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In an international career spanning over 20 years, Mithun has been a long term advocate of skill development in youth – particularly 21st Century Skills and Vocational Education. This passion and interest have led him to set up Arc Skills; a business that is truly disrupting the education and training sector by utilising the latest technology and pedagogies to teach vital skills to students, youth, and professionals. Within three years the business has trained over 26,000 people across Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, India, and Argentina, in 90 different subjects. Mithun has also led a development team of business and academic experts to develop an innovative school programme that uses gamification and immersive technology to address this need. Called ‘Skills 21’ the programme immerses students in real scenarios that require them to develop, use and reflect on critical 21st-century skills. The programme has been implemented in schools across Dubai and is integrating across institutions in Africa, Asia, and South America in 2017. Previous to this, Mithun’s career has been in the professional skills and development industry where he has worked with some of the top businesses in this field, particularly in the African region. He has a solid understanding of P&L, business development, alliances & partnerships, solution delivery, and business operations. In addition to his contribution to the academic and corporate sectors, Mithun actively participates in international forums as a speaker and is an expert in the field of best practices in skills development across Singapore, Australia, Germany, UK and emerging markets like India. This knowledge has helped him to establish curriculum & train the trainer partnerships in Africa, Middle East, Asia, and South America.
In his last assignment, Peter was the CEO of Industrial & Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC), Kenya’s Premier Development Finance Institution. With over 13+ years of senior leadership experience, Peter has worked with companies such as East African Breweries (a subsidiary of Diageo PLC), British Oxygen Gases, British American Tobacco and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Peter completed his MBA from INSEAD, France besides being a Certified Public Accountant. Peter has a strong track record in private equity and corporate finance, financial and risk management, strategy formulation and implementation, business development, operational management and effective project execution. His work has given him wide exposure to various parts of Africa including Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Rwanda and Nigeria.As CEO for Kenya, Peter is responsible for overall leadership and delivery of short, medium and long-term objectives of the group’s commercial and operational objectives. Peter is an avid football and golf enthusiast, and also loves reading, listening to music and travelling.
In 1999, Chris started CBM Training, delivering high-quality short skills courses to South African businesses. He built CBM’s focus on customer service, along with the best lecturers and the most carefully researched course topics that have made CBM Training one of the top South African training companies with a range of more than 80 publically offered courses, delivered to more than 8,000 South African companies. CBM is a subsidiary of Arc Skills.