The Advisory Board

Koome Mwambia

Chief Executive, Redhouse Group Limited

Koome is a Kenyan marketing communications professional and investor. He founded Redhouse Group via a merger and acquisition in August 2012 and has steered the company into Kenya’s fastest growing Integrated Marketing Communication business; currently employing over 80 professionals. He was previously a lead shareholder and Group Chief Executive at Ogilvy Kenya. On the marketing front, Koome has managed campaigns for most of Kenya’s high-profile blue-chip companies as well as consultancy work for the Government of Kenya in various capacities including; the conceptualization and launch of Kenya’s Vision 2030 in partnership with McKinsey and the marketing campaign for Kenya’s Constitution 2010 Referendum. Koome holds postgraduate training in Marketing and PR from the International School of Marketing – London. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nairobi. In 2011, Koome was among young Kenyans recognized and decorated by the President of Kenya with the prestigious Order of Elder of Burning Spear (EBS).

Colin Harris

Managing Director Harris GeoConsult Ltd

Colin is a geologist with over 45 years of experience in the exploration and evaluation of mineral deposits working for both majors; Teck (Cominco), Anglo American and Rio Tinto as well as private investors. He has managed major projects in Central and West Africa, Simandou and Zanaga as well as numerous other global evaluation projects. Colin has a strong commitment to ensuring exploration, evaluation and mining projects are closely aligned with sustainable social, community and environmental needs of the impacted local populations. In Sierra Leone this resulted in the establishment, with governmental support, of local artisanal gold mining cooperatives with well- defined and workable objectives. He has worked closely with major NGO groups and was on the Board of AIM listed London Mining for 3 years and on the Board of AIM listed ZIOC (Zanaga Iron Ore Company) for 5 years. He is committed to upholding the principals of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the Equator Principals and other regulations that focus on the eradication of bribery and corruption.

Prof. Durucan Sevket

Professor of Mining and Environmental Engineering Imperial College London

Sevket holds the Chair in Mining and Environmental Engineering in the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London. He has 42 years of industrial and academic research experience on mineral resources production, environment and clean coal and energy technologies. He worked with and consulted the minerals and oil and gas industry on development projects, clean energy technologies and environmental management programmes in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America. Sevket is an alumnus of the University of Nottingham.

Mohsen Gul

Managing Director

Mohsen Gul is a policy entrepreneur whose doctoral research work at Universities of Nottingham and Oxford focused on critically analysing how youth volunteering can be mainstreamed in multi-level environmental governance processes. Mohsen has diverse experience in the international development sector. He has undertaken several research and advocacy assignments with UNESCO, UNDP and UN Volunteers in the UK, Thailand, Kenya, Brazil and Nepal. Mohsen was selected as UN Young Champion of the Earth (Asia and the Pacific) regional finalist 2019 and won Emerging Star for Policy Impact award 2019 at the University of Nottingham. He is currently the coordinating lead author for UN Environment’s flagship report ‘Global Environment Outlook (GEO) for Youth’. He also serves as an advisory member of ad-hoc UNESCO Asia Pacific Youth Advisory Group and as an expert member of Group on Plan of Action for Integrating Volunteerism into the 2030 Agenda.