Esther Passaris Appointed Senator by Global Body

  • Nairobi Woman Representative, Esther Passaris, was, on Wednesday, appointed a Senator at the Grand Assembly of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF).

    The vocal legislator was among 13 High Commissioners and Senators named from South America, North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East regions and she will represent Kenya in the Global Co-Founders Committee of the Grand Assembly.

    As a senator, Passaris will be expected to take a role in one of the many WBAF Committees, including the Global Women Leaders Committee, the Academic Committee, the Innovation & Science Parks Committee, the Impact Investment Committee, the International Fintech Committee, the World Crowdfunding Committee, and the Artificial Intelligence Committee.

    WBAF is an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) and provides a wide range of opportunities for start-ups, innovators and high growth businesses and opens doors for economic development.

    "WBAF supports start-ups, develops entrepreneurial ecosystems, and helps venture capital and companies connect with international companies, fintechs and other relevant institutions. We are confident about our contribution to the economic development of these countries by facilitating connections with entrepreneurial ecosystems.

    "We strongly believe that Argentine, Canada, Egypt, Gambia, Japan, Kenya, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Uganda, UK, Uruguay and USA will soon become countries that can foster the development of their economies in entrepreneurial atmospheres," the organisation's chairman Baybars Altuntas stated.

    The latest appointment adds on to Passaris' impressive feats after earlier in June, she landed a position at the United Nations Habitat.

    Passaris, took to her social media at the time disclosing that her new appointment would build on the work of the organisation in promoting urban safety.

    "I am honored to be appointed as the newest Executive Member of the political bureau of the African Forum on Urban Safety (AFUS) to build on the work of UN-HABITAT in promoting urban safety and enhancing crime prevention and intervention strategies," stated the elated Passaris.

    She further added that the position would enhance crime prevention and intervention strategies.