Board of Directors

Dr. Donald Kaberuka
Dr. Donald Kaberuka
Chairman
Dr. Donald Kaberuka
Dr. Donald Kaberuka
Chairman
  • Dr. Kaberuka is currently the African Union High Representative for the Peace Fund, Hauser Leader in Residence Harvard Kennedy School, Board member – World Economic Forum Board of Trustees, Mandela Institute, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation among others.
  • He was formerly the President and Chairman of the African Development Bank, a position he held till 2015.
  • He was the Minister for Finance in Rwanda as well as the Governor for Rwanda for the IMF and World Bank from 1997 to 2005 and the Chief Economist for Inter-Africa Coffee Organization.
  • He has a PhD in Economics from University of Glasgow, Scotland.

 

Dr. Laila Macharia
Dr. Laila Macharia
Non Executive Director
Dr. Laila Macharia
Dr. Laila Macharia
Non Executive Director
  • Dr. Laila is the Founder and CEO of Scion Real Estate Limited, a property investment company based in Nairobi that provides financing for builders in Africa’s rapidly growing cities through its Africa Metro Property Facility.
  • Dr. Laila has vast experience managing US$ portfolios and transactions in the USA and East Africa.  While at the New York office of Clifford Chance, a leading global law firm, she coordinated a US$9 billion multi-currency bond program.
  • Prior to that, she headed the Africa Initiative at the Global Fund for Women in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Dr. Laila is currently the Vice Chairman, Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and a member of Capital Markets Tribunal. She has previously served as the Chairman, Kenya Property Developers Association
Ken Wanderi
Ken Wanderi
Non-Executive Director
Ken Wanderi
Ken Wanderi
Non-Executive Director
  • Mr.  Wanderi  joined  the  board  as  the representative  for  Industrial  Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC) in 2015.
  • He  has  more  than  27  years’  experience  in accounting and finance rising through the ranks at  ICDC  to  his  current  position  as  Executive Director. Kennedy has experience developing and operationalizing  sound  financial  management systems, as well as short and long term financial plans.  
  • Mr Wanderi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management  as  well  as  a  MBA  in  Finance  and Banking, both from the Moi University.
  • He is also a Certified Public Accountant. 
Mr. James Mworia
Mr. James Mworia
Executive Director
Mr. James Mworia
Mr. James Mworia
Executive Director
  • Mr. James M. Mworia is the Chief Executive Officer of Centum Investment Company Limited and its subsidiaries since October 2008.
  • He has over ten years work experience including Investment Management at Trans-century and Centum.
  • Mr. Mworia is a CFA Charter holder, Certified Public Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Nairobi and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Member of Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA).
  • Represents Centum as a non executive director on the Boards of Nairobi Bottlers Limited, Mount Kenya Bottlers Limited, General Motors East Africa Limited and NAS Airport Services Limited and SIA (K) Holdings Limited.
Catherine Igathe
Catherine Igathe
Non Executive Director
Catherine Igathe
Catherine Igathe
Non Executive Director
  • Catherine is the Managing Director of AIG Kenya Insurance Company Limited.
  • She was formerly the General Manager Distribution at AIG Kenya.
  • She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from United States International University. She is a graduate of Advanced Management Program from Strathmore Business School and IESE Business School, and has over 18 years' managerial experience.
  • She also serves as a Director in the Board of GenAfrica Asset Managers Limited.
Mary Githiaka Ngige
Mary Githiaka Ngige
Non Executive Director
Mary Githiaka Ngige
Mary Githiaka Ngige
Non Executive Director
  • Mary holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi and a Masters of Business Administration from Strathmore Business School.
  • She is a Certified Public Accountant (Kenya).
  • She has vast managerial experience, having held various positions in the past such as Senior Manager at Deloitte and Touche, Group Finance Director at CMC Holdings Limited and acting CEO at CMC Holdings Limited.
  • She also serves as a non-executive director in the Boards of Kenindia Assurance Company Limited and Platcorp Holdings Limited.

 

Dr. Christopher J. Kirubi
Dr. Christopher J. Kirubi
Non Executive Director
Dr. Christopher J. Kirubi
Dr. Christopher J. Kirubi
Non Executive Director
  • Dr.Christopher J. Kirubi has been a non-executive Director since December 1997, he served as Chairman of the Board between 1998 and 2003.
  • He is the Chairman of Centum Investment Committee.
  • He is a well known Kenyan industrialist with interest in FMCG, media and communications.
  • He is a graduate of Insead and the Harvard Business School.
  • He was appointed a director Harvard Business School in 2012.
  • He is the Chairman of DHL World Wide Express Limited, Haco Industries Kenya Limited, Kiruma International Limited, International House Limited, Nairobi Bottlers Limited, Sandvik East Africa Limited and Capital FM.
  • He is Non-executive director of Bayer East Africa Limited, UAP Provincial Insurance Company Limited and Beverage Services of Kenya Limited.
Hon. William Byaruhanga
Hon. William Byaruhanga
Non Executive Director
Hon. William Byaruhanga
Hon. William Byaruhanga
Non Executive Director
  • Hon. Byaruhanga is the Attorney General, Republic of Uganda, a position he assumed in June 2016.
  • Prior to his appointment as the Attorney General, he was the Principal Partner, Kasirye, Byaruhanga and Company Advocates, where he was a specialist in Investments and Corporate Finance Law.
  • He holds a Bachelors' Degree in Law from Makerere University and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Uganda.
  • He is a member of the Uganda Bar.

 

Susan Githuku
Susan Githuku
Non Executive Director
Susan Githuku
Susan Githuku
Non Executive Director

Current Position/Directorships

  • MD & Founder – Human Performance Dynamics Africa (2009 – to date)

Experience- Work & Directorships

  • Former Director – Coca – cola University (Eurasia & Africa 2008)
  • Africa Group HR Director Coca – cola (2005 -2008)
  • Coca – cola Group Director HR Centre of Excellence SA (2003 – 2005)
  • HR Director Coca – cola Director South and East Africa Division (2003 – 2004)
  • Coca – cola Regional Human Resource Manager – East Africa and Highlands Region (2000 – 2003)
  • CARE Regional Leadership Development Program Cordinator CARE International (1999 – 2000)
  • MA Program Manager – Africa Economic Research Consortium (1995 – 1998)
  • Program Officer USAID (1989 – 1993)
  • Planning Officer Min. Planning & National Development (1982 – 1988)

Qualifications

  • MSc. Development Economics University of Strathclyde – Glasgow
  • BSc. Economics & Psychology – St Lawrence University