Global Restaurant Investment Forum

25-27 February 2019 – NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam


25-27 February 2019 – Amsterdam

Speaker Profile

Ken Kuguru

Former Group CEO, Java House

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. The Java House Group operates regionally across East Africa, with over 65 branches and 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.