Board of Directors
Mr. 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.
Group Managing Director
Dr. 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).
Dr. 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.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Kenneth Kaniu is the Chief Executive Officer, Britam Asset Managers (Kenya) Limited. He has over 12 years asset management experience from various companies including STANLIB Kenya Limited where in his last posting he was the Chief Investment Officer for East Africa responsible for the investment business in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Prior to STANLIB, Kenneth worked in the Asset Management business at Allianz SE in Munich, Germany where he spent time in the portfolio implementation, investment risk management and Pan European equity research teams. Kenneth also has some banking experience after a brief stint with Commercial Bank of Africa Limited in Kenya.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from USIU-Africa, and an MBA from Strathmore Business.
Ms Robi is a real estate advisory and real estate asset management expert with over 19 years professional experience in real estate both locally and in the United States (US), Ms. Robi spent over 12 years in the real estate sector in the US. At PricewaterhouseCoopers (US), she provided real estate advisory services to various institutional clients, including leading an advisory engagement for a USD 3.5 Billion real estate portfolio.
She is the head of Valma Ltd, an East Africa-based real estate advisory firm which provides Real Estate Advisory Services to both private and institutional real estate investors and developers.
She holds a B.Sc. degree in Economics from the University of Alabama and a Masters of Science in Real Estate from Georgia State University both in the United States.
Dr. Muchekehu has over 40 years’ experience in Accounting, Auditing, Consulting and Financial Management Services and has been instrumental in the development of the Accountancy Profession in East Africa having been a past chairman of ICPAK council, The founder Chairman and Trustee of KCA University. Served in IFAC Ethics Committee & First Country representative on International Assembly of Chartered Certified Accountants. He was fellow of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (UK), Certified Public Secretary of Kenya and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
Ms. Karuri is the Principal Executive Director (Finance, Strategy and ¿Operations) and has been with the Group for over 6 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Accountant CPA (K). Prior to joining Britam Holding Plc, Gladys was a senior manager in the Assurance.
Dr. von Stiegel is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Ariya Capital. She has extensive cross border and management experience in banking, risk, investment banking and clean energy/climate change. She is a former chairperson of CHAPS Clearing Company Ltd, and a former director of Comco Clean Energy Plc and RedT Energy Plc.
Dr. von Stiegel holds a J.D. degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan, a Masters of Law degree in Taxation from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Andrews University. She has completed the Executive Programme in Corporate Finance at the London Business School.
Mrs. 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.