Our Team

Meet Our Hardworking Team

The Nguzo Africa team is comprised of a multi-talented team of professionals who can bring value to your business or project. We have combined our experience obtained over time and in desperate sectors, to bring you a truly responsive and passionate team capable of delivering real value to your project.

Margaret Odhiambo

I care deeply about making a tangible difference in organizations that I work with and believe that Kenyan organizations can achieve best in class excellence in operations to support their goals.
I have devoted my career to understanding operations and how to synergise and align disparate processes to deliver value. I spent more than 11 years in Eveready EA PLC, a listed company, advising on legal, commercial, operations, stakeholder programs and strategic human resources. Additionally, my three years at Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates, a leading law firm in Kenya with a regional presence where I started my career, solidified my transactional legal experience which makes me an asset to my clients.

Experience

  • Advising on performance and compensation plans.
  • Advising on the legal and human resource aspects of the closure of a manufacturing operations with over 100 employees.
  • Assisting a listed company to develop a comprehensive compliance program to support its listing status.
  • Supporting and advising a listed company on its regulatory environment, risk and compliance.
  • Helping a listed company develop comprehensive policies and procedures to govern its operations and processes.
  • Advising on legal and marketing aspects on the conceptualization, development and production of a new multifaceted product brand that was successfully launched in Kenya.
  • Working with a company to create an IP framework to support its brands.
  • Representing a company in lobbying efforts on matters affecting its business.

Experience

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – University of Nairobi
  • Doing Business in a Globalized World, Pan Africa EMBA Module – IESE Business School, University of Navarra
  • MBA (Coursework Completed) – Strathmore Business School
  • Diploma of Laws – Kenya School of Law
  • Member – Institute of Directors
  • Member – Law Society of Kenya

Carolyne Matara

I am passionate about providing businesses with practical, efficient and robust solutions to their regulatory and compliance challenges. Having worked in a corporate environment for over 12 years, I have a good understanding of business operations, which I combine with my legal knowledge to deliver innovative legal and business solutions.
I have extensive and accomplished experience in providing leadership in the legal aspects of Anti-Bribery Compliance, Anti –Money Laundering Compliance, Privacy, Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Compliance, Advocacy and commercial business transactions, Having worked as a Regional General Counsel for a global manufacturing company covering Africa and Israel, I’m well equipped to support enterprises in various countries across Africa with their compliance requirements.
I am a graduate of Law and a holder of an LLM in Public Finance from the University of Nairobi.

Experience

  • Providing technical legal advice on compliance related legislation to various business entities.
  • Designing and implementing compliance policies for businesses in line with their risk exposure and in compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Conducting proactive compliance risk assessment.
  • Providing legal advise on various commercial transactions.
  • Conducting 3 rd party due diligence for transactional purposes.
  • Development and provision of customized training for compliance requirements including Anti Corruption Compliance, Anti Money Laundering, Ethics, Privacy and Export Compliance.
  • Provision of legal audit services.
  • Provision of professional Government Relations consultancy services.

Experience

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – University of Nairobi
  • LLM in Public Finance- University of Nairobi
  • Emerging Leader Program- Harvard Publishing
  • Women in Executive Leadership League – Strathmore Business School
  • Diploma of Laws – Kenya School of Law
  • Member – Institute of Directors
  • Member – Law Society of Kenya