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About me

A Serial Entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in investment, portfolio management and market reform for Pan-African projects and initiatives.
Expertise: Africa, Investment, Entrepreneurship, Market Development & Reform
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University of Oregon

B.A., Planning & Public Policy

1989 – 1992

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Cornell Law School

JD/LLM, Law

1992 – 1995

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Stanford Law School

JSM (Master of Laws), Law

1999 – 2000

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Clifford Chance US LLP

Corporate Associat

September 2001 – October 2002 (1 year 2 months)

Coordinated US$5 billion multi-currency bond financing program and supported similar US$4 billion program including syndicated, credit-linked and equity-linked issuances and listing on New York, Luxembourg and Tokyo stock exchanges.

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USAID

Senior Regional Advisor

As Cognizant Technical Officer, oversaw $US fund for government contractors executing transport sector reform along the Northern Corridor (road-rail artery through Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda to the Democratic Republic of Congo).

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ADMI

CHAMPION

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BARCLAYS BANK KENYA

CHAIRMAN

1999 – 2000

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Kenya Private Sector Alliance

Vice Chairman

KEPSA is the sub-region’s largest business lobby, an umbrella federation including the Federation of Kenyan Employers, the Kenya Bankers Association and the Kenya Association of Manufacturers.

In her rise to Vice Chair, Laila worked for the last decade within the larger KEPSA framework, supporting progressive sector reform alongside stakeholders from various industries.

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CENTUM INVESTMENT

DIRECTOR

1999 – 2000

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