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Eric M. Mwai

Project Manager at Today Law & Finance Ltd

Work experience

Aug 2011Present

Risk Assessment Analyst

Today Law and Finance Company Ltd
  • Responsible for evaluating potential investments and developing comprehensive risk analysis reports.
  • Researched each potential investment acquisition to develop revenue generating trends.
  • Assisted the executive team in identifying prospective deals.
  • Conduct due diligence on new companies identified as potential investments options and provide executive reports to capital investors.
  • Update stakeholders on progress of investments.
Aug 2003Jul 2011

Social Studies Faculty Member & Team Leader- International Affairs

Department of Education

Worked for the department of  Education of Oulu County since

  • Gained extensive experience in the creation and design of successful student programs with a track record of delivering positive results.
  • Developed ability to build innovative programs and coursework that foster learning and meet the needs of a diverse group
  • 2003-11 Social Studies Faculty Member
  • 2003-8 Team leader; Internationalisation
  • 2004-5 Faculty member, Curriculum development- Health Education, Humanities
  • 2004-6 Team member, student participation team
May 2007Aug 2009

Project Developer (Part-time Consultant)

PeaBud International

PEABUD is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to defeat poverty, homelessness and unemployment in co-operation with government bodies and local civil society organizations. My tasks included1. Project planning 2. Risk analysis 3. International negotiations

Feb 2002Jul 2003

Project coordinator

Minerva EC

Minerva is an EC Thematic Network in the area of cultural, scientific information and scholarly content. The project's objective was researching Videoconferencing in European schools with a view of improving use of technology in international education across Europe.

Tasks included;

  1. Developing
  2. Planning
  3. Research
  4. Reporting
  5. Desermination

Education

Aug 1999Nov 2007

MA International Education

University of Oulu

Minor Subjects

  • English Filology
  • Education for Intercultural Competencies
  • Social Studies
20102013

MSc - Finance

Other Courses

1. Scandinavian Studies (University of Oulu) 2003

Focused on;

  • Geo-Politics and Societies in Scandinavia
  • Indigenous Cultures of the Polar Region
  • Cultural Heritage in Scandinavia: History and Culture
  • Finnish and Scandinavian Literature in Translation
  • Nordic Nature and Environment

2. International Communication and Negotiation Simulations (University of Maryland) 1999

Course included:

  • Crisis leadership
  • Collaborative problem-solving
  • Intercultural communications
  • Conflict management
  • Influencing / negotiating
  • Team building
  • Strategic thinking
  • Ethical decision-making
  • Interpersonal communications

3. Early Language Learning in Primary Education (Freire Universität Berlin) 2002

4. Concept- Driven Curriculum, Making the PYP Happen in the Classroom (International Baccalaureate Organisation) 2006

Skills

Problem Solving Skills
  • Combine patience, determination, and persistence to troubleshoot client issues
  • Dynamic, results-oriented problem solver
  • Easily understand and solve technical problems
  • Handling complaints from stakeholders
  • Skilled at evaluating options and generating solutions
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
English Language

Top Professional Level

Finnish Language

Fluent

Swahili Language

Professional Fluency

Kikuyu Language
Mother tongue
Leadership
  • Strong leadership skills and team building experience
  • Excellent experience with business development methods and procedures
  • Adept in creating, implementing and monitoring company's vision
  • Thorough with financial and business management
  • Knowledge to blend business with technology
  • Outstanding communication, organizational, and coordination skills
  • Ability to develop and implement effective action plans
  • Skilled in providing functional and directional guidance to the management
Communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident, articulate, and professional speaking abilities (and experience)
  • Empathic listener and persuasive speaker
  • Writing creative or factual
  • Speaking in public, to groups, or via electronic media
  • Excellent presentation and negotiation skills
Intercultural Competencies
  • Culturally sensitive and internationally traveled leader
  • Experienced in successful management of diverse groups of people
  • Proven adaptability to differing cultural and business environments
  • Ability to talk and conduct business in 4 languages

Interests

Former Member, NFTA (Northern Finland Taekwon-Do Association), Finland 

OuluVice president 2009-10 International Rotary Club. 

Writing and Self-Study

I enjoy writing commentaries on a range of issues. I have for educational publication Peda- Forum Educational Journal and University periodical Oulun Ylioppilaslehti on Educational matters, Sustainable Development, Ethics, Social justice, Politics, Intercultural Communications

In my own time, I have taken Sinology (History and Strategy) and Egyptology (18th Dynasty). I enjoy ready classic literature and Baroque Art