Nairobi (Kenya), September 2020. We are very pleased to report that Mr. Abubakar Ali Salim has agreed to join the Ecodudu advisory board. Mr. Ali has an extensive track record of developing businesses in Kenya and the East Africa Region.

Mr. Ali’s primary areas of expertise are in developing and executing sound financial strategies and growth models. He has proven ability in audit, analyzing the quality of earnings, evaluating cash flows in terms of key business drivers, and business reconfiguration to deliver business objectives and enhance shareholder value. In addition, he has experience in accounting for mergers and acquisitions, reviewing purchase and sales agreements, and assessing compliance with IFRS and other regulatory reporting standards.

Mr. Ali sits on several companies’ boards including: NAMA, a company set up to handle direct investments in Kenya for middle East investors; Gulf Energy Transport, an East African region haulage company; and finally, he serves as chairman of Swalapala Investments Ltd, a boutique investment company in early stage growth companies. Abubakar is a business leader and financial expert currently serving as CFO, Gulf Power Limited.

Mr. Ali holds a Global EMBA Trium (HEC Paris, NYU Stern, LSE) and is a chartered accountant with ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). With his experience and qualifications, Mr. Ali wisely blends his easy going personality with professional maturity to successfully influence a high performance culture within the team he leads and the company as a whole.

His professional demeanor is excellent and his negotiation capabilities are valuable to any business. With a Global Executive MBA (HEC Paris, NYU Stern and LSE), he wisely blends his easy-going personality with professional maturity to successfully influence a high-performance culture within the team he leads and the company as a whole.

Mr. Ali’s experience and advice will be invaluable to Ecodudu, particularly his experience in growing start-ups in Kenya and business development experience. Ecodudu will also benefit from Mr. Ali’s extensive networks, which include relevant and diverse business opportunities.