2015 THEME: Meaningful Brands; Retelling the African Story

The Team


Levis Maina

Levis, a multi-talented brand strategist is the CEO of Sullivan Marketing. He has a wealth of experience in research, strategy and training. He is a First Class Honors Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) graduate and holds an MBA (Marketing) both from the University of Nairobi. He has extensively worked with nonprofits, had a stint at an ad agency and lectured at the University. He has training from Hands On Network, Atlanta, Georgia, USA on managing nonprofit volunteer brands. He enjoys discussions around sustainability & branding. Levis reads inspirational books, and has a sweet tooth for chocolate.


Truphena Owiti

Truphena Owiti is a specialized corporate events planner.She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospitality Management from Moi University and an MBA in Operations & Supply Chain Management from the University of Nairobi.She brings unique talent from the Hospitality industry and as the Conferences Administrator for The University of Nairobi,School of Business, where she has hosted numerous regional conferences and workshops including AIBUMA & ORSEA. She is the Africa Brand Summit Customer Experience Consultant. You can reach her on: truphena@africabrandsummit.org


Lilian Karanja

Lilian (We call her Lily) brings wealth of corporate brand communication as she has worked for leading media houses in Kenya. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication (Broadcast Media & PR) from Daystar University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Nairobi. Lily is multilingual as she speaks fluent English, French and Swahili. She enjoys theatre, photography and writing. She heads the Brand Training & Culture Change department at Sullivan Marketing.


Wesley Owiti

Wesley Owiti is a passionate and creative events organizer. He holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree in Marketing from the University of Nairobi. Wesley is the CEO & Founder of Bowtie Events Ltd, a company dedicated in providing bespoke events with style, elegance and professionalism. He brings over five years experience in events management to the Africa Brand Summit.

He enjoys conversation around branding and events management. You may reach him on wesley@thebowtieevents.com