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ALN Kenya, ALN Tanzania and Adili Group Appoint Executive Chris Diaz toDrive Pan-African Growth, Elevating Strategic Vision and Client Impact



ALN Kenya and ALN Tanzania (the Firms) and Adili Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Diaz as Executive Chairman of Adili Group and
Director of Growth and New Markets for the Firms.

Bringing with him over 30 years of executive
experience and a proven track record of business acumen, Chris will play a pivotal role in driving panAfrican growth, elevating strategic vision, and enhancing client impact.

With an extensive background in business growth strategies and leadership across Africa, Europe and
the MENA region, Chris has delivered substantial commercial results and spearheaded transformations for leading organisations including Bidco Africa, where he served on the Board for 16
years, and Kenya Airways, where he led as Marketing Director and also worked closely with the skyTeam alliance.

As the Firms and Adili Group continue to build on their successes, Chris’ appointment is a strategic
step towards enhancing the delivery of integrated and relevant client services across multiple
business lines.

This strategic move aims to foster collaboration and embrace cutting-edge technology as a key enabler of efficient service delivery. By doing so, the Firms and Adili Group are better positioned to adapt swiftly to the evolving landscape of legal and strategic advisory services, demonstrating the ambition of home-grown African firms to lead the charge in reshaping client offerings across the globe.

Chris’ expertise in business leadership, market planning, and growth initiatives will be instrumental in helping clients navigate an increasingly complex business environment across borders with agility and efficiency. His deep understanding of international marketing and business dynamics in Africa establishes him as an experienced leader in innovation, growth, and market leadership, accelerating the strategic vision of the Firms and Adili Group.

As the Firms’ Director of Growth and New Markets, Chris will champion focused expansion efforts,
reinforcing the dedication to pioneering innovative and market-leading strategies. These efforts will
integrate top notch legal expertise with strategic business solutions and sound commercial advice to
deliver impactful results for clients.

He will also play a pivotal role in supporting the growth and business strategy for clients across Africa and the MENA region, leveraging the pan-African ALN alliance (currently in 14 countries) and its regional gateway office in the UAE.

As Executive Chairman of Adili Group, Chris will draw on his wealth of experience to provide clients
with the insights and solutions needed to tackle today’s corporate challenges, including in managing
business risks and disruptions. He will also steer the organisation’s strategic direction, with a focus on
expanding offerings in existing and new markets, further solidifying Adili Group’s status as a premier
corporate advisory firm in Africa.

Karim Anjarwalla, ALN Board Director and ALN Kenya Senior Partner, commented about Chris’
appointments, stating, “I am thrilled to welcome Chris into this pivotal role within our expanding
businesses. His extensive experience and global perspective will be instrumental as we continue to
refine our strategy and approach to new markets. By merging legal expertise, technology, and
scalable delivery capabilities, Chris will play a key role in fostering trust and delivering sustainable
outcomes for our clients.”

Chris Diaz commented on his appointments, stating, “with ambitious expansion plans underway at
ALN Kenya, ALN Tanzania and Adili Group, we are committed to bolstering our capabilities both
across Africa and on a global scale. Serving as Executive Chairman at Adili Group and Director of
Growth and New Markets at the Firms is a tremendous honour. I look forward to collaborating with and leveraging on the strengths of the ALN alliance. ALN and Adili have incredibly talented leaders as problem-solvers, and there has never been a more crucial time for us to unite and bring our Africa-tothe-World strategy to fruition. I am deeply committed to empowering our clients to navigate complexity with confidence, transforming their operations, and discovering new avenues for growth.”

Chris’ impressive track record spanning over three decades, during which he has served on both
private and public sector boards, is a testament to his unique skill-set and ability to deliver
commercial success across diverse sectors by crafting and implementing strategic initiatives.

His appointment reflects a strategic alignment with ALN Kenya, ALN Tanzania and Adili Group’s missions to deliver unparalleled and exceptional business, legal and advisory solutions, while fostering sustainable growth and client success in a dynamic business environment.

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