Richard Kiplagat is the Chief Operating Officer at Africapractice, a Pan African Strategic Communications Advisory group. He leads Africapractice operations across our 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 organisations 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 other 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 reappointed as member and Chairman of the Board on July 6, 2022.
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.He was reappointed on October 6, 2021
Mwai wa Kihu is an Investment and Management consultant. He has a wealth of experience in Group Savings and
Investment Management, Capital Markets Investments and Portfolio Management. For over 20 years, he has
assisted people to form and manage investment groups to mobilize capital for investment.
He is currently the CEO and founder of Kenya Productivity Institute, an Investment, Management and Training
consultancy. He is a founding member of several organizations such as the Kenya Association of Investment
Groups, Fechim Investments Limited and Amalgamated Chama Limited, where he serves as a director. He is a
Fellow and Life Member of Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), Member of the Institute of Certified Investment
and Financial Analysts (ICIFA), Institute of Directors (IOD) and Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and the East
African Kennel Club.
He serves as Chairman, Board of Management (BOM) of Empakasi Secondary School in Kajiado North Sub County,
and Friends of Oloolua Forest and a member of the Institutional Scientific and Ethical Review Committee at
Kenya’s Institute of Primate Research (IPR).
He has previously served as a director of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA); Retirement Benefits Authority
(RBA); a member of the Governing Council for the Kenya Institute of Management (1983 – 2008) and the
Marketing Society of Kenya (1998-1999.
He holds a Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) degree from Bradford University, UK, (1977) and an MBA from the
United States International University – Africa (1983).
He was appointed to the Board on July 13, 2022.
Mrs. Grace Tole is a career banker with over 30 years of experience in Banking Operations and Management and is
currently an independent consultant. She has held senior management positions at Citibank NA Kenya, Victoria
Commercial Bank and M- Oriental Commercial Bank, Nairobi.
Mrs. Tole holds a Master of Business Administration Degree in International Management from Thunderbird
Graduate School, University of Arizona USA, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Nairobi.
She was appointed to the Board on July 13, 2022.
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.
Njoroge Ng’ang’a is a C-Suite Level Executive with a remarkable professional legacy and a rich leadership history
that spans over 30 years in the East African region. He currently serves as the Executive Director for Progressive
Heritage, a family-owned group of businesses specializing in agri-business and real estate.
Prior to his current role, Njoroge served as the CEO of Home Afrika between 2013 and 2015 where he was
instrumental in leading a record achievement of revenue growth and a significant 171% year-on-year
infrastructure upgrade investment in his first full year. In the earlier years, Njoroge worked as an expatriate in
Uganda where he held numerous senior leadership positions. These include serving as the General Manager at
Dyer & Blair Uganda and DFCU Bank Uganda, Country Manager at Africa Online Uganda, and Head of Investments,
Housing Finance Bank of Uganda.
Njoroge is also a member of the CFA Institute of East Africa and the Institute of Directors in Kenya. He holds an
MSc in Financial Management from the University of London (SOAS), and an undergraduate degree in Accounting
& Financial Management from Ohio Wesleyan University. He also qualified with the California State Board of