where he taught at GIMPA (Ghana) and GIBS (South Africa).

He has published scholarly and general articles in national and international journals and newspapers, and authored/co-authored many case studies and books. He has also consulted for many private and public organizations in Kenya and Ethiopia. In the most recent past, he had the opportunity to work as Chief Information Officer at Hashi Energy, in charge of the Group's ICT in East and Central Africa. Dr. Acosta holds a BSc (CompEng) from Mapua Institute of Technology, Master of Business Administration (IT), Master of Business Education and PhD-DevEd (Info&Tech Mgmt.) from University of Baguio, Philippines. He is a Harvard Business School-trained Case Methodology teacher (CPCL-2006) and IT leader (DIS-2008). He is an active member of the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) and Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).ersity of Baguio, Olivarez College, Mapua Institute of Technology and Lyceum of the Philippines.

Dr. Robert Mudida

Dr. Robert Mudida is a Senior lecturer at Strathmore Business School and has considerable lecturing experience in the areas of negotiation skills, economics, financial management, international finance and general management. He lectures on both the MBA Program and Executive Education.

He is also currently the Master in Public Policy Management Academic Director at Strathmore Business School. He holds a doctorate from the University of Nairobi. His doctoral thesis addresses the area of constitutional negotiations in the Kenya context.

He also possesses an MSc in Financial Economics from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies and an MA in international studies from the University of Nairobi. He has also attended courses at the London School of Economics in the UK and IESE Business School in Spain.

He has practical experience in international business having worked for several international organisations, including having been the head of the commercial section of the Embassy of Chile in Kenya and an administrative officer with the Embassy of Spain in Nairobi for several years.

This work involved considerable negotiations with the private and public sectors. He also has experience in multilateral negotiations; he represented the Kenyan Government in regional negotiations with the Inter-governmental Authority on Development.

Dr. Mudida has published widely in his areas of research interest which include international economics, financial economics, institutional economics, the economics of development and the economics of conflict. Dr. Mudida is a member of the Royal Economics Society of the UK and the Society for Financial Econometrics of the US.

Dr. David Ndii

Dr. Ndii, founder and managing director of Africa Economics, is one of East Africa's leading and most influential independent economists.

He has extensive experience in economic policy, which includes Economic advisor to the Government of Rwanda, public finance expert to the Kenya constitutional review Committee of Experts (COE), advising the NARC administration on the Economic Recovery Strategy (ERS) credited with the post 2003 recovery of the Kenyan economy.

He also consults for international development institutions and advises leading corporations in East Africa on strategy. He co-founded the Institute of Economic Affairs, Kenya's first independent policy think tank.

He has written extensively in the Kenyan media on economic development and governance issues and is a popular public speaker.

He has doctorate and master's degrees in economics from university of oxford, masters and bachelor's degrees from the University of Nairobi, is a Rhodes Scholar and Eisenhower fellow.

Ms Carol Musyoka

Ms Musyoka has over 10 years of financial leadership and legal experience working in Kenya and the United States.

She has extensive deal origination, negotiation, structuring and execution experience, having been involved in several landmark corporate finance transactions in Kenya.

She served as the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of K-Rep Bank, Kenya's first micro finance institution. Prior to this, she was the Corporate Director, Barclays Bank Kenya.

Carol has had considerable credit risk and corporate banking experience and training over her banking career, at both Barclays and Citibank. Her legal experience includes drafting the regulatory framework for unit trusts in Kenya.

She currently sits on the boards of Trans-Century Ltd., British American Tobacco Ltd and BOC Gases all of which are Nairobi Stock Exchange listed companies. She also sits on the Board of Trustees of SOS Children's Villages.

Carol currently provides bespoke training solutions to a number of multinational and locally owned banks in Kenya which range from Leading Change, Managing for Value as well as Leadership Lessons from Disaster Situations.

Her clients include Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of Africa and Chase Bank in Kenya. She has also been a co-facilitator on Fast Forward, a local leadership development program that provides "Leadership Unusual" insights to Chief Executive Officers and C-Suite Management of leading Kenyan companies (www.sunwords.com). Carol has also delivered talks to the Kenya Institute of Bankers and the African Institute of Bankers on the global financial crisis and its impact on African economies.

Her skills in breaking down complex financial events and contextualizing the same to local situations have been well received and are a constant feature of her weekly Monday articles in Kenya's leading business newspaper, the Business Daily (www.bdafrica.com).

Carol is a holder of a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Law degree from Cornell University, USA. Carol, a recipient of the 2010 Eisenhower Fellowship for International Leadership, lives in Nairobi, Kenya and is married with two children.

Dr. S. Wagura Ndiritu

Dr. Ndiritu is a faculty lecture at the Strathmore Business School. He is also the academic director of Agribusiness programs. Dr. Wagura holds a PhD. in Economics from School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In addition to his doctoral degree, Dr. Wagura's academic attainment also includes, MA (Economics) degree with the best master thesis and a Bachelor of Education (Economics and Mathematics) degree (First class honours), all from the University of Nairobi. He also participated in the project management, agribusiness and post-harvest management program at Galilee International Management Institute, Israel. Simon has trained in the critical teaching methodologies in management education e.g. case study method of teaching during the 2014 International Faculty Program (IFP) at IESE Business School, University of Navarra in Barcelona Spain. Before joining the PhD program he taught at the School of Economics, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Dr. Wagura has a broad research interest in Applied Micro- Econometrics, Environmental Resources, Economics of Water Resources, Agriculture and Development Economics. He has worked on collaborative research with CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center) scientists. Simon has worked extensively on agricultural economics on topic such as food security, gender issues in technology adoption and post-harvest losses. He has great interest in agribusiness and post-harvest management.

Dr. Wagura has won several scholarships and awards. For instance, The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Academic Board prize for the best Master's thesis in the 2006/2007 Academic year and the best gender paper for CCAFS 2011 (Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security). His research work has been published in the Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development; World Development; and Regional Environmental Change journals.