Gavin Bell

Managing Director and Co-Founder at Kengele’s Management Group

Panelist: Tourism and Business opportunities in Africa

“Gavin is Managing Director and Co-Founder Kengele’s Management Group a fast growing franchise chain of restaurants and enterprise incorporating: Kengele’s Bar & Restaurants© and Kula Korner© restaurant brands; a merchandising division; a hospitality consulting division, an internship & training division.

Gavin is also Director of Food & Beverage Operations of Tamarind Management Ltd a world class hospitality provider in Kenya, the former Country Manager for the KFC Franchise in Kenya and former Chief Executive Officer of African Franchise Partners consultancy – involved in the development of franchising in Kenya and establishing franchise systems for national brands.

Gavin is a resource person for the Joint Africa Institute (AfDB/ IMF/ World Bank) on Franchising in Africa and Franchise Brand development.

Gavin is also Director of Kenya Association of Hotelkeepers & Caterers (KAHC); Founding-Chairman of Restaurant Division of KAHC; Founding-Chairman of Kenya Franchise Association; Committee member of Kenya Chapter of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs; Board member of NightGuard, Uganda – a Malaria-eradication program through franchised IRS centres; Board consultant to CFW Shops – a multi-unit franchise operation providing healthcare and medicine to outreach areas; member of Kenya Wine & Food Society and member of Kenya Private Sector Foundation. “