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Mr. Wangai is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya with extensive experience in provision of auditing, accounting and business advisory services acquired during his 34 years with two of the big 4 professional services firms, Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Masters in Business Administration Degree, both from University of Nairobi.

Mr. Wangai retired from Deloitte East Africa in 2018 after serving the firm for 21 years as a partner. His key leadership roles at Deloitte included 15 years as the leader of the Audit and Assurance Business unit. He also served on various boards and board committees within the Deloitte Africa Governance structures including serving as the Deputy Chairman and the Chairman of Deloitte Africa Board. His career with Deloitte provided him an opportunity to develop a wealth of experience while serving as the Lead Partner in the provision of audit, transaction advisory and business transformation services to leading businesses in the Insurance, Investment, Reinsurance and Insurance Broking space in East Africa and the wider Africa region.

As a professional accountant he has made a lasting impact in the development of the accountancy profession in Africa. This includes serving as Chairman and Council member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and also as the Deputy President of the Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Federation of Accountants. Mr. Wangai also serves on the boards of Kenyatta International Convention Centre and Kenya Open Golf Limited.



James is the Chairman of First Chartered Securities Group, a private investment holding group with interests infinancial services, logistics, property and agriculture among others. James holds a MA (Hons) degree from Oxford University, U.K.

James has over 30 years experience in the insurance sector starting out at Hogg Robinson Insurance Brokers in 1986 where he rose through the ranks to become a Senior Manager.

In 1993, he joined Lion of Kenya Insurance Company as the Technical Manager, rising to Assistant General Manager, Deputy Managing Director and finally as the Managing Director from 1997 to 2003. He joined the Boards of First Chartered Securities, Insurance Company of East Africa and Lion of Kenya in 1996. In 2003,

he was appointed Chairman of First Chartered Securities. James is also the Chairman of the ICEA LION Group, NCBA Bank Group and Mitchell Cotts Kenya Group. In 2015 he was appointed Chairman of the Board of the Capital Markets Authority.




Mariam Abdullahi is SAP Africa’s Telecommunications Industry Lead and is responsible for the overall Telco strategy and execution across the continent.

Mariam holds a Bachelor of Science with a special focus on Computer Science and Business Management from Brunel University England.

With over 19 years of experience in both IT and Telco industries, Mariam’s career began in the automotive industry in the U.K. where she led IT Services and Outsourcing for Ford Motor Company. Since then she has held various leadership positions in Sales, Operations, Customer Service and Transformation lead roles at multinational organisations including Microsoft, Oberthur Technologies, Brightpoint, Zain and Emirates telecommunications company ‘du’ in the U.S.A, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Empathy for people, great ideas and contributing to the empowerment of societies through technology gives Mariam her greatest satisfaction.




Mugwe is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Olsuswa Energy Limited, a Kenyan-based and registered geothermal exploration company. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Mayfox Mining Company Limited, Kenya’s leading indigenous mineral exploration company.

Additionally, Mugwe is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Mayfox Digital Media. Prior to founding his companies, Mugwe was a Junior Analyst at Goldman Sachs International, London, U.K. Mugwe has a Master in International Business (MIB) from Grenoble École de Management (Grandes Écoles), France, and a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. Prior to that, he attended the Sevenoaks School in the United Kingdom where he attained his International Baccalaureate Diploma with distinction. Mugwe has a diploma in Sustainability and Leadership from the Swedish Institute. He is a Fellow of the Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP), a global programme on Leadership and Sustainability for Young African leaders.

Mugwe is a dynamic serial entrepreneur and extractive industry leader, with over eight years’ experience across various sectors in Africa. He boasts demonstrable capacity of conceptualizing start-up initiatives and growing them to large scale investor-ready organisations. Mugwe is motivated by the vision of playing a substantial role in molding Kenya’s extractive into a hub of global distinction and immense opportunity.



Andrew is the Executive Director of First Chartered Securities, a private investment holding company with interests in financial services, logistics, real estate, manufacturing and agriculture. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree
in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University. Andrew began his career in the banking industry, and between 1990 and 1994 worked at Mercantile Finance Company, its affiliate The African Mercantile Banking Company and at Citibank Nairobi.

He joined First Chartered Securities in 1994 as the Group Planning Manager and in 2000 was appointed to the Board as Executive Director. Andrew is also a Non-Executive Director of several other companies, including NIC Group Plc and Unga Group Plc, both of which are quoted on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.

Andrew is a trustee of Faraja Cancer Support Trust.




Kairo is a consultant and a founder partner of Viva Africa Consulting LLP and Viva Africa Consulting Limited. He is both a lawyer and accountant by profession. He attended Strathmore and the University of Nairobi where he graduated with LLB (Hons) and is a CPA-K and CPA-T holder.

He was previously responsible for establishing and running the Tax Transaction Advisory Group at Deloitte and Touche as the Director of the unit, was responsible for mergers, acquisitions, transaction arrangements, wealth structuring and funds management as well as corporate and legal structuring. Kairo has extensive experience in all areas of taxation in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania and other countries in Africa. His experience involved all areas of legal, finance and taxation and was also involved in establishment of specialized tax service lines in direct and indirect taxation including customs, international tax and transfer pricing.

Amongst many of his key achievements, Kairo remains the only individual to-date to be recognised by KRA in the annual taxpayers’ awards for contribution towards tax education in Kenya having also been recognized by the IFC for outstanding tax advice contribution in the Kenya and Uganda Railways concession process. He also contributed to capacity enhancement for the East Africa Law Society and the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya. 

He also serves on the Boards of Kenya Power, Special Economic Zones Authority, NIC Bank and ICEA LION Asset Management.

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John is a Non-Executive Director of ICEA LION General Insurance.

John is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K). John commenced his career as a Costs Accounts Assistant at Food Specialities (K) Ltd (now Nestle Ltd) between 1970 and 1974. Between 1974 and 1977 he worked at Firestone East African as a Cost and Factory Accountant.

In 1977 he moved to Guardian Royal Exchange and Commercial Union Groups, which a year later, became Lion of Kenya Insurance Company Ltd upon localisation of foreign insurance companies operating in Kenya. Between 1977 and 2003 he rose through the ranks starting out as an Assistant Accountant in 1977, then moving on to the Company Accountant in 1982. In 1984 he was promoted to the Accounts Manager and onto the Finance Manager in 1992.

In 1993, John was appointed Assistant General Manager, Finance and Administration, and in 1996 was appointed General Manager. In 2003 he was appointed Managing Director where he served until he retired from the newly merged entity ICEA LION General Insurance in 2013.

John was the Board Director responsible for the establishment, operations and supervision of Lion of Tanzania (now ICEA LION General Insurance Tanzania). He was also a Member and Chairman of the Finance and Secretariat Affairs Committee of the Association of Kenya Insurers.




Duncan was born in 1925 in Nyeri, Kenya. He commenced his secondary
school education in 1944 and rose to become the Captain at Alliance High School. He attended Makerere College in Uganda before proceeding to University of St. Andrews in the U.K where he graduated with a Master of Arts (Hons) in Economics and History. He started off his career in 1956 as an Economist/Statistician at the East Africa High Commission before joining the Kenya Treasury as a Deputy Secretary in 1959. At independence in 1963 he was appointed the Permanent Secretary in the office of the President before becoming the Secretary to the Cabinet later that year. He was Head of the Civil Service and Advisor to the President and Cabinet in charge of coordination and monitoring of government functions.

Between 1967 and 1983, he was appointed the Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya four times. He was also the Alternate Governor of the IMF and served in the Interim Committee of World Bank and IMF. Between 1970 and 1971, Duncan was the Chairman of the Commission of Enquiry (Public Service Structure and Remuneration), Sessional Paper 1973. He was cited by the President with the award of Elder of the Golden Heart (EGH) and in 1983, he retired as the Governor of Central Bank.

Mr. Ndegwa served as the Chairman of Alliance High School between 1977 and 1987 and was the Chairman of Unga Group Limited between 1984 and 1998. He is the Chair, Director and Trustee of numerous organisations. He is also a member of the Bretton Woods Committee.He has been involved in numerous philanthropic activities over the years. Mr. Ndegwa has written various papers and articles in the field of Banking, Economics and Finance and is the author of “Walking in Kenyatta Struggles.”



Alternate Director

Patrick is the Planning & Projects Director of First Chartered Securities Ltd, a private investment holding company with interests in financial services, logistics, real estate, manufacturing and agriculture.

Patrick holds a BSC in Business Administration from USIU and is a Certified Public Accountant and alumnae of IESE Business School. He is also a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and a Member of the Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) Japan.

He previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Shell Exploration and Production Kenya BV between 1988 and 1992. Prior to his present position, he was the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Mitchell Cotts Kenya Group until January 2006. Patrick is also a Non–Executive Director of Mitchell Cotts Group Limited and a director of several other companies.




David is the current Chairman, The Banda Group Education and Property Groups.

David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA), a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK).

He has over 40 years professional experience and has been involved in the audits of banks and financial institutions,
manufacturing companies, hotels and tourism, aviation companies, agricultural and insurance companies. He has several years’ experience in General Practice, Taxation and Consultancy, IT and others. He was a Partner at Ernst & Young, East Africa, from 1970 until June 2006. He was Chairman in 1988 and Senior Partner in 2002. He was a member of the Panel of Experts of the UN appointed Mediator of the East African Community involved in the evaluation of assets and distribution of liabilities for Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

He is the Chairman, Non-Executive Chairman and Non-Executive Director of numerous organisations spanning advertising & communications, manufacturing, education, properties and real estate, banking, insurance and reinsurance sectors.



Director & CEO, ICEA LION Insurance Holdings

Dr. Mwangi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from from the University of Nairobi and an MBA from the Wits Business School in