Board of Directors

Dr. Donald Kaberuka
Dr. Donald Kaberuka
Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director
Dr. Donald Kaberuka
Dr. Donald Kaberuka
Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Dr. Kaberuka was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in October 2016 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board.
  • Dr. Kaberuka is currently the African Union High Representative for the Financing and Peace Fund, a Hauser Leader-in-Residence, Harvard Kennedy School, Mo Ibrahim Foundation board member, and a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Audit Committee for the Rockefeller Foundation. He is also a Senior Adviser to the global private equity firm, TPGSatya, as well as the global advisory firm Boston Consulting Group.
  • He was formerly the President and Chairman of the African Development Bank, a position he held from 2005 to 2015. He also served as the Minister for Finance in Rwanda where he led the economic team within the Government of Rwanda also as the Governor for Rwanda for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
  • Dr. Kaberuka holds a PhD in Economics from University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Dr. Laila Macharia
Dr. Laila Macharia
Vice Chairperson and Independent Non - Executive Director
Dr. Laila Macharia
Dr. Laila Macharia
Vice Chairperson and Independent Non - Executive Director
  • Dr. Macharia was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in October 2013, and currently serves as the Vice Chairperson of the board of directors, Chairperson of the Nomination & Governance Committee, as well as a member of the Risk and Finance & Investment Committees.
  • Dr. Macharia is currently a Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor backing upcoming entrepreneurs in media, education, data analytics and financial technology. She is also a Non- Executive Director at Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited. Prior to this, she worked as Chief Executive Officer of Scion Real, a
  • consultancy firm in project finance and at Kaplan & Stratton, a top-tier Kenyan law firm, on transactions in Kenya, South Africa and Uganda. She also served as a Senior Regional Advisor at USAID-East Africa and worked at the helm of the Africa Initiative at the Global Fund for Women in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Dr. Macharia holds a B.A. in Planning & Public Policy from the University of Oregon, a Juris Doctor and LL.M from Cornell University and a doctorate from Stanford University, all in the United States.
Catherine Mturi – Wairi
Catherine Mturi – Wairi
Independent Non- executive Director
Catherine Mturi – Wairi
Catherine Mturi – Wairi
Independent Non- executive Director
  • Ms. Catherine Mturi – Wairi was appointed a Non-Executive Director on the 31st of March 2022 and currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Risk Committee.
  • Ms. Mturi-Wairi is a respected business leader who brings with her three decades of experience in finance and accounting. She has a track record of successfully developing and executing successful business strategies, strengthening investment portfolios, and driving organizational success.
  • Ms. Mturi-Wairi presently serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Vipingo Development Plc. and Sidian Bank Limited. She is formerly the Managing Director of Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) where she led the development and execution of KPA's long term strategy. In her 23 years of service at KPA, Ms. Mturi-Wairi served in various capacities including General Manager of Finance. In her tenure, she chaired the KPA Change Management Steering Committee, served in the Corporation Tender Committee, and served as a member of the Information Technology Steering Committee.
  • Ms. Mturi-Wairi holds an MBA in Strategic Management from United States International University (USIU), BSc. in Finance and Accounting, USIU, is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya, Certified Public Secretary of Kenya, and a Certified SAP Consultant.
  • She is a member of the Institute of Directors of Kenya, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), where she serves in the ICPAK ad-hoc Review Committee and the Public Finance and Taxation Committee—ICPAK Coast Branch. She is also a member of the Institute of Certified Secretaries, Kenya Institute of Management, Women in Marine Sector in East and Southern Africa and Association of Women Accountants of Kenya.

 

