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Aleem Tharani: An Advocate Driving Tangible Outcomes in Kenya’s Energy Sector

Aleem Tharani is a trailblazing lawyer whose work in Kenya’s corporate and energy sectors speaks for itself. Tharani started his career in the corporate space but eventually found his passion in the energy sector and has been influencing its development in leaps and bounds.

Business Elites Africa caught up with this legal eagle. Enjoy.

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BEA: You thought studying law was a mistake early on. Why and how did you eventually blend in?

Aleem Tharani: I wouldn’t say it was necessarily a mistake. Still, it wasn’t until I undertook my legal practice course at Nottingham Law School that I started to enjoy implementing the theory of law I studied during my undergraduate degree. I consider myself very fortunate to work in a profession for which I have passion and a burning ambition.

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My advice to those starting on this journey is to ensure that whilst it is important to be practical about the disciplines we choose to pursue and their ability to allow us to earn and live well, it is also essential to choose a path that activates your intellectual curiosity and will to dedicate your time.

It is inevitable that, at some point, you will have to make compromises to pursue success in your professional career. It will help if you make such compromises concerning an area in which you genuinely.

BEA: Did you start your career in energy law and why did you make that choice?

Aleem Tharani: I started my career as more of a general corporate M&A practitioner. It wasn’t until 2010 that I started working in the energy sector, and I ended up there by chance, but it was love at first sight! I enjoy being part of a practice area where there is a tangible outcome for the work that we put in.

It is a very fulfilling feeling to be able to visit a wind farm or solar farm, or use an expressway on which you have advised. These projects have a significant social and developmental impact, and it is a privilege to work on such projects.

Source: Business Elites Africa

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