Centum Investment Management Team

Dr. James Mworia, CFA
Dr. James Mworia, CFA
Group Chief Executive Director
Dr. James Mworia, CFA
Group Chief 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).
Mr. Thomas Omondi-Achola
Mr. Thomas Omondi-Achola
Group Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Thomas Omondi-Achola
Mr. Thomas Omondi-Achola
Group Chief Operations Officer
  • Mr. Omondi was appointed as the Group Director of Operations in August 2018, responsible for the Group Human Resources, Risk, Operational excellence and ICT functions. 
  • Prior to joining Centum, he was Director Strategy and Performance Management and also the Chief Transformation Officer at Kenya Airways Limited, responsible for strategy development, execution and performance management, with over 21 years’ experience at Senior Management levels across different sectors. Prior to that, Thomas worked with Uchumi Supermarkets as the Head of IT and Strategy Implementation, a position he held until January 2005. 
  • Mr. Omondi holds a Bachelor of science degree in Mathematics, a Master’s degree in Business and Administration (MBA) majoring in Accounting and Finance both from the University of Nairobi as well as an MBA in General Management from Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (IESE) in Spain. He is also a graduate of Executive Development Programs from Gordon Institute of Business Science-University of Pretoria, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and London Business school and is also a Certified Information System Auditor.
Mr. Fred Murimi
Mr. Fred Murimi
Managing Director - Centum Capital
Mr. Fred Murimi
Managing Director - Centum Capital
  • Mr. Murimi was appointed the Managing Director for Centum Capital in August 2015. 
  • Mr. Murimi heads Centum Capital, a division of Centum Group, charged with the responsibility of overseeing the execution of the Centum 3.0 strategy through the development of investment grade opportunities across the key sectors of focus.
  • Mr. Murimi holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi, a Master of Business Administration, is qualified as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and as a Certified Public Secretary (CPS). He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK).
Ira Kaviti
Ira Kaviti
Group Head of Internal Audit
Ira Kaviti
Ira Kaviti
Group Head of Internal Audit

Mr. Kaviti was appointed as the Group Head of Internal Audit in February 2019.

Prior to his appointment, he served in senior capacities as the Head of Internal Audit for all Liberty Group companies in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi. Prior to this, he provided consultancy services to the Bermuda Monetary Authority. He had also worked with Deloitte LLP as an external Auditor and with EY Americas LLP in Bermuda specializing in audit of hedge funds and private equity funds.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya

Mr. Samuel Kariuki
Mr. Samuel Kariuki
Managing Director - Centum Real Estate
Mr. Samuel Kariuki
Managing Director - Centum Real Estate
  • Mr. Kariuki was appointed as the Group Finance Director in January 2016 and subsequently Managing Director, Centum Business Solutions Limited in August 2018
  • Mr. Kariuki holds a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Planning from Heriot-Watt University (UK), a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brooks University (UK) and Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical and Process Engineering from Moi University. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
  • He is a Certified Executive Coach and a Tutu Fellow.
Mr. Mwangi J. Mbogo
Mr. Mwangi J. Mbogo
Group Chief Legal Officer
Mr. Mwangi J. Mbogo
Mr. Mwangi J. Mbogo
Group Chief Legal Officer
  • Mr. Mbogo joined Centum Business Solutions as the Director of Legal Affairs for the Group in September 2018 responsible for the Group’s legal operations, bringing over 17 years’ experience in commercial and corporate law to the Group. 
  • Prior to joining Centum, Mr. Mbogo worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Capital Markets Authority, Simba Corporation Limited and Mohammed Muigai Advocates where he handled corporate and commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships; as well as real estate and conveyancing transactions.
  • Mr. Mwangi holds a Master’s in Science Degree in Regulation and Compliance from the University of Reading and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nairobi. He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya and a finalist Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) of the United Kingdom.