KPDA Management

The management of the Association lies in the KPDA Board of Directors. The Board comprises of the Chairman; Vice-Chairman; Secretary; Treasurer and three other Directors who are elected into office every two years during the Association’s Annual General Meetings. The Association has a permanent secretariat managed by a Chief Executive Officer

Our Board Members

Ken Luusa

Ken graduated from the University of Aberdeen, (Scotland) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Land Economics in 1990. He joined a leading International firm of Chartered Surveyors and worked in the property management department of the firm’s Aberdeen Office where he was responsible for the firm’s client portfolio in the North East of Scotland. Prior to joining Acorn Group, he was the Regional Chief Executive Officer of Property Development and Management Ltd (PDM), an Aga Khan Development Network Company where he was responsible for managing and developing the organization’s commercial property portfolio in East Africa.

Ravi Kumar Kohli
Vice Chairman

Ravi is the Founder and Managing Director of Karibu Homes, a large scale affordable housing developer of 1, 200 units under construction in Athi River. He currently serves as a member of the KPDA Public Policy and Advocacy Committee and shall play in researching on private sector’s contribution in proving affordable and low cost dignified housing to Kenyans.

He has 15 years working experience in property development both in Kenya and the United Kingdom and holds a BA (Hons) in Economics and Human Resource Management.

Palkesh Shah
Immediate Past Chairman

Palkesh Shah holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from New Hampshire College. He has headed operations in Spin Knit Dairy Ltd, Sakiza Spinning Ltd, and GlobalN Paper Products Ltd and is also an active Director at Chigwell Holdings Ltd. Palkesh has held various leadership positions in social organizations including Shah Lalji Nangpar Academy, Oshwal Academy and is a founding member of the Africa Leadership Initiative – East Africa Foundation. He is the Founder Chair of the KPDA Affordable Housing Task Force.

Caroline Karugu
Board Director

Caroline is a Senior Associate in the Real Estate and Finance department of Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates and focuses mainly on property law, property development work, real estate financing, property joint ventures and structuring of mixed use developments. She has handled a variety of property transactions including, structuring of property joint ventures, property acquisitions, residential and mixed use projects, large scale commercial retail leasing, property management contracts and securities.

Hamish Govani
Board Director

Hamish is the Executive Director of Lantana Homes. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering, ACGI and a Masters in Business Administration. Hamish has diverse experience in real estate development and has overseen several construction projects in the country.

Gikonyo Gitonga
Board Director

Gikonyo is the Managing Director at Axis Real Estate Ltd. He is a highly experienced and qualified Real Estate professional services expert and holds an MSc (Econs) in Urban Development Planning from the University of London and a BA (Land Economics) from the University of Nairobi. He is a full member of The Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (Valuation & Estate Agents Chapter) and is a Registered Estate Agent.

Anne Wakonyo Muchiri
Board Director

Anne acted as a legal adviser and a founder Director of the then Kenya Private Developers Association. She is currently serving as a member of the KPDA Public Policy and Advocacy Committee.

She is currently the Managing Director of Rozana Properties Ltd, a company engaged in development and sale of residential homes. Anne is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and has served on Nairobi Stock Exchange Board Committee on Business Development and Public Education as a Committee Member. She has also acted as a legal advisor and secretary for the Oil and Gas Contractors Association of Kenya, as well as acted as a local co-ordinator for the Anthony Robbins Foundation which headed the participation of Kenyan youth in their Global Youth Leadership Summit Annual Program.

Anne is a Certified Public Speaker (Toastmasters International) and is a conversant with the French language.

The Board of Directors of KPDA has 100% confidence in the positive impact Anne will make on the Board.

Caroline Kihara
Board Director

Caroline has been the Head of Mortgage Sales at KCB Bank since 2015. She has over 15 years’ experience in Real Estate Financing; 10 of which has been in Senior management level specializing in SME/ Business Banking, Corporate Banking, Microfinance Banking as well as Mortgage Finance banking. She has worked at the United Bank of Africa (UBA – Kenya Ltd), Standard Chartered Bank, Equity Bank, Housing Finance and at the Kenya Women Finance Trust.

Caroline is part of KCB Women in Leadership Network (WILN).

She is a member of the KPDA Affordable Housing Task Force, the KPDA Membership and Outreach Committee as well as the KPDA Institutional Strengthening Committee.

Alex Waiharo Kinuthia
Board Director

Alex is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jabez Properties, a real estate development business which focuses on the construction and sale of quality, affordable residential properties. He has worked for several years in the Information Technology (IT) industry before joining the real estate sector and has diverse experience both in the implementation of IT based business systems and real estate development.

Alex holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering from the University of Nairobi and a Masters degree in Construction Management from the same institution. He currently serves as a member of the KPDA Public Policy and Advocacy Committee.

Zoravar Singh
Board Director

Zoravar Singh is a Director of iJenga, an integrated real estate development and investment company. Zoravar also serves as a Director of the Kenya Property Developers Association where he Chairs the Affordable Housing Task Force.

Previously, Zoravar served as General Manager for Agriculture at Equity Group Foundation, CEO of Community Lab with The Earth Institute at Columbia University,  where he focused on health systems and integrated development in developing countries, and real estate investment banker. Zoravar started his career as a management and technology consultant at Accenture.

Zoravar received a Bachelors of Commerce in Operations Management from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Business Administration in real estate and finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Shiv Arora
Board Director

Shiv is the Chief Executive Officer at Superior Homes Kenya (PLC), East Africa’s leading residential master-planned real estate developer. His work experience spans across the real estate development and financial services sectors respectively, in Investment Banking, Global Wealth Management, and Fund Management, gained with CitibankMerrill Lynch Wealth Management, Britam Asset Managers, Cytonn Investments, and Superior Homes Kenya, respectively. Key focus areas include (I) Mergers & Acquisitions, private market transactions, and deal structuring, (ii) real estate investment and development, and (iii) investment analysis and fund management.

He is a Bachelor of Science Graduate in Economics from the University of Warwick

Michael Kaniu
Board Director

Michael is a Business Executive with over 28 years of experience in Africa and the USA who has the ability to work effectively at all levels in organizations, manage change and exceed commercial profit targets.

Prior to forming his own real estate company, Natureville Homes, Michael has worked in Engineering Companies in USA and Kenya in engineering design for buildings.

He held director-level roles in blue-chip multi-national Software Companies like Sybase, Microsoft and SAP. Michael holds an MBA from Leicester University, UK, and an Applied Science degree in Engineering from ITT Technical Institute based in Seattle, USA. In addition, he holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing..

KPDA Committee Mandates, May 2020

Members are encouraged to request to join any of the Association committees to connect and engage with professional/peer networks and government leadership; as well as identify a leadership position that aligns with one’s professional goals and objectives. KPDA members are encouraged to play a more active role in the Association by getting involved in leadership opportunities.

Download the KPDA Committee Mandates, May 2020 Here

For more information on how you can serve on any of the KPDA Committees, please contact the secretariat:

Kenya Property Developers Association
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