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Britam is a leading diversified financial services group, listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The group has interests across the Eastern and Southern Africa region, with operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Mozambique and Malawi. The group offers a wide range of financial products and services in Insurance, Asset management, Banking and Property.
- MS. SHELAGH KAHONDAChairpersonMs. Kahonda is an accountant by professional. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Accounting the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification. She worked as the CFO of Urwego Opportunity Bank from 2009 to 2013 and is currently a consultant with the Bank. She has alot of experience in the financial services industry.MR. STEPHEN O WANDERANon-Executive DirectorMr. Wandera holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Business Administration Degree, both from the University of Nairobi. He has extensive experience in insurance and is also a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII). He is the immediate former Principal Executive Director (Business), Britam Holdings Plc, overseeing the International Division of six countries and two insurance companies in Kenya, having retired on 31st December 2019. He is also a past Chairman of the Association of Kenya Insurers and a former Governor of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA).ALEX KIEMENon-Executive DirectorMr. Kieme is the General Manager, Equatorial Nut Processors. He holds a Master of Science in Information Systems Management from Ferris State University, Michigan, United States of America, a Master of Business Administration from University of Wales at Cardiff, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, University of Eastern Africa.MR. KENNEDY AOSANon-Executive DirectorMr. Aosa is the Director, International Insurance Business at Britam Holdings Plc. He holds a Master degree in Business Administration (Marketing) and a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Administration both from University of Pune. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) and Associate of the Insurance Institute of India (AIII) and is a Chartered Insurer. He has served in various roles in the Company including General Manager, Marketing Manager.MS. MOLLY RWIGAMBANon-Executive DirectorMs. Rwigamba holds a Masters in International Comparative law from Uppsala – Sweden and a Bachelor’s Degree in law from the National University of Rwanda. She is a legal and Private Sector Expert with 15 years’ experience in Rwanda and has interfaced with Government Officials in Rwanda on key policy issues affecting Private Sector Development as well as advocated policy and legislative reform to create a more conducive environment for the Private Sector. Ms. Rwigamba was the CEO of the Private Sector Federation in Rwanda and is currently partner and consultant at RR Associates & Co Advocates, where she has worked on a number of projects as legal advisor and counsel. She is the Vice Chairperson of the Rwanda Management Institute, a board member of Kenya Commercial Bank – Rwanda and sits on the board of a regional (EAC) organization called Msingi-Gatsby.MR. MANASSE TWAHIRWANon-Executive DirectorMr. Twahirwa holds a Masters’ Degree in Management Sciences from the University of Quebec (Canada) and is a member of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – ACCA. He has more than 20 years’ extensive experience in finance, internal and external auditing and in good governance. He previously worked as Government Chief Internal Auditor of Rwanda, has conducted many consultancy missions and has served as an independent consultant for Ernst and Young. Mr. Twahirwa is currently the Finance Director at a Pharmaceutical Group based in Kigali Rwanda.Mr. Francis MugishaIndependent Non-Executive DirectorMr. Mugisha is a Chartered Global Management Accountant, a Fellow - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) UK, and a Fellow of the African Leadership Institute (ALI) and the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN). He is a certified Balanced Scorecard Master Professional (BSMP), a Certified Chartered Director (CERT IoD, London) and a PEFA (Public Expenditure Financial Accountability) consultant. He is a management consultant and has over 16 years of experience across several sectors in Rwanda and the region. He is a PFM practitioner and a PEFA Consultant. He practices under Cerrium Advisory (formerly MCA). Mr. Mugisha is the former CEO of Rwandair and is currently the Chairman of Rwanda Development Bank, the Vice Chairman, Horizon Group and a Board Member of ‘K-Lab’, Rwanda Security Information Authority (RISA). He previously served in the boards of Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and as the president of Certified Institute of Accountants Rwanda.NANCY KIRUKIDirector, Legal and Company SecretaryLegal and Company SecretaryMrs. 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.
- Andrew KulayigeChief Executive OfficerLawrence GathanjiChief AccountantJean Paul NkusiUnderwriting And Claims ManagerJoseph Cyusa GashayijaHead of Business Development