Mr. William Byaruhanga
Mr. William Byaruhanga
Non Executive Director
Mr. William Byaruhanga
Mr. William Byaruhanga
Non Executive Director
  • Mr. Byaruhanga was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in October 2016 and serves as a member of the Nomination & Governance Committee.
  • Hon. William Byaruhanga is the Attorney General of the 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 specialised in Investments and Corporate Finance Law.
  • Hon. Byaruhanga holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from Makerere University and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, Uganda. He is a member of the Ugandan and East African Law Society.
Mr. James Mworia
Mr. James Mworia
Executive Director
Mr. James Mworia
Mr. James Mworia
Executive Director
  • Dr. Mworia is the Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Centum Investment Company Plc, a position he has held since October 2008.
  • Dr. Mworia serves on several boards, including those of Sidian Bank Limited and Almasi Beverages Limited, where he serves as Chairman, Nairobi Bottlers Limited, Isuzu East Africa Limited and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Dr. Mworia also serves as a Director of Centum Exotics Limited, Investpool Holdings Limited, Centum Development Company Limited and Two Rivers Lifestyle Centre Limited. Dr. Mworia was also appointed as Chancellor of Machakos University in October 2016.
  • Dr. Mworia holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Nairobi, and a Doctorate in Business (Honoris Causa) from Machakos University. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a CFA Charter Holder, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, a Fellow of the Kenyan Institute of Management and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).
Andrew Mukite Musangi
Andrew Mukite Musangi
Non Executive Director
Andrew Mukite Musangi
Andrew Mukite Musangi
Non Executive Director
  • Andrew Mukite Musangi obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from the University of Hull (UK) in 1993 was admitted to the Bar in Kenya in 1995. He has been actively engaged in legal practice for the last 26 years.
  • Mukite is a seasoned legal practitioner focused mainly on corporate and commercial law. His practice areas include Mergers and Acquisitions, Debt Recovery and Restructuring; Securities, Insurance litigation; Employment and Labour law; Commercial Arbitration; Intellectual Property (with emphasis on Anti-counterfeit matters); Public Procurement; Public Private Partnerships; Conveyancing and Company law.
  • Mukite has extensive Corporate experience having served as a strategic adviser to several corporate clients both local and multi-national. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at GenAfrica Asset Managers (formerly a Centum group Company) which has Assets Under Management in excess of USD $3 billion. He also serves as the Chairman of the Public Procurement Regulatory Board.
  • He also has extensive experience in property and land matters and has represented various high- profile clients with extensive land holdings in the region. 
Dr. Moses Ikiara
Dr. Moses Ikiara
Independent Non - Executive Director
Dr. Moses Ikiara
Independent Non - Executive Director
  • Dr. Ikiara was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in November 2017 and is currently the acting Managing Director of the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS). Dr. Ikiara serves as a member of the Risk, Audit and Finance & Investment Committees.
  • He is also a Director of Elimu Holdings Limited, Centum Exotics Limited and Kilele Holdings Limited.
  • Dr. Ikiara was previously the Managing Director of the Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest) as well as former Executive Director at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), having started as a Policy Analyst at the same Institute. He was formerly a lecturer and research fellow at the School of Environmental Studies, Moi University.
  • Dr. Ikiara holds a PhD in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, a Master’s degree in Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture (First Class Honors) both from the University of Nairobi.
Mrs. Susan Githuku
Mrs. Susan Githuku
Independent Non Executive Director
Mrs. Susan Githuku
Mrs. Susan Githuku
Independent Non Executive Director
  • Mrs. Susan Githuku was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in September 2017 and serves as a member of the Nomination & Governance Committee and the Finance & Investment Committee. She also serves as a Director of Centum Foundation.
  • Mrs. Githuku is the Founder and Managing Director of Human Performance Dynamics Africa and the Founder and Creative Director of publishing house Footprints Press. Mrs. Githuku was formerly the Head of talent management and Director of Coca-Cola University across Eurasia and Africa. Prior to that, she was the Africa Group HR Director at Coca-Cola responsible for the function in 54 countries and was based in London and Johannesburg.
  • Mrs. Githuku holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Psychology from St. Lawrence University and a Master of Science Degree in Development Economics from the University of Strathclyde-Glasgow.
Catherine Igathe
Catherine Igathe
Non Executive Director
Catherine Igathe
Catherine Igathe
Non Executive Director
  • Mrs. Igathe was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in September 2016, and currently serves as Chairperson of the Risk Committee and as a member of the Finance & Investment Committee and Audit Committee.
  • Mrs. Igathe is currently the Managing Director of AIG Kenya Insurance Company Limited and has over 18 years’ managerial experience. She also serves as a Non-Executive Director on the board of GenAfrica Asset Managers Limited.
  • Mrs. Igathe holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from United States International University. She is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program from Strathmore Business School and IESE Business School. 

 

Mr. Christopher Huka
Mr. Christopher Huka
Representative of KDC
Mr. Christopher Huka
Mr. Christopher Huka
Representative of KDC
  • Mr. Huka is the representative for Kenya Development Corporation Limited (KDC) in the Board of Centum Investment Company Plc. with effect from the 24th of September 2021. He also represents KDC in the Nomination & Governance Committee, Audit Committee, Risk Committee, Finance & Investment Committee and in the board of Two Rivers Development Limited.
  • Mr. Huka is the Interim Director General at KDC mandated to manage the merger and transition of the Tourism Finance Corporation (TFC), Industrial Development Bank (IDB) and Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC) into a single development finance institution. He has built a long career in both the private and public sectors, working at senior executive levels for over 25 years in Banking Investments and Oil & Gas sectors.
  • Prior to this appointment at KDC, Mr. Huka served as the Senior Technical Advisor to the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury and Planning of the Republic of Kenya. He has served at Dubai Islamic Bank UAE, as the Human Resource & Administration Director and the Senior Business Partner at Barclays Bank of Kenya. Before joining Barclays, he worked in three senior managerial positions as Country Human Resources at Chevron (K) Ltd, (formerly Caltex), Human Resources Officer at Shell (K)Ltd and Senior Human Resources Officer at Post Bank.
  • Mr. Huka holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Education degree from Moi University, Diploma in Executive Coaching; Academy of Executive Coaching – UK, Higher National Diploma: HRM from Institute of Human Resource Management, Kenya and advanced Certificate in Strategic HR Management, Cornell University – USA.