Samuel KariukiGroup Finance Director
Centum Investment Company
Samuel Kariuki is the Group CFO at Centum Investment Company Plc. He oversees the Group’s Finance, Tax and ICT functions in addition to working with the Group CEO Office on strategic planning, implementation and business performance management. He also supports the Managing Director of Centum Business Solutions Limited, the Group’s shared services subsidiary, in managing the Group’s shared services. Previously, he worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Kenya and in Rwanda for over 10 years. At PwC, he rose through the ranks to an Associate Director and was responsible for Operations, Business Development and Leading Financial Advisory and Assurance engagements. He played a lead role in setting up and establishing the PwC practice in Rwanda in 2010. He holds an MBA in Strategic Planning from Heriot-Watt University, an Applied Accounting Degree and an Engineering degree. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Certified Information Systems Auditor.
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