Alberto J. Cerda Silva
Prof Luis G. Franceschi
Prof Luis G. Franceschi, LLB, LL.M, LL.D is Founding Dean of Strathmore University Law School, which is today regarded as one of the most reputable and innovative law schools in Africa. As a thinker, educator and writer, he loves positive and disruptive innovation. He is currently engaged on the Courts of the Future initiative, where he has brought together academia, practitioners, governments and judicial officers to transform the way justice systems operate in Africa. He is the recipient of the 2018 Utumishi Bora National Award in Research & Writing, the 2016 Australian Award and Visiting Fellowship at Griffith Law School (Brisbane) and he has been appointed as Visiting Fellow of Mansfield College during his visit to Oxford.
His area of expertise focuses on the convergence between Constitutional law and Public International Law “the constitutional regulation of the foreign affairs power”. He is also a legal advisor to several national and international government agencies, commissions and programmes, including international and regional courts, the United Nations and the World Bank. He sits on several boards: Transparency International (Kenya), the International Justice Commission (The Hague), the African Prisons Project (London), the Africa Legal Network (ALN) Academy (Mauritius), the International Association of Law Schools (New York), among others.
His latest publications include “The Rule of Law, Human Rights and Judicial Control of Power”, Springer; “Judicial Independence and Accountability in Light of judiciary Code of Conduct and Ethics of Kenya” ICJ Kenya; “The Cost of the Constitution in Kenya: A Cost Analysis of the New Governance Framework Introduced by the 2010 Constitution of Kenya”, Harvard Africa Policy Review; “The Constitution of Kenya; A Commentary” (a 900-page article by article commentary of the Constitution), SUP (second edition); and “The African Human Rights Judicial System; Streamlining Structures and Domestications Mechanisms Viewed from the Foreign Affairs Power Perspective”. He is also a weekly columnist with the Daily Nation Newspaper (Kenya). He has also conducted executive leadership courses for CEOs in more than 25 countries. He is a Kenyan citizen and resides in Nairobi.
Angela Wasunna is Vice President, Emerging Markets Policy at Pfizer. In her role, she is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a coordinated approach to advance business-focused policy issues related to drug pricing, intellectual property, health systems, healthcare financing and regulatory reform in Emerging Markets. Previously Angela was Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property Policy in Pfizer’s Legal Division. Angela received her law degree from the University of Nairobi Kenya, and advanced law degrees from McGill University, Canada and Harvard Law School. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
Before moving to Pfizer, Angela was Associate for International Programs at the Hastings Center for Bioethics, New York. At the Hastings Center, she managed projects on intellectual property rights, market mechanisms in health systems, and public health policy. Angela has also served as consultant to several agencies including the World Health Organization, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank and the Department for International Development, UK (DFID). Angela has published several peer-reviewed articles in academic journals, and lectured internationally. She is co-author of the book: Medicine and the Market: Equity v Choice, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Marisella Ouma is a lawyer and an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, with expertise in Intellectual Property (IP) Law based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is currently the Head of Legal at the Central Bank of Kenya and has been a parttime/visiting lecturer at the University of Nairobi, Strathmore University and the Africa University. She is also an online tutor at theWorld Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy. She holds a PhD in Law from Queen Mary, University of London. She is a Member of the Law Society of Kenya and the Institute of Certified Secretaries in Kenya. She previously worked as the Deputy Solicitor General, Legal Advisory and Research, Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice and was the founding Executive Director of the KECOBO. She has also served on the Board of the KIPI as well as the Board of the Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA).
Professor Githu Muigai
Professor Githu Muigai hold an LLB and a PhD from the University of Nairobi, an LLM from the Colombia University Law School and Diploma in law from the Kenya School of Law. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). He was called to the Bar in 1985. He specializes in public procurement law, corporate finance, civil and commercial litigation. In addition to the practice of Law, he is the immediate former Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya.