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The fluctuation in steel costs has significant impact on the construction industry. For many developers, rising steel prices means you have to pay more for the steel you need, which ultimately increases the cost of the project, potentially making it less profitable. It is therefore important for developers to stay informed about trends in the steel market and to be prepared to adapt their plans accordingly.

We are pleased to announce that KPDA has partnered with Mabati Rolling Mills for a CEO Morning Learning Session to discuss on navigating the fluctuations of steel prices and the remedial measures to handle these challenges effectively.

The theme for the session is Steel Strong: Navigating Steel Cost Fluctuations without Compromising Quality.

During this session, industry experts will provide valuable insights into the factors that affect steel prices and strategies for managing the impact of these fluctuations. The breakfast session is a great platform to network with steel suppliers, understand the dynamics of steel pricing and get up-to-date information on the latest developments in the industry. The session will be followed by a tour of the modern manufacturing plant at MRM.

Event Details: KPDA/MRM CEO Morning Learning Session

Date: Thursday 27th April 2023

Time: 7:30 am to 11:00 am

Venue: Mabati Rolling Mills Premises-Athi River Kenya

Please note that this event is FREE and open to KPDA Members Only with limited seats available.

You can register for the event here:https://app.glueup.com/event/76821/register/

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to hosting you for this informative and engaging session on navigating the challenges of fluctuating steel prices and staying competitive in the market.


  • Alex Waiharo (CEO of Jabez Properties)

    Alex Waiharo

    CEO of Jabez Properties


    Alex is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jabez Properties, a real estate development business which focuses on the construction and sale of quality, affordable residential properties. He has worked for several years in the Information Technology (IT) industry before joining the real estate sector and has diverse experience both in the implementation of IT based business systems and real estate development.

    Alex holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering from the University of Nairobi and a Masters degree in Construction Management from the same institution. He currently serves as a member of the KPDA Public Policy and Advocacy Committee.

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  • Milan Vyas (Head of Supply Chain at Mabati Rolling Mills)

    Milan Vyas

    Head of Supply Chain at Mabati Rolling Mills


    Mr. Milan Vyas is a seasoned Supply Chain professional with more than 24 years of progressive & multicultural experience in Agile & Digital Supply Chain across diverse industries in India & Africa; with an excellent track record of demonstrated results in operational excellence, improved customer service levels and long-term profitability for organization through business strategy acumen, strategic procurement, sales & operational planning, working capital management, digital transformation, network optimization, risk management, and efficient warehousing and logistic solutions. A visionary, with the ability to see a "big picture" and inventive Supply Chain leader; committed to managing operations and projects flawlessly and ensuring reliability in supply chain performance through end-to-end visibility and contributing to sustainable growth. Recognized for building high-performance teams, encouraging breakthrough thinking in creating business process improvement and disciplined execution with greater customer experience fostering revenue growth, cost savings, benchmarking, and supply chain efficiency. Digital transformation and continuous process improvements through next-generation technologies and driving the digitization of the supply chain are his forte. He strongly believes that today, the success of the companies in the global environment depends highly on Supply Chain efficiency and its capabilities to predict and mitigate disruptions & risks and deliver more value to the customers by adapting emerging supply chain technologies. He is working as “Head of Supply Chain” at Mabati Rolling Mills (MRM) – A Safal Group of Companies at Kenya, responsible for end-to-end Supply Chain across all business units of organization. His vision is to build a reliable, efficient, resilient, and sustainable Supply Chain that adds a value and provide a competitive edge to the organization in highly competitive markets. Milan holds an Engineering Degree in Production and did PG Diploma in International Business. He is certified “Supply Chain & Materials Management Professional” and life member of IIMM - Indian Institute of Materials Management and IFPSM - The International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management. He is inspired by sharing his supply chain experience through writing articles in publications and invited as a Speaker & Thought Leader in various global forums. Built credibility as an effective Supply Chain leader by being consistent, showing competence, commitment, and concern for people. His Management Mantra has been three steps process: Kaizen, Karma and Kudos. Kaizen – continuously improve self; Karma – give your best and be part of larger goal; Kudos – always give recognition where due.

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  • Mburu Karanja (Managing Director of C-Max Advanced Building System)

    Mburu Karanja

    Managing Director of C-Max Advanced Building System

    Mr. Mburu Karanja, is a Kenyan national aged forty-five (45) years old, married with a son and a daughter. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) degree from the University of Texas at Austin (U.S.A) and Masters in Business Administration (Strategic Marketing) from Cranfield School of Management (U.K).

    Mr. Karanja is a highly motivated commercial strategist with over 15 years experience in blue-chip companies across several continents. He is currently the Managing Director for Cemex Holdings Limited (CHL); which is an alternative green building technology company. He has provided leadership in establishing and running an ultra-modern Expanded Polystyrene Sintered (EPS) Panel Factory in Kenya. CHL are operating under the trade name , whose mission is to Deliver Dignified Houses to All Kenyans.

    In seven years of operation, Mburu has led the company in formulating an appropriate vision and strategy aligned with the business environment and the company’s position within it. To date CHL is Kenya’s number 1 Advanced Building Technology Material (ABTM) manufacture and supplier, having delivered over 6,500 units.

    Mburu is passionate about affordable housing and student housing and has led complex commercial transactions to deliver 1,000 housing units for the disciplined forces within a construction period of 9 months and over 2,500 units of student housing across four different project sites.

    Mburu is a director of several companies including Kzanaka Ltd (KZL), a diverse holding conglomerate. Today, KZL has re-structured itself to a holding company with three core businesses:
    • Cooper K-Brands Ltd is one of the leading animal health and agricultural inputs companies in East Africa with well-known brands renowned for quality and excellence.
    • Hewton Ltd is the developer of The Waterfront Gardens Estate, Waiyaki Way, an upper middle-income housing estate and Qaribu Inn, a business travellers hotel also located on Waiyaki Way.
    • Mashiara Park Ltd is a world class, master-planned 32acre mixed-use urban development that incorporates business, residential, commercial properties as well as hotel and conferencing facilities; located in the leafy neighbourhood of Loresho.

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  • Charles Waneno (Senior Cost Manager at Turner & Townsend)

    Charles Waneno

    Senior Cost Manager at Turner & Townsend


    Charles Waneno is a Senior Cost Manager at Turner & Townsend – a global professional services firm operating in the real estate, infrastructure, and natural resources sectors.

    He has a wide experience spanning over 14 years in the East African region and Europe in construction and property industry having gained knowledge from a wide array of projects ranging from residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, health, education and mixed-use developments.

    He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Economics from The University of Nairobi, is a registered Quantity Surveyor and is a member of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya.

    He demonstrates strong commercial abilities, with deep knowledge and understanding of cost management, procurement, planning and project management. He aims at advancing professionalism in management of construction projects.

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Mabati Rolling Mills

Old Mombasa Road, Next to Nation Printing
Syokimau, Kenya

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