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Britam is a leading diversified financial services group, listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The group has interests across the Eastern and Southern Africa region, with operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Mozambique and Malawi. The group offers a wide range of financial products and services in Insurance, Asset management, Banking and Property.
- Mr. Kuria MuchiruBoard ChairmanMr. Muchiru holds a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) from the University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K). He has had a career at PwC spanning 35 years which has given him wide ranging but also deep experience in Operations and the Public sector. This experience has been in Kenya, East Africa, sub-Sahara Africa, and the UK. Mr. Muchiru is the Chairman of Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL) and three associated companies.DR. PETER K. MUNGA, CBSNon-Executive DirectorDr. Munga 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. He is a retired Deputy Secretary in the Government of Kenya and a former Chairman of Equity Bank Limited, former Chairman of National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK. He is an enterprising businessman and runs the Pioneer Group of Schools. He is also a director of HF Group Plc, the Chairman of Equatorial Nut Processors Ltd and Chairman of Fresho International Limited.MR. JIMNAH M. MBARU, EBSNon-Executive DirectorMr. Mbaru is the Chairman of Dyer and Blair Investment Bank Limited. He is also a director of several other financial and non-financial institutions including Nairobi Securities Exchange, a public quoted company on the NSE and Sanlam Africa Core Real Estate Investors Limited, listed on the Mauritius Stock Exchange. He is a former chairman of the African Stock Exchanges and is a former member of the National Economic and Social Council. Mr. Mbaru holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree both from the University of Nairobi. He is a fellow of the Kenya Institute of Management. Mr. Mbaru is the Chairman of Dyer and Blair Investment Bank Limited and a former chairman of the African Stock Exchanges and is a former member of the National Economic and Social Council. He is also a director of Occidental Insurance Limited, Nairobi Securities Exchange and Sanlam Africa Core Real Estate Investors Limited.Mr. Edouard SchmidNon-Executive DirectorMr. Schmid holds a Masters degree in Physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He is an Underwriting Advisor to Swiss Re’s Group Executive Committee and the former Group Chief Underwriting Officer and member of the Group Executive Committee of Swiss Re Ltd until 31 August 2020, overseeing Swiss Re’s underwriting activities across its Reinsurance, Commercial Insurance, and Primary Life & Health businesses. Other Directorships He is a Member of the Board of Directors at New China Life Insurance Company Ltd and also at Definity Financial Corporation, Canada.MS. CAROLINE KIGENNon-Executive DirectorMs. Kigen holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) Degree and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Nairobi. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA, K) and a Member and Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). She has wide experience in accounting, financial management and corporate governance. She has been the CEO of ICPAK during which the Institute participated in policy making in Kenya and beyond. She has also worked as an accounting lecturer at both the University of Nairobi and Strathmore University and at PricewaterhouseCoopers in audit and assurance. Ms. Kigen has extensive Board experience having served in various boards and committees locally and internationally including at the International Federation Of Accountant’s (IFAC).AFRICINVEST III SPV- Corporate Director- Represented by Mr. George OdoNon-Executive DirectorAfricInvest is registered in the Republic of Mauritius and is a consortium of AfricInvest Fund III LLC, Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, (DEG), the German development finance corporation, The Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwickkelingslanden N.V. (FMO), the Netherlands-based bilateral development bank, and Societe de Promotion et de Participation pour la Cooperation Economique, (Proparco), the French State registered development finance corporation. It is uniquely positioned as one of the most experienced private equity investors in the region, with dedicated investment teams focused on North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, employing around 75 professionals based in 9 offices, of which 8 in Africa, 1 in France. It t has over USD. 1.5 Billion assets under management and has invested in more than 150 companies across 25 African countries in a variety of high growth sectors. It maintains a broad network of high quality executives across Africa, offering extensive expertise in key growth industries, including financial services, agribusiness, consumer/retail, education and healthcare. Mr. George Odo is the Managing Director for AfricInvest East Africa, and a Senior Partner in AfricInvest Group, a leading Private Equity firm in Africa, where he is responsible for the operations of AfricInvest in the Eastern & Southern Africa region. Mr. Odo has almost 30 years work experience working in Accounting, Auditing, Insurance, Agribusiness, SME Business Advisory, International development and Private Equity. He has more than 15 years Board experience in various local, regional and international companies in various sectors including; Agribusiness, Banking, Insurance, Micro finance, FMCG, Education, Pharmaceutical and International development.Ms. Josephine OssiyaNon-Executive DirectorMs. Ossiya holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master of Business Administration degree in international business. She is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU), a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK (ACCA) and a Member of Institute of Internal Auditors Inc US (IIA). She is a is a finance professional with over 20 years’ experience in financial services, strategic planning, audit and treasury. She has worked in various sectors including energy, oil & gas, pension, financial services, real estate and telecommunication. She has worked extensively within Africa, in Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, DR Congo, Zambia, and South Africa. She is also a board member of the Bank of Uganda.Company SecretaryWinnie has over twenty years of experience as a practicing Certified Public Secretary and a Corporate Governance expert. She is an experienced and dedicated Company Secretary with additional specializations in Corporate Governance services, Legal and Governance audits, Bond Trustee/ Security agency services, and general compliance matters
- Mr. Tom GitogoGroup Managing DirectorTom is an accomplished professional and brings on board a wealth of experience having worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the UK and Kenya for 10 years, before transitioning to the Insurance Industry, an industry he has served for over 20 years in various leadership capacities. Tom is the immediate former Group Chief Executive Officer, CIC Group where he was responsible for the Group’s business in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Malawi. Before joining CIC, he served as the CEO at Pan Africa Life (now Sanlam Insurance) having amassed his initial knowledge in the industry working at Britam in several capacities including General Manager (GM) Support Services and as Finance and Strategy Director. Tom has an MBA in Strategic Management from Moi University and holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Nairobi. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and a member of Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK).Mr. Charles KimaniGroup Finance DirectorCharles holds Masters in Finance from University of Nairobi, Bsc Accounting from USIU-Africa, and certifications in ICPAK and ICPSK. He has previously held senior roles including Group Head of Finance-Fina Bank, CFO- Old Mutual, Managing Director-Faulu Microfinance Bank and most recent before joining Britam he was the CFO & Ag Managing Director at Family Bank.KENNEDY B. AOSADirector, International Insurance BusinessKennedy holds both a Master degree in Business Administration (Marketing) and Bachelor of Commerce in Business Administration both from University of Pune. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) and Associate of the Insurance Institute of India (AIII) and is a chartered Insurer. He has served in various roles in the Insurance Company including General Manager, Marketing Manager and Assistant Underwriting Manage.Evah KimaniDirector Partnerships & DigitalEvah is a passionate and experienced products & partnerships expert with over 15 years’ experience and a strong footprint in ICT, Digital Channels, and Products Marketing roles. She has worked across telco, ICT and FSI industries leading teams and portfolios responsible for building and growing new revenues, customer-focused digital solutions and channels, and cross-sector shared-value partnerships. She has a postgraduate degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor’s degree in computer Science from the University of Nairobi.Diane KorirCustomer Experience DirectorAMBROSE DABANIDirector, Retail.Ambrose is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, UK and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Nairobi. He has previously held senior roles at Britam that include General Manager – Life Business, Chief Actuary, Risk and Investment Officer and Chief Operations Officer. Prior to joining Britam he worked as Head of Actuarial, Alexander Forbes Financial Services, Namibia.Mulalo MoroeDirector Legal & ComplianceCatherine KaritaStrategy & Investor Relations DirectorCAROL MISIKODirector Risk and Internal AuditCarol holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Massachusetts and a certificate in International Risk Management. She has previously held senior roles including Group Risk and Compliance Manager, ICEA Lion, Risk and Compliance Manager, Housing Finance, Credit Analyst, Housing Finance and Internal Auditor, I&M Bank.Saurabh SharmaEmerging Consumers BusinessSaurabh holds both a Master of Business Administration, Rural Management, Institute of Rural Management, India and Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences, HP State Agriculture University, India. Saurabh is a global micro insurance expert, who was responsible for implementing inclusive insurance programs in five countries across South Asia and East Africa that have reached more than two million lives. Prior to joining Britam, he supported Britam Microinsurance as an ILO Impact Insurance Fellow. Prior to this, he was working in a consulting capacity at Resilience Design and Research Labs, a specialized microinsurance advisory firm working in South Asia. He has authored multiple publications in the microinsurance space, published by the International Labor Organization (ILO), Microinsurance Network, and Governments of India and Sri Lanka.JACKSON THEURIDirector CorporateJackson holds a MBA in Global Business Management, United States International University (USIU- Africa) and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting option), Kenyatta University. Jackson is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). Prior to joining Britam, Theuri was the Group CEO, Harvard Africa, Deputy Group Managing Director – General Insurance, UAP-Old Mutual, Group Chief Finance Officer, UAP Holdings and Senior Manager, PwC Kenya and UK.Evelyne MunyokiEvelyn holds a BA Land Economics, MBA degree from USIU and is currently a Doctorate Student at Regent University-USA. She is a certified coach and an internationally certified trainer & facilitator. She joined Britam from Kenya Airways PLC, where she headed the people agenda and culture strategy. Prior to this, she was the HR Director at the Cooperative Bank of Kenya and has held different HR roles in various organizations. She has over 15 years’ experience in senior leadership management, and all areas of Human Capital.Zom ChizuraZom holds a BSc Engineering (Hons) and an MBA degree from the University of Zimbabwe as well as a Master of Engineering degree from Victoria University in Australia and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He joined Britam from Old Mutual Alternative Investments, where he headed Impact Investing out of Cape Town, South Africa. Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Old Mutual West Africa, based in Lagos, Nigeria. He spent 15 years with Old Mutual Zimbabwe for 15 years where he led the asset management business.Ask Britam