Global professional services consultancy Turner & Townsend has opened an office in Kenya as the country sees solid economic growth, with the outlook for continued investment in infrastructure and construction.
Turner & Townsend is currently involved in more than 40 projects across Africa, mainly in the telecoms, oil and gas, infrastructure, health, education, and hotel and leisure sectors. Much of this portfolio has been built from the consultancy’s offices in Johannesburg, South Africa and Kampala, Uganda.
The independent consultancy now looks to expand further into Kenya, the largest economy in the East African region, introducing new services and developing skill sets in the region.
Heading up the office is newly-appointed Daimon Keith, Country Manager for Kenya. Keith is a chartered surveyor with considerable international experience. Prior to his appointment, he was responsible for leading the rail sector in the UK for Turner & Townsend, working with Network Rail, London Underground and Transport for London.
His team is expected to quadruple in the next two years, supported by staff from other regions, who will transfer relevant skillsets and support the ambitious growth plans for Africa.
Daimon Keith, Country Manager for Turner & Townsend in Kenya, said:
“Nairobi is our second East African office, joining Kampala, Uganda, set up in 2012. In Kenya, and other East African countries, the significant GDP growth rates mean that we will see multi-location property programmes and ambitious infrastructure plans, seeking inward investment that will require new skills. There are also substantial natural resource reserves in East Africa.
“The opportunities for us are significant across the sectors we support. Over and above traditional quantity surveying services, we offer project management, project controls and dispute resolution services.
“Combined with our knowledge and understanding about the local market and its supply chain, our service portfolio gives us a differentiated and competitive proposition for companies in East Africa that need project support to secure greater capital efficiency and create more affordable assets.”