Transformational Experiences

AgriBusiness Mentorship – Building Your Future Now

Written by Kelvin Nguyi, a student at Multimedia University of Kenya and and currently taking part in the Lapid Leaders Experience:

Meet Samuel Ndonga, a leading agribusiness consultant, Venture Capitalist and investor. He is currently a Consultant Investment Manager for  Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF), a Trustee at The Economic Projects Transformational Facility, a Director at Act! Act Change Transform and a Member of the Advisory Board at BlueInventure TM . We recently had the opportunity to meet and interact with Sammy Ndonga. We were all filled with questions on how  to succeed in Agribusiness and generally business. After a brief introduction he dived into giving us great insights in the sector. (more…)


How Mentorship is Exposing Me to Opportunities

Written by Abel Ndinyo, a student at Multimedia University of Kenya and currently taking part in the Lapid Leaders Experience:

The Lapid Leaders Africa Mock Interview Day was held on 17th September, 2016 and was administered by Human Resource Managers from various companies. Gloria Akinyi the HR Advisor East & French West Africa at Kantar Millward Brown and the Human Resource Manager in Sub Saharan Africa for Millward Brown (a global research firm) was one of the panelists to grace the occasion. She conducted several group and individual interview sessions, and gave everyone invaluable feedback on how to ace interviews in future.


5 Key Components of success in Agribusiness

Written by Brendan Kuria, a student at JKUAT and currently taking part in the Lapid Leaders Experience:

Recently, some of the Lapid Leaders and I had the privilege of holding a mentorship session with Sammy Ndonga, who is one of the leading Agribusiness consultants in the continent, and is currently working with Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment Fund (AATIF). (more…)

Invaluable lessons from the Centum Group CFO


Written by Kagera Brian, a third year student at JKUAT and a Lapid Leader from Cohort 3:

In May I was glad to attend a seminar planned by LLA (Lapid Leaders Africa) and a lot was to be learnt. In one of the sessions we had the chance to be inspired be a great man, this is what current CFO of Centum Samuel Kariuki had to share. (more…)

Achieving Greatness Through Service To Others

One of the greatest tragedies of our time, is that our country is led by people who have little value for the values that every great nation has been built on. The greatest ambition of many of our leaders is to amass power, people who will settle for nothing less than being considered the greatest! Fortunately, this is not a new phenomenon. Centuries ago, there was a team of leaders who also sought after greatness. (more…)

You will be engaged, stimulated and challenged!

Mid-season reflection report written by Sheroe Mburu, a graduate of JKUAT:

My transformation began at the beginning of the experience when we were required to take a personality test. I was shocked at my results as they were mostly true, I absolutely loved some of the traits highlighted in the results of the test, but did not like some of the traits. (more…)

Get ready to be a changemaker

Written by Winnie Mandela, a graduate of Jomo Kenyatta University

My Lapid Leaders Experience has been a journey of a lot of learning and growth. For starters, I finally understood that there is success beyond failure. For a long time, I struggled with dealing with failure, which hindered me from achieving different goals and led to missing out on opportunities. However, through the different mentors and teachings that I got in Lapid, I have been able to take the bold step of trying, failing and trying again because success lies beyond failure. (more…)