Richard Kiplagat is the Chief Operating Officer at Africapractice, a Pan African Strategic Communications Advisory group. He leads Africapractice operations across various group offices in London, Dar es Salaam, Perth, Casablanca, Johannesburg, Lagos, and Nairobi. Prior to joining the Africapractice, Richard was the Head of Global Strategic Alliances at Microsoft Africa for five years and was responsible for managing Microsoft’s strategic engagements with development partners and inter-governmental organizations across 47 countries in sub- Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean islands. While at Microsoft, Kiplagat was instrumental in establishing Microsoft’s partnership with The African Union, (AU), African Development Bank (AfDB), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), World Bank and the East African Community (EAC) among others to increase access to technology across the continent. Richard is currently the Chairman of The Warren Foundation and Jamii Bora Bank and a Director at Brand Africa and Akiba Group of Schools. He has previously served as a director on several boards including Kenya ICT Federation, the Kenya ICT Board, Kenya Youth Business Trust and Kenya National Chamber of Commerce. He studied economics and political science at the University of Toronto Canada, with a focus on the economics of development. He was appointed Chairman of the Board on May 3, 2019.
Hon. Amb. Ukur Yatani Kanacho has over 27-year experience in public administration, politics, diplomacy, and governance in the public sector since 1992. In January 2018 he was appointed the Cabinet Secretary for Labour and Social Protection, a position he’s serving to date. Between the years 2006-2007 while Member of Parliament for North Horr constituency, he also served as an Assistant minister for science and technology. At the height of his career (March 2013-August 2017), he served as a pioneer Governor of Marsabit County, the largest County in the Republic of Kenya. Between June 2009 and October 2012, he served as Kenya’s Ambassador to Austria with Accreditation to Hungary and Slovakia and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna. In this position, he aggressively pursued and advanced Kenya’s foreign interests. He held senior leadership positions at various diplomatic and international agencies such as International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), United Nations Organization on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vice-Chairperson of United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), Vice President of Convention on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPJ), and chair of African Group of Ambassadors among others. Between 1992—2015, he served in different positions in Kenya’s Public Administration including a District Commissioner, where sharpened his management and administrative skills. He has a Master of Arts in Public Administration and Public Policy, University of York, United Kingdom, 2005; and Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Egerton University, Kenya, 1991.
Daniel Mutua is a Deputy Director, Investment at the National Treasury. He alternates the Cabinet Secretary, the National Treasury at the Board. He has over 23 year’s Public sector experience in various Ministries including – Ministry of Labour, National Heritage, and the National Treasury – Directorate of portfolio management. Intensive training in Investment appraisal, Enterprise Risk analysis, Corporate Governance, and Public-Private Partnerships. Mutua holds a B.Ed. (Economics/ Business) from Kenyatta University (1991), MBA from ESAMI/Maastricht (2006) and several certificates from IP3 Institute, Washington DC-USA.
Peter Ng’ang’a Kanyua is an accomplished business leader in Kenya and USA markets, running into insurance, security exchange, real estate, IT, security and betting. He began his career as an Investment Consultant in the commodities and derivatives market at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), National Association of Stock Dealers Association (NASDAQ) and the Chicago Board of Exchange (CBOE). With 18 years of experience, Peter has held several senior positions at John Power Ltd, EBET (K) Limited, Energy Tech Africa Limited, among others. He is a lead consultant at Gaming Solutions Company. Peter holds a Liberal Arts degree from the Baruch College, the City University of New York majoring in Finance and Economics. He joined the Board on September 20, 2018.
Jacqueline is the Managing Partner of Umsizi LLP, where she practices as an Advocate, Corporate Secretary, Arbitrator and Mediator to a host of clientele. Jacqueline also holds an MBA degree in Global Technology Management from the American Intercontinental University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Certified and Judiciary-Accredited Mediator and an accredited Governance Auditor. She is committed to demystifying corporate governance in a way that makes sense for each entity that she deals with, and she is adept at tackling regulatory compliance. She currently serves on the Governing Council of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK), as well as on various Boards ranging from non-profit entities to State corporations in the capacity of non-executive Director. She joined the Board on May 31, 2016.
Gabriel Karanja Njenga holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Sheffield University, Sheffield United Kingdom. He attained a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law in 1991 and has been an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya since 1993. He also holds a Specialized Honours Degree Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science from York University, Toronto Canada. He is also a Certified Public Secretary. He is a founding Partner at Karanja -Njenga Advocates, a fully-fledged Corporate Commercial Law firm, established in 1993. He joined the Board on December 19, 2018.
Hon. Thomas Ludindi Mwadeghu is the immediate former Member of Parliament for Wundanyi Constituency, having served for two consecutive terms. As Member of Parliament, Hon. Mwandeghu served as a Minority Chief Whip, Member of House Business Committee, Member of Public Investment Committee and Lands Committee of the National Assembly. Previously, Hon. Mwadeghu served at different capacities at the Central Bank of Kenya, Industrial Development Bank Limited, the Housing Finance Company, the Kenya Wildlife Services, and Ocean Freight East Africa Ltd. He was a managing partner at Keah & Co. Ltd and Shulunge Auditing firms before he ventured into politics and successfully ran for a parliamentary seat for Wundanyi Constituency since the year 2008. Hon. Mwadeghu is a graduate of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Nairobi. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) since 1981. He joined the Board on September 20, 2018.
FA John K. Mwangi is the CEO and Managing Trustee of the Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority. Prior to his appointment Mr. John Mwangi was the Manager, Unclaimed Financial Assets Line at UFAA, a position he held since year 2015. Mr. Mwangi has had a successful career in several financial institutions within investment and commercial banking. He has over 16 years’ experience having worked with leading Fund Managers, Investments and Commercial banking Industry in Kenya as a Relationship Manager. Mr. Mwangi joined the Authority in April 2015 from Bank of Africa (BOA) where he was a Relationship Manager in Institutional Banking. Prior to joining BOA, Mr. Mwangi also worked at African Alliance Investment Bank, Old Mutual Asset Managers, and ICEA Asset Managers. These institutions have their operations spread locally, regionally and globally, with diverse and rich corporate cultural diversity. Mr. Mwangi is a Certified Investment and Financial Analyst and Member of the Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (ICIFA). He is also a member of the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM). He holds an Executive MBA from Strathmore Business School and underwent a Modular course on Corporate Entrepreneurship and Global Strategy at IESE Business School, the University of Navarra in Barcelona. Mr. Mwangi is a Certified Trustee by RBA in conjunction with the College of Insurance and His undergraduate is in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Nairobi.