Jaffar S. Abdulkadir

Managing Director, Aqeel Consulting, Kenya

Mr. Jaafar is the Managing Director of Aqeel Consulting Limited. He has a solid banking experience spanning over two decades. He established the KCB Islamic banking unit and was also part of the team that set up the KCB South Sudan subsidiary over a decade ago.

Jaafar is quite knowledgeable in business development, project management, governance, leadership, risk management, operations, sales and marketing among others.

He holds a BA degree in Development studies from Kimmage Development Centre-Ireland, Diploma in Micro-finance from Strathmore University, Diploma in Islamic banking and Insurance from the London Institute of Islamic banking and Finance as well as a Postgraduate certificate in Social entrepreneurship from the Colorado State University.

He also has a certificate in Islamic Finance from INCEIF University Malaysia and Masters degree in Public Policy and Management from the Strathmore Business School.

Jaafar is a trainer and a speaker in both local and global forums and offers thought leadership in banking, finance, leadership and management.  He writes regularly articles and opinions in the Kenyan newspapers and other international publications.î