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Madhur Ramrakha

<p>Muddy is a Director of iJenga Ventures Ltd, an integrated real estate developer of affordable housing, healthcare, hospitality & industrial real estate since March 2018. He also serves as Managing Director of Urban Nirvana Property Solutions Ltd., a family office, and two other property holding companies since 2014. Among his philanthropic causes, Muddy is Board Treasurer of the Kenya Green Building Society and Board Chair of Africa Yoga Project.</p> <p>His professional career between 1990 and 2013 spanned four years of audit & advisory practice at Price Waterhouse in Toronto, Canada. Following this, he did 11 different roles over 19 years at the global investment bank J.P. Morgan in Canada, the UK, the US, Russia, Central & Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.</p> <p>He earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation through the California Board of Accountancy in San Diego, CA, USA in 1996, prior to which he earned his Bachelor of Commerce at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1990 with a concentration in Finance & Accountancy. In the property sector, he earned a Greenstar SA Accredited Professional – New Buildings.</p> <strong>Green Building Movement Credentials</strong> <ul> <li>Board Treasurer of the Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS) from 2016 to present</li> <li>GreenStar Accredited Professional – New Buildings 2016</li> <li>Authored the 5-year strategic plan for KGBS which led to its promotion from a Prospective to an Emerging Status member of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) in 2016</li> <li>Master of ceremonies for KGBS’ 2016Annual Green Building Conference at Strathmore Business School</li> <li>Provided $20k funding and program-managed KGBS’ first ever Africa Green Building Summit where it hosted the WGBC’s Africa Regional Network (ARN) meeting in Kenya in March 2017 at the UN</li> <li>Wrote several funding proposals for KGBS’ sustainability grants being offered by development finance institutions and foundations in 2017</li> <li>Panel speaker at Kenya’s Green Bond Launch sponsored by the Kenya Bankers’ Association and Nairobi Securities Exchange in March 2017</li> <li>Collaborated with international property conference organisers to insert green building content into the East Africa Property Investment Summit in April 2017</li> <li>Plenary speaker at the Infrastructure East Africa Conference & Exhibition hosted by the Government of Oman in Kenya in May 2017</li> <li>Spearheading the green finance advocacy within the green building movement</li> <li>Conducted green building and green finance training for several banks in Kenya</li> <li>Adapted international green building guidelines for Nairobi County and trained county urban planners</li> <li>Closing plenary speaker at the 2017 Green Building Council of South Africa’s Convention in October 2017</li> <li>Represented Kenya’s green building movement at the UNEP Finance Initiative Africa & Middle East Roundtable in Johannesburg, South Africa in November 2017</li> <li>Developing the first single family home in Kenya targeting certification under the IFC’s EDGE tool</li> </ul>

Board Treasurer & Chair of Finance Committee, Green Star Africa (Kenya) AP New Buildings

Madhur Ramrakha