meet the DIRECTORS
Mr. Jeremy M. Block holds a BSC in Agri. Economics as well as an MBA in Finance from Cornell University. He began his career at Salomon Brothers where he was an Associate and later joined Prudential Bache Securities as a Vice President in the Eurobond division.
He moved on to form his own marketing company in Chile, South America, Promociones Inventivas. He returned to Kenya in 1984 where he served a stint at the Blocks Hotel as a Sales and Marketing Manager. He moved to C.Dorman Ltd in 1986 in the capacity of Managing Director and Licenced Coffee Liquorer. He is currently the Chairman of the Dorman Group and holds several Directorships in various companies across the East African region.
Robert Whitwam is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 14 years post-qualified experience in both external & internal audit as well as Financial Management and Reporting. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and holds a BA Honors in Accounting & Financial Studies from the University of Exeter.
He began his career as an Audit Senior/Assistant Manager at Arthur Andersen/Deloitte & Touche, London in 2000. In 2004 he joined ED&F Man Holding Ltd, London as an Internal Auditor. He later moved to Volcafe Ltd (coffee division of ED&F Man), Winterthur, Switzerland as a Regional Controller.
He was then posted to Kygalanyi Coffee Ltd (member of Volcafe Group) in Uganda, towards the end of 2005, as Chief Financial Officer. He held this post for 7 years before joining the Dorman Group in 2012 as Group Chief Financial Officer. In 2019 he was promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer.
Rozy Rana has had a successful career spanning 30 years. She joined C. Dorman Limited in 1992 as a PA to the Managing Director and progressively rose up the ranks. She is currently a Director of the Company and the Managing Director of Dormans Coffee Limited, the groups Roasting Company. She also holds Directorships across the East African region.
Rozy’s experience at leadership levels of Chief Operations Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Human Resources have given her a wealth of experience in Strategic Management, Information Technology, Finance, Administration, and Human Resources. She has been an inspiration to many women and is a registered trainer for the Rhetoric Module of the Female Future Program (FFK). This program was introduced to Kenya by the Norwegian Enterprise Confederation and helps women in senior managerial positions develop skills and competencies to grow into Board positions. Rozy played a pivotal role in customizing the content to the Kenyan context.
Rozy is passionate about developing leaders and is a member of Toastmasters International, a global organization devoted to empowering individuals to become better communicators and leaders. She has obtained the highest distinction awarded to a member by Toastmasters International, the Distinguished Toastmasters recognition. She holds a Bachelor of Education (Honours) Degree from Kenyatta University and an MBA from Strathmore University. She is in her final year of the Doctor of Business Administration program (DBA– Major: Leadership) at the United States International University – Africa.
Kennedy holds a master’s degree in strategic management and business administration.
He has worked for C. Dorman since 1993. He started as an assistant in the shipping department and later became the shipping manager.
In 2007 he moved to the trading desk as a trading assistant and was later confirmed as a trader in 2010.
He is a certified licensed liquorer by the Kenya Coffee Directorate and a Certified Arabica Q-Grader.