Britam board of directors and Executive Team - Kenya
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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.
- DR. BENSON I. WAIREGIGroup Managing DirectorDr. 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). He is a Director of HF Group Limited. He is also the Chancellor of Kenyatta University, a 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).MR. WALTER ANDREW HOLLASNon-Executive ChairmanMr. Hollas holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, specialising in Economics and Finance from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (FIA), a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and the UK Institute of Directors. He is also, a Certified Pension Fund Trustee of the Kenya College of Insurance. He has extensive experience in finance, having worked as a consultant in various countries. Mr. Hollas was a Senior Partner and Chief Executive, at PricewaterhouseCoopers responsible for East, Central and West Africa, before his retirement in 2010. Currently, he is managing his own consultancy firm and devoting his time to non-executive roles.Mr. Mohamed Said KaramaNon-Executive Deputy ChairmanMr. Mohamed is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Government Financial Manager with diversified consulting skills, comprehensive project management experience and extensive knowledge of the public sector, financial services and healthcare industries. He has been a partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, leading advisory services both in Kenya and in the United States. He has over 20 years of global experience in both developed and emerging markets.DR. PETER K. MUNGA, CBSNon-Executive DirectorDr. 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. Dr. Munga is the former Chairman of Equity Bank Limited, former Chairman of National Oil Corporation of Kenya (NOCK), Chairman of Equatorial Nut Processors Ltd and Chairman of Fresho International Limited. He is an enterprising businessman and runs the Pioneer Group of Schools.NANCY K. KIRUKICompany SecretaryMrs. Kiruki is the Director, ¿Legal & Company Secretary and has been with Britam Group for over 10 years. Prior to this, she was the Director Legal and Human Resource. She holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) from the University of Nairobi. Mrs. Kiruki also is 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.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 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.MS. CAROLINE KIGENNon-Executive DirectorMs. Caroline has wide experience in accounting, financial management and corporate governance. She has worked with the University of Nairobi, and Strathmore University as a lecturer in accounting as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers in audit and assurance. Carol has also sat on a number of boards locally and internationally. She is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) where she has chaired a number of committees.MARIANNE LONERNon-Executive DirectorMs. Loner holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Graduate school of Business Administration New York University. She has over thirty years’ experience in financial services and asset management. She is a Director at Sura Asset Management S.A. Colombia. She also serves as a Director of the Supervisory Board of Procredit Holdings AG & Co Germany.GEORGE ODONon-Executive DirectorMr. Odo is the Managing Director for AfricInvest East Africa and a Senior Partner with the AfricInvest Group. He has over 25 years experience working in various sectors in East and Southern Africa region including Agribusiness, Banking, Insurance, Micro finance, and Appointment of George Odo as a Director of Britam Holdings Plc International development. He previously served as a Non-Executive Director (NED) for the UAP Insurance Group, Family Bank Kenya, Brookhouse International School Kenya, Mayfair Bank Kenya and Danish Refugee Council for Horn of Africa and Yemen. Mr. Odo holds an Executive MBA degree from United States International University (Kenya) & Columbia University (USA), a B Com degree from Rani Durgavati University (India) and is also a Certified Partnership Broker and a Certified Accountant.Stephen WanderaNon-Executive DirectorMr. Christopher MinterNon-Executive DirectorMr. Minter is the Head of Principal Investments & Acquisitions at Swiss Re Ltd. He is responsible for the ongoing management of Swiss Re’s principal investments portfolio as well as for acquisitions and divestments of both strategic and financial holdings of the Swiss Re Group. Mr. Minter has over 25 years’ experience in Investments Management, Private Equity, Corporate Development and Finance. Prior to joining Swiss Re, he held a number of senior positions at Deutsche Bank between 2001 and 2012. Between 1993 and 2001, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Prague and Zurich, where he advised international clients across a range of transactions and situations. Mr. Minter holds a Master's degree in Law and History from the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.Ms. Josephine OssiyaNon-Executive DirectorMs. Ossiya is currently the Chief Finance Officer at Bujagali Energy Limited. She was previous the CFO and Head of Finance of ATC Ghana (2012 - 2014) and the Finance Director, Eskom Uganda Limited from 2008 to 2012. She is also a board member of the Central Bank of Uganda. She is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU), a Fellow Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK (ACCA) and a Member of Institute of Internal Auditors Inc. US (IIA). She is also a founder Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Inc. Uganda. Ms. Ossiya holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting) from Makerere University.
- DR. BENSON I. WAIREGIGroup Managing DirectorDr. Benson 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). He is a Director of HF Group Limited. He is also the Chancellor of Kenyatta University, a 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).GLADYS M. KARURIPrincipal Executive Director(Finance, Strategy and operations)DR. MUTHOGA NGERACorporate and External Affairs DirectorNANCY K. KIRUKIDirector , Legal & Company SecretaryJAMES MAITHODirector, Human ResourcesSTEVE B. MAGATIGroup Head of Internal AuditBETTY MUTHONI MWANGIGroup Commercial DirectorJACK W. MAINAGroup Chief Operating OfficerKENNEDY B. AOSADirector, International Insurance BusinessKENNETH KANIUCEO, Britam Asset Managers (K) Limited.AMBROSE DABANICEO & Principal Officer - Britam Life AssuranceCompany (K) Limited.EDWARD KURIAChief of StaffCAROL MISIKOGroup Chief Risk & Compliance OfficerJUDE ANYIKOGroup Chief Investment OfficerSUSAN KARIUKIChief Actuary & Product Development ManagerFRIDACLARE K. KATUSYAChief Finance Officer, Group FinanceLevi NyakundiGroup Marketing & Communication DirectorSaurabh SharmaGeneral Manager - Britam MicroInsuranceAsk Britam