Allan KilavukaGlobal Operations Local Leader, Sub-Sahara Africa
General Electric Company, Kenya
Allan was born in Kenya. He attended University of Nairobi and graduated with a BCom degree in Accounting in 1995. He joined Deloitte & Touche and qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in 1998. Allan rose to the position of Audit Manager before joining GE in 2005 as the Global Business Services Leader for Africa. In 2009, he relocated to South Africa to take up a role with GE Power Generation Services as the Africa Finance Manager. In 2007, Allan took up dual role with GE Energy Management as the Middle East and Africa Controller and the Head of Finance for the South Africa plant. In 2013, he changed roles to become the Africa Commercial Finance Manager before relocating back to Kenya in 2014. In July 2015, he took up his current role as the Global Operations leader for Sub-Sahara Africa. He obtained a postgraduate certificate in psychology from the University of Liverpool in 2016. He has experience in Business Process Outsourcing, Financial Leadership and Strategy, General Management, Offshoring, Controllership & Compliance, Financial Planning & Analysis and has extensive knowledge of the Africa Business Environment. Allan enjoys teaching, current trends, mentoring, public discussions and public speaking and has recently started a hobby in hiking. He has had several speaking engagements on a variety of issues including the Euro Finance conferences, the CFO Africa Show, the Africa Finance Summit, University of Johannesburg and the Gordon Institute of Business. Allan also enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
9:15 AM Chairman’s opening remarks: The role of shared services in driving business strategy and performance
Understanding where you are going is key when creating a roadmap to drive your business forward. Whether you are starting your journey or have been on the journey for some time, knowing where the future of shared services lies will enable you to get there more effectively. This panel will look at:
l Gaining insights from the leaders in the industry as to their long-term objectives for their shared services operations
l Examining how technology will facilitate process optimisation and further minimise transactional costs
l Future proofing your business to enable your shared services centre to drive your business growth and expansion
l Examining how nationalisation laws and regulations will impact the development of your shared services initiatives
l Identifying the end game for business process outsourcing - can you run an effective business with minimal internal employees?
l Eliminating human involvement in transactional processes and utilising your workforce to maximise profitability