Doing Business in Africa

Had a fascinating evening at the Muthaiga Country Club in Nairobi, the setting for “Out of Africa” and the place where women can still only go into the men’s bar one day a year (January 1st). In the movie, Merrill, the key character, was thrown out.  Very old English type club with such a long history.

My friend, Sam Owen, let me join a meeting he had with 4 guys from a Fortune 100 USA company wanting to do more business in Kenya and Africa. Very sharp international VP.  Sam brought in 3 outstanding business leaders from Nairobi including a former Shell Oil executive and current Google top executive.  I learned a huge amount of stuff about Kenya and Africa and how to do business here.  Fun stuff!!!

Spent some time in the afternoon with Simon at an animal reserve.  Business seminar tomorrow afternoon and evening, tour Saturday, and Simon’s church on Sunday. I fly home Monday evening which is day 21.  I am learning a lot about Kenya from Simon, my host, Sam, and these other key leaders. This is continuing to be a varied and fascinating trip with MANY divine appointments with both workplace leaders, pastors, and others.

I am staying (except tonight I am with  Sam and Lynn) in the “Royal Hagen Suite” at the old remote ostrich resort, where the bath is bigger than my bedroom at home. I have 10 closets with either hanging space or shelves.  This suite could serve an army!

Beautiful grounds!

Thanks for praying!

About kenthumphreys
Kent Humphreys has been a business leader for over forty years. He also served as CEO of FCCI/Christ@Work for six years and now serves as their worldwide ambassador, speaking, writing, and mentoring young leaders. He continues to be active in distribution, private equities, and real estate. Kent and his wife Davidene have written six books together. They have three children and eight grand-children.

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