Founder & CEO
Director: Kenya Operations
Director: Nigeria Operations
Managing Director: SADC
James Brice is the founder and Managing Director of Environmental Business Strategies (EBS), the leading pan African sustainability adviser to institutional investors. His 20 years’ experience spans almost every sector of business and every global Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) standard. Prior to starting EBS, Brice established and oversaw the Sustainability and Integrated Reporting services for Grant Thornton from 2009 to 2012. This was preceded by a three-year period as Senior Vice President of Marsh Environmental Services (MES), a division of Marsh & McLennan, NYSE: MMC for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In addition, he was on the Sustainable Development Committee of the Institute of Directors (IOD) and as such intimately involved in the drafting of King III and best practice in the application of sustainability principles at board level. Brice holds a Master’s degree in Engineering.
Mumo Kivuitu has worked on Sustainable and Responsible Business issues for over 15 years and is currently engaged as the Regional Managing Director of EBS Advisory. He has fifteen years of experience working on sustainable and responsible business practices in East Africa. He has provided technical support and training to companies in the region regarding the design and development of their corporate sustainability strategies, social and environmental performance, stakeholder engagement, inclusive business, social enterprise, child rights and business, gender relations, business and human rights, certification for companies, corporate governance and responsible workplace programs. Mumo also has experience on sustainability practices in various value chains including coffee, tea, cotton and fisheries. Mumo is a former Executive Director of Ufadhili Trust, a regional non-profit organization that focuses on social responsibility with a leading niche in corporate responsibility and ethical business practices. He is a passionate believer in the positive role of the private sector in creating shared value for all stakeholders. He holds a Master Degree in Banking and Finance and a first degree in Economics.
Stella Eni-Kalu is an Environmental and Social Assessment professional with over 6 years substantial work experience across several sectors – power, water, agriculture, oil and gas. She holds a BSc in Environmental Science from the University of Nottingham, UK and an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London UK. She has valuable professional knowledge in the planning, implementation and management of projects, including the development of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments; Resettlement Action Plans, site-specific environmental management plans; waste management and; monitoring and evaluation plans. In addition she is knowledgeable in the processes involved in reviewing and ensuring compliance with international environmental and social standards of the World Bank and African Development Bank.
Raylene Watson is currently employed as the Managing Director at EBS Advisory for the SADC region. Her key responsibilities are to manage the ESG teams in the region and to promote EBS Advisory as a Company within South Africa and the SADC Region. Raylene is a Professionally Registered Scientific Professional with the South African Council of Natural Sciences. She has over 20 years’ experience as a technical expert in water and air pollution modelling and assessments. Raylene Watson also developed and managed various other specialist units in her career, focused on the development of core environmental and social competencies, including, water, waste, soils, social, noise, coastal, estuarine, sustainability reporting, circular economy, EIA, and Strategic Environmental Services. Prior to her joining EBS, she was appointed as Sustainability Manager for a large multinational engineering and environmental consultancy company with oversight of the SADC regional operations, which required her to report to group head office in The Netherlands, and manage corporate, and project related inputs across 12 offices in South Africa, providing support to over 1000 employees.