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- Dr. Herta Von StiegelChairmanDr. Von Stiegel is the Founder and Executive Chair of Ariya Capital, a regulated financial services firm that focuses on clean energy and enabling infrastructure investments in Africa. She has over 30 years of international management and board level experience, with specific expertise in banking, clean energy and cross-border risk management in Europe, North America, emerging and frontier markets. She has over 17 years’ banking experience and has held senior positions at Citibank, JP Morgan and AIG. She holds a J.D. degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan, a Masters of Law degree in Taxation from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Andrews University. She has completed the Executive Programme in Corporate Finance at the London Business School.DR. BENSON I. WAIREGINon-Executive DirectorDr. Wairegi is also a Director of Housing Finance Group, the Chancellor of Kenyatta University, former Chairman of the Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) and former Board member of the Board of Trustees of the Insurance Training and Education Trust (ITET). Dr. Wairegi holds a Honorary Doctorate Degree from Kenyatta University, a Masters of Business Administration degree and Bachelor of Commerce degree both from the University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K).DR.PETER MUNGANon-Executive DirectorDr.Peter Munga is the former Chairman of Equity Bank Limited, Chairman of National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK), Chairman of Micro-Enterprise Support Programme Trust (MESPT), Chairman of Kenya Genetic Resource Centre (KAGRC), Chairman of Equatorial Nut Processors Ltd and Chairman of Fresho International Limited. He is an enterprising businessman and runs the Pioneer Group of Schools. Dr. Munga is a retired Deputy Secretary in the Government of Kenya. He holds an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration (Honoris Causa) from United Graduate College and Seminary. He is a Certified Public Secretary with vast experience in both public and private sector management. He also holds the Yara Prize for a Green Revolution in Africa Laureate 2009 award.SIMON WAIREGINon-Executive DirectorMr. Wairegi has over 10 years experience in Asset Management and Investment Banking, and international exposure having lived in Kenya, England, USA and UAE. He is currently working with the Abraaaj Group. He previously worked as an Investment Banking Analyst with Citi Group, Global Markets in New York. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) Degree from Yale University.KENNETH KANIUChief Executive Office and DirectorKenneth Kaniu is the Chief Executive Officer of Britam Asset Managers (Kenya) Limited. He is also responsible for the asset management business in Uganda and for Britam Properties Limited. He has over 17 years’ experience in financial services from various companies including STANLIB Kenya Limited where in his last posting he was the Chief Investment Officer for East Africa responsible for the investment business in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. He has also worked in the asset management business at Allianz SE in Germany, in risk management and Pan European equity research teams. He also has banking experience after a brief stint at CBA Bank. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from USIUAfrica and an MBA from Strathmore Business School.MS. ROBI MANGANon-Executive DirectorRobi Manga is a real estate advisory and real estate asset management expert with over 19 years professional experience in real estate both locally and in the United States (US). She spent over 12 years in the real estate sector in the US. At PricewaterhouseCoopers (US), she provided real estate advisory services to various institutional clients, including leading an advisory engagement for a USD 3.5 Billion real estate portfolio. She is the head of Valma Ltd, an East Africa-based real estate advisory firm which provides Real Estate Advisory Services to both private and institutional real estate investors and developers. She holds a B.Sc. degree in Economics from the University of Alabama and a Master’s of Science in Real Estate from Georgia State University both in the United States.DR. JOE MUCHEKEHUNon-Executive DirectorDr. Muchekehu has over 30 years’ experience in Accounting, Auditing and Financial Management Services and has been involved in the development of the Accountancy Profession in Kenya. He was a past Chairman of institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya, Kenya College of Accountancy and Country Representative of International Assembly of Chartered Certified Accountants.NANCY K. KIRUKICompany SecretaryNancy Kiruki is the Director Legal and Company Secretary and has been with the Group for over 10 years. Prior to this, she was the Director Legal and Human Resource. She holds a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the University of Nairobi. Nancy is also a Certified Public Secretary (CPS), an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Commissioner of Oaths, Notary Public, Certified Governance Auditor, Certified Executive Leadership Coach and a Certified Human Resources Manager. Before joining Britam, Nancy was the Group Human Resource and Administration Manager at East Africa Breweries Limited and prior to that the Assistant Company Secretary at East African Breweries Limited.GLADYS M. KARURIExecutive DirectorGladys Karuri is the Principal Executive Director and has been with the Group for over 6 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Accountant CPA (K). Prior to joining Britam Holding Plc, Ms. Karuri worked as a Senior Manager in the Assurance Department at Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
- KENNETH KANIUChief Executive OfficerKenneth Kaniu is the Chief Executive Officer of Britam Asset Managers (Kenya) Limited. He is also responsible for the asset management business in Uganda and for Britam Properties Limited. He has over 17 years’ experience in financial services from various companies including STANLIB Kenya Limited where in his last posting he was the Chief Investment Officer for East Africa responsible for the investment business in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. He has also worked in the asset management business at Allianz SE in Germany, in risk management and Pan European equity research teams. He also has banking experience after a brief stint at CBA Bank. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from USIUAfrica and an MBA from Strathmore Business School.JAMES MOSEChief Investment OfficerJames Mose is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with over 13 years’ experience in the investment industry. His expertise cuts across both traditional and alternative asset classes. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Finance from the University of Nairobi.JANET WAWERUChief Finance OfficerJanet Waweru is in charge of finance and reporting for Kenya and Uganda businesses. She is a qualified accountant, and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She holds a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from USIU and a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Eastern Africa. She has over 15 years’ experience with skills and knowledge in accounting, operations, investment management; having worked in various capacities in the investments and insurance sectors in both Kenya and Uganda.PATRICIA KIMAMAChief Operations OfficerPatricia Kimama has extensive experience in operational strategy, business transformation, operational excellence, customer experience, project management and change management in the Telecom and Financial Services sectors. She previously worked at NCBA, where she played a key role in the integration of CBA and NIC banks as well as led the Cash Management and E-Channels team. Prior to that she was the Head of Customer Experience at the same bank. She also worked at Safaricom holding various positions namely; National Dealer Manager, Senior Manager in Customer Experience and Operations, Retail Centre Manager and Call Centre Team Manager. She holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Daystar University and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.NJERI NDIRANGUHead of Business DevelopmentNjeri Ndirangu joined Britam as a Financial Advisor in 2008 and through the years has risen up the ranks to her current position of Head of Business Development at Britam Asset Managers. She has over 11 years experience in Insurance and Investments and works with the sales distribution channels to grow the business and also manages client relations both in the Retail and Institutional units. In her previous roles, she served as a Unit Manager, Relationship and Sales Manager and Head of Retail. Njeri holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree - Business Studies, from the Kenyatta University and a Diploma in Insurance from the College of Insurance. She is currently pursuing an MBA in Marketing from the Kenyatta University and CISI Level II.Miriam KahiroHead of LegalMiriam Kahiro has a breadth of legal experience spanning over 13 years and has worked in both the private and public sectors. She holds a Master’s Degree (LLM) in International Corporate Governance & Financial Regulation from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Moi University, Eldoret. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Commissioner for Oaths and a Certified Secretary. She is a member of both the Law Society of Kenya and the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya.SAMMY KIRATUHead of Risk and ComplianceSammy Kiratu holds a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Commerce degree both in Finance. He is also a certified trustee under Trustee Development Program Kenya (TDPK). He is a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). He has over 15 years’ experience in financial services with vast knowledge in risk management, investments, assets and liabilities management.EVA MBORAHead of HREva Mbora-Magoto holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from Kenyatta University and has over 8 years progressive Human Resources Management experience in the Financial Services, Fund Management and NonGovernmental Sectors. She previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an Assistant Manager in the Regional Human Resources Office and at ICIPE as the HR Coordinator and is currently the Head of Human Resources at Britam Asset Managers. She holds a Higher Diploma in HR and is a certified HR practitioner.SUSAN SAINAMarketing ManagerSusan Saina has been in the Marketing and Communications field for 8 years, of which 6 years have been in the Financial Services industry. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree - Communication, from Daystar University and a Professional Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). She is currently an Associate Member with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (ACIM).Ask Britam