ISBI Institute @ Strathmore was founded by Strathmore Educational Trust (SET) and an Austrian NGO, ICEP (www.icep.at), with the goal to promote business and management mastery amongst small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

We offer comprehensive innovative business programmes for entrepreneurs who wish to streamline their operations, expand their business and graduate from small informal stage to formal or higher levels of scale enterprises. The main focus of the programmes is on the immediate practical value for entrepreneurs and best practices from each industry involved. All business cases were developed based on real-life Kenyan examples. The class framework also provides an excellent opportunity to network and exchange ideas with like-minded entrepreneurs.

Our faculty is uniquely suited to address the SME segment. The combination of vast industry experience in their respective fields and interactive in class lecturing aims to provide a real competitive advantage through people.



Maryanne Akoth

Director for Programs

Maryanne is passionate about supporting entrepreneurship & employment.

She has experience in organizational mgt & in 2019 was nominated promising innovation leader by ALPS


Janet Odawa

Operations Lead

Janet is responsible for planning & execution of operations and coordination of classes.

Janet holds a degree in Actuarial Science from Strathmore University

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Olive Kirigo

Business Development

Olive is responsible for business development. She has a background in Banking & CRM Consulting.

She holds a degree in Administration & Mgt Finance from St. Paul's University


Josephine Ng'ang'a

Academic & Alumni Relations

Josephine oversees AEP sessions & is in charge of curriculum  development.  


She doubles up as the Alumni Relations Lead & holds a degree in Actuarial Science from Strathmore University.


Francis Mutua

Finance & HR Manager

Francis is responsible for overseeing day to day operations, budgeting,  financial reporting, audit & HR Processes 

He holds a degree in Economics & is a Certified Accountant (CPAK)


Ian Mngolia

ReKa Project & Research Lead

Ian leads ISBI's research & analysis team and is involved in development of the ReKa project.

Ian holds a degree in Financial Engineering from Strathmore University

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Agnes Mukulu

Business Development

Agnes is a seasoned business development professional with experience in the banking and insurance industries.

Agnes has a degree in Economics & Finance from Kenyatta University



Prof. Robert Mudida

Negotiation Module

Prof. Mudida is an Associate Professor of Political Economy at Strathmore University Business School.


He has considerable lecturing & practical experience in the areas of Economics, Applied Econometrics, Public Policy, Negotiation, International Trade & Finance.

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Roseline K. Njogu

Legal Module

Ms. Roseline is a PhD Candidate at the University of Nairobi & holds a Master of Laws Degree (LLM) from Harvard Law School.

She is an expert in corporate law, antitrust & Islamic Finance. She also serves on the advisory board of the South African Journal on Policy Development (SAJPD) where she advises on articles of International Investment & Finance

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Thrity Engineer-Mbuthia

Marketing & Entrepreneurship Modules

Thrity Engineer is a Certified Executive & Leadership Coach & a Professional Marketer who has worked with diverse professionals in the business environment

Her areas of specialization are in Management and Leadership, Communication, Customer Experience, Sales & Marketing. She has trained over 320 managers in East Africa & 100 managers for KNHCR, MESPT, AIG & KCB among others


Dr. James Wanjagi

Strategy Consultant 

Dr. James Wanjagi holds a PhD in Organizational Management from Capella University - School of Business in Minneapolis. 

He is a seasoned senior level executive, Certified Project Mgt. Professional, Strategist & IT Technology expert with over 15 years market experience, managing organizational performance & multi-million dollar operations & projects

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Ngina Mutava

Tax Module

Ngina is a tax lawyer with over 10 years' experience in tax & general legal practice. She holds a Master's Degree in International Tax from New York University. Her areas of focus include: International Taxation, Tax Policy, gender & tax as well as domestic tax.

She is the Associate Director of Strathmore Tax Research Centre and has worked with  KPMG & set up tax departments for top firms in the country

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Betty Maloba

Strategy and Investment & Banking Modules

Betty Maloba has 20 years’ experience in the banking industry, working as a senior business development manager at KCB (Kenya Commercial Bank). She is currently pursuing her PhD.


She has facilitated staff and client training while at KCB with respect to strategy and has vast knowledge in Investment and Banking, Bank products & Financing.

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John Njane

Employee Management Module

John Njane is the Human Resource Manager at Strathmore University Business School, previously worked as the HR Partner at Strathmore University.

John is a mentor, serving undergraduate students at Strathmore University and a Part-time lecturer in areas of Leadership, Corporate Governance and Human Resource Management.

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Tabitha Njuguna

Finance Modules

Tabitha is a doctoral fellow pursuing a PhD in Business Administration (Finance). She is an affiliate of the Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Tabitha has over 10 years of teaching experience at Strathmore University. She is also involved in lecturing finance courses for executive programs at the business school. Prior to which, she worked at Commercial Bank of Africa now (NCBA)

Managing Board


Dr. Bernhard Weber


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Dr. Andrew Olea



Dr. George Njenga



Suncan Pavlovic