Speaker Profile

Ken Kuguru

Group CEO, Java House

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MBA, Michigan Ross School of Business

B.S., Wake Forest University

Ken Kuguru joined Java House in April 2016.  The Java House Group is East Africa's largest restaurant company including leading restaurant brands Java House, 360 Degrees Artisan Pizza and Planet Yogurt. Java House operates regionally across East Africa, with over 50 branches and approx. 2000 employees.

Prior to Java House, Ken Kuguru worked at Philips Electronics in Shanghai, China. At Philips, Ken served in the Consumer Lifestyle division as the head of Kitchen Appliances for Greater China including Taiwan and Hong Kong, as well as the Marketing director for Asia Pacific Consumer Lighting Division

Ken Kuguru is a 2003 graduate of the Michigan Ross School of Business, and a 1998 graduate of Wake Forest University.  His language skills are in English, Mandarin, and Kiswahili.

Ken is an avid, albeit it high-handicapped, golfer.