Mr. Abdi Dara holds an MBA in International Marketing Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), Glendale, Arizona and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and International Relations from Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Dara is a multi-faceted solar energy and green buildings consultant with experience in project development, technology assessment, engineering among others.
Mr. Dara has over fifteen years of executive level management and analytical experience supporting project initiatives in the United States, Africa and the Middle East. His main focus of activity has been getting regulatory approvals for diverse economic sectors including health, telecommunications, housing and energy.
Additionally, Mr. Dara has built a distribution of networks, established a multi-country direct sales networks and developed market-specific strategies. He has provided risk assessments and recommendations to 500 Fortune companies and assessed the impact of political and economic trends on investments and operations.
Mr. Dara has held various leadership positions in various organizations in and out the country. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Clear Water Industries Limited. Previously, he has held the positions of Vice president, Marketing & Sales of Phyto- Riker Pharmaceuticals, Managing Director OraLife Pharmaceuticals International Inc, Senior Risk Analyst, Africa & Middle East for Kroll Information Services among others.
His key achievements include; obtaining an ECOWAS duty exempt status for pharmaceutical products in West Africa and building of a direct pharmaceutical distribution network that increased sales from $1.6million to $5.1million. Mr. Dara has negotiated various trade agreements between the Government of Kenya and US such as the two official signing of agreements between the U.S Overseas Private Investment and for development of a secondary mortgage market and support in developing the agricultural sector.
Mr. Dara is an expert in regulatory affairs, multi-sector planning, development and coordination, trade and investment development and Public Private Partnerships.
Mr. Dara is the Chair of the Finance and Strategy, Technical and Business Development Board Committees at NWHSA.