Our team

James Stewart, OBE

Chairman

James is Vice Chair and Head of Brexit, Industrial Strategy, Productivity and Growth responsible for Industrial Strategy, geo-politics and Brexit at KPMG. Prior to this he was Head of Global Infrastructure at KPMG. Before joining KPMG, James was based in the Treasury as the CEO at Infrastructure UK (IUK) and Managing Director of Project Finance and Global Head of Infrastructure and Environment at Hambros and Société Generale.

Nasrin Sharifi

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Nasrin is the founder of PFP, and a Director of EP Global Energy and Program Director of EPGE’s DREAM Initiative. Prior to joining EP Global Energy she was founder of her own Executive Coaching business and a senior manager at Accenture.

Trudie Roiz de Sa

Secretary

Trudie is a Manager in KPMG’s Vice Chairs Office, working directly for James Stewart, Vice Chair and Head of Brexit, Industrial Strategy, Productivity and Growth. She is an experienced project manager specialising in global strategy, learning & development and change management, and qualified in CIMA and PRINCE2. Trudie studied Social Policy & Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Jeremy Barker

Treasurer

Jeremy is a Director in KPMG’s Infrastructure Practice. He was Chief Operating Officer Corporate Finance at KPMG (UK) for 5 years. Prior to joining KPMG Jeremy was a Project Finance Director at Lloyds TSB Bank Plc.

Perez Ochieng

Trustee

Perez is founder and CEO of SACOMA, a UK-based NGO dedicated to enabling business growth strategies and expansion for Swahili speaking peoples and SMEs in the UK and Africa, working with UK agencies and local & national Governments. SACOMA reaches out to over 20,000 people and has several trading companies in the UK and overseas. Perez is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Director, a qualified fundraiser, business advisor, coach and mentor, and an SFEDI approved consultant for Business Link London

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Sandy Abrahams

Trustee

Sandy is a founding Partner at Lux Nova Partners LLP. She advises on clean and low carbon energy development and is active in policy development and transformational models for local energy generation and supply. Her experience includes advising, and acting on, development of the first utility scale wind and solar farms in Jordan and working on two of the UK’s largest, low-carbon district heating schemes. Sandy was previously at Temple Bright LLP and Nabarro LLP.

David Ruck

Trustee

David is a senior partner at Gordon Dadds LLP, specializing in family and matrimonial law, divorce and family disputes, and the financial ramifications of relationship breakdowns. He also has expertise in private children work. David was previously at Speechly Bircham and Druces & Attlee.

Tidings Manzini

Secretary

Tidings is an experienced Banking & Finance professional, having spent over 20 years working for top global investment banks both in developing and developed markets. He is passionate about advancing and empowering underdeveloped communities to achieve a transferable and sustainable future for themselves.

Dennis Keya

Chair PFP Kenya

Dennis is Country Manager of EP Global Energy DREAM in Kenya. Previous roles include Head of UKTI British High Commission, Nairobi; Compliance, Postal Corporation of Kenya; Investment, UN Joint Staff Pension Fund/Investment Management Services, New York; and Research Associate, UN World Food Program, Rome. He holds an MBA from St. John’s University New York, and a BSc. Agricultural Economics from University of Reading, UK.

Robert Adagala

Treasurer PFP Kenya

Robert is a qualified Certified Public Accountant of Kenya, working extensively with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. He is an Audit Partner in a Firm of Certified Public Accountants and has wide experience in Audit, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Tax Advisory Services, Compliance, VAT, Income Tax and Customs. Robert is a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.

Nuru Said

Secretary PFP Kenya

Nuru is Managing Partner of HMS Advocates LLP in Kenya. She is experienced in privatization, securitization, acquisitions and Joint Ventures. She holds an LLB from the University of Nairobi, a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law and is pursuing a Masters degree in Corporate Governance and Financial Services Law. She is a Member of Kenya’s Law Society, the Advocates Benevolent Association, and the bar of Advocates in the High Court.

David Okech

Trustee PFP Kenya

Robert is a qualified Certified Public Accountant of Kenya, working extensively with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. He is an Audit Partner in a Firm of Certified Public Accountants and has wide experience in Audit, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Tax Advisory Services, Compliance, VAT, Income Tax and Customs. Robert is a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.