Webinar on Data Protection & Privacy (Risk Imperatives)


United States International University - Africa, through its Division of Legal Services invites you to an online discussion on “Data Protection & Privacy (Risk Imperatives)”. This webinar is being held in collaboration with our network at Gikera & Vadgama Advocates and Galande Consultants: it is a continuation of our efforts to ensure that the campus community and our partners are appraised on topical legal and governance issues.

Please register for free through this link: https://bit.ly/3rErhuf
When: Thursday August 12, 2021 2:00pm to 4:00pm East African Time
Topic: USIU-Africa Legal Webinar on Data Protection & Privacy (Risk Imperatives)

After registering in advance, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please submit any questions in advance to sasena@usiu.ac.ke or through the registration portal.
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Our host and moderator

Ms. Helen Ambasa, Director-Legal Services at USIU-Africa.
The webinar will be hosted and moderated by Ms. Helen Ambasa, a certified globally engaged leader, lawyer and accredited governance auditor with over 19 years’ experience in Kenya in both the public and private sector. She joined USIU- Africa after a stint in Government where she rose through the ranks from Senior Legal Officer to Acting Corporation Secretary.

She is well versed with the Kenyan legal system and regulatory environment as well as the global operating environment. She is a member in good standing of the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya and the Law Society of Kenya. She serves as a Board member with the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) where she chairs the Finance & Audit Committee. She has served as a Board member on the NITA Sectoral Training Committee. Her current role involves providing efficient and effective legal services at USIU-Africa with an emphasis on commercial & corporate law, Intellectual Property law, employment and labor related issues.

Webinar Speakers
Our Speakers are:-
1. Kananu Mutea, Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution at Gikera & Vadgama Advocates
Kananu is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with 14 years’ experience under her belt. She is a Partner heading the dispute resolution team at Gikera & Vadgama Advocates. She specializes in advising on risk mitigation arising from commercial contracts, company restructuring, employment, family arrangements, financial arrangements, property disputes: including intellectual, moveable and immoveable property. She is an alumni of The Kenya High School and Nagpur University, India. Kananu is a trained arbitrator, mediator and negotiator. Kananu has had work experience in London with well-regarded firms: White & Case, Slaughter & May and Stephenson Harwood in London. She is an active member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Law Society Nairobi Branch Mediation Bar Bench Committee, accredited by the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration as a mediator and on the roll of the Strathmore Dispute Resolution Centre.

2. George Alande, Managing Partner at Galande Consultants
George holds a Bachelor of commerce degree, is a chartered insurer (ACII London) and an associate of the Chartered Arbitrators (ACI Arb). He is an alumni of Strathmore Business School –AMP (Advanced Management Program). He has a rich and varied work experience of over 28 years in leadership positions in the insurance industry within the East African region. Prior to taking the mantle at Galande Consultants as the Managing Partner, George was the MD of First Assurance company (K) Ltd. He was the Country CEO of The Jubilee Insurance Co. of Tanzania Ltd where he led both General Insurance and Life companies, joining them from Lion Assurance Company of Uganda where he was the MD. He had also worked in various capacities earlier with Jubilee Group, in Kenya, Tanzania and in Uganda, and has also worked with ALICO (AIG) Kenya, ICEA Insurance Company in Kenya among others. He has helped set and develop medical insurance within the region as well as entrench wellness programs.

3. Felix M. Mung’ara, Associate at Gikera & Vadgama Advocates
Felix is an Advocate of the High Court with 6 years’ experience and is presently a senior associate in the Corporate & Commercial Department at Gikera & Vadgama Advocates. He has extensive experience in transactional, non-contentious and contentious, advisory work. Felix’s client base is broad and includes startups, local and foreign investors whom he advises on legal processes and procedures in immigration, employment, licensing, structuring, and optimizing legal vehicles, corporate governance, regulatory compliance and requirements. He also advises on protection of intellectual property in Kenya through international organizations such as ARIPO. Felix has experience in ICT and telecommunications. Having previously worked as an in-house lawyer, he is responsive to client needs. Felix is an alumnus of Kenyatta University and has a Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law. He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya.


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