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Mr Donald Wangunyu

Mr Donald Wangunyu

Chairman

Donald is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FourFront Management, a division of Standard Investment Bank. Having pioneered mobile/SMS trading in the country 12 years earlier, FourFront goes beyond as the first Robo-Advisor in Kenya to be recognized by the Capital Markets Authority - Kenya.
 
Donald is a board member of Standard Investment Bank, and the registered Money Laundering reporting office at Kenya’s Financial Reporting Center. Donald further heads the Risk and compliance functions for the investment bank.
Along with being a board member of Standard Investment bank, he is also a member of the board of the Nairobi Securities Exchange, and the current Chairman of the Technology and Trading Committee of the board.  
 
Donald also serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Kenya Association of Stockbrokers and Investment Banks (KASIB). Previously, he has served as the chairman of the committee overseeing the growth of long-term funding for KASIB, the Chairman of the industry committee that oversaw the removal of capital gains tax from listed market securities, and as Chairman of the Broker Back Office System (BBO) Functionality Management Committee, the system used by all stock-brokers and investment bank in Kenya.

Donald is a member of the Planning and Economic Council of the Dominican Friars of East Africa and an Advisory Board member of the East Africa Forum for Alternative Investments.  He has broad experience having served as a member of the Capital Markets Master Plan implementation group, the Central Depository and Settlement Corporate’s (CDSC) Market Operations, as well as system selection committees.

Donald holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, from Suffolk University, USA and started his career in operations at Investors Bank and Trust, USA.  He later joined PegaSystems (USA), a leader in business process automation, as a principal software engineer, leading the commercial bank cheque-processing systems team, prior to joining Standard Investment Bank.

Mr Donald Wangunyu

Chairman
Mr. FA Amish Gupta

Mr. FA Amish Gupta

Vice Chairman

Amish is an award-winning investment banker who has been involved in securities trading and transaction advisory services in capital markets in Kenya and Eastern Africa for over 25 years. He has completed over 40 transactions valued at over USD600 million (Kshs 50 billion). He has been involved in IPOs, Public Rights Issues, Public Bond Offers, Privatizations, Private Placements, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Restructuring, ESOPs and General Financial Advisory. He has trained on Securitizations/PPPs and is currently interested in financing the Mining Industry.

He is Founder/CEO of his boutique firm, AG Capital.   He was previously associated with Investment Banks:  SIB;  Renaissance Capital; CFC Financial Services;  stockbroker Shah, Munge & Partners;  PricewaterhouseCoopers and Standard Chartered Bank Kenya. 

Mr. FA Amish Gupta

Vice Chairman
Mr. Luke M Kinoti

Mr. Luke M Kinoti

Secretary

Luke is an accomplished Corporate Executive, Author, Entrepreneur and Investor with over 30 years experience in the international investment space. He is the executive chairman of Vedman Capital. He is also the co-founder and former CEO of Fusion Capital group of companies and a former Managing Director and Chief Executive of Suntra Investment Limited.

Mr. Luke M Kinoti

Secretary
Ms Nancy Noreh

Ms Nancy Noreh

Treasurer

Nancy is the General Manager at Sterling Capital and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the company’s non-revenue generating functions. She supports the business through strategy planning and execution, systems and process development, team leadership, people development, stakeholder management, financial analysis and reporting.
Nancy has over 15 years’ experience in finance, accounting and administration and holds a Master of Commerce in Finance, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).

Ms Nancy Noreh

Treasurer
Mr John E. Kirimi

Mr John E. Kirimi

Director

Mr. Kirimi B.Com (Hons.), CPA (K), CPS (K), FCCA has served in various senior capacities in both Finance and General Management. He served on the boards of Kenya Commercial Bank and the Motor Trade and Allied Employers Association and is a former Senior Treasurer of the Nairobi University Council, Trustee Nairobi University Pensions Scheme and Chairman of its Investment Committee.
Mr. Kirimi is a former Chairman of the Kenya Association of Stockbrokers and Investment Banks.

Mr John E. Kirimi

Director
Rina Hicks

Rina Hicks

Director

Rina Hicks directs the Corporate Finance Advisory unit at Faida Investment Bank, and serves as the Operations Director responsible for firm-wide strategic planning and processes in Kenya and Rwanda. She has led the firm in carrying out several capital market transactions over the past five years, including cross listings, rights issues, fairness opinions, mergers and acquisitions, take over transactions and general capital raises in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. She is the founder of Money-Wise, a platform that is involved in content creation, investment coaching and training, and have increasingly become a recognized voice on financial literacy and investor education. 
Rina is the author of the book “Money-Wise: Create, Grow & Preserve Wealth” and run the YouTube Channel “Money-Wise with Rina Hicks,” which has more than 31,000 subscribers, and over 1.3 million total views from over 50 countries.

Rina Hicks

Director
Mr. Paul Wachira Mwai

Mr. Paul Wachira Mwai

Director

Mr. Mwai holds an MBA from Strathmore University and a Bachelors of Business from the University of Southern Queensland. He holds an Investment Management Certificate from UK Society for Investment Professionals and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. He is an Authorized Representative for the Growth Enterprise Market Segment (GEMS) of the NSE.
Mr. Mwai is the Chief Executive of AIB-AXYS Africa Ltd and is the immediate former Chairman of the Kenya Association of Stockbrokers and Investment Banks (KASIB). He is a Board Member and Vice Chairman of the Nairobi Securities Exchange.  He has over twenty 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry including fund management and investment banking.
He has worked in various departments within the Barclays Group, including Barclays Merchant Finance Ltd (BMFL) and Barclays Dealing Centre, before joining the Barclaytrust Investment Services Group in 1998 as a Fund Manager. He served as a Senior Portfolio Manager at Old Mutual Asset Managers following the acquisition of BarclayTrust by Old Mutual in October 2002 and as an Asset Allocation Strategist. He joined AIB-AXYS Africa Ltd in February 2012 from African Alliance Investment Bank where he was Chief Executive.

Mr. Paul Wachira Mwai

Director
Kathure Nyamu

Kathure Nyamu

Director

Kathure Nyamu is the Managing Director at NCBA Investment Bank Limited. She is an investment banker with over 22 years’ professional experience gained at CBA Capital Ltd, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Deloitte. She has extensive experience in corporate finance advisory. Prior to her appointment as the Managing Director at NCBA Investment Bank, she was the Chief Executive Officer at CBA Capital Limited, a wholly-owned investment banking subsidiary of the former Commercial Bank of Africa Limited (“CBA”), now NCBA Bank Kenya PLC. Before joining the CBA Group, Kathure held notable positions, as a Corporate Finance Executive at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2004 to 2006, Senior Corporate Finance Consultant at Deloitte Management Consultants between 2001 and 2003, and as an Auditor at Deloitte between 1997 and 2001. 
She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Nairobi and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program, an executive management course, a joint program between Strathmore Business School (SBS), Lagos Business School (LBS) and IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. Kathure is also a Certified Investment and Financial Analyst and a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya.

Kathure Nyamu

Director
Mr Ewart Salins

Mr Ewart Salins

Director

Ewart is an experienced investment services professional with a demonstrated history of working in the investment banking industry and skilled in Business Development, Capital Markets, Management, and Mergers and Acquisitions. He is the Investment Manager at Dry Associates Limited.

Mr Ewart Salins

Director
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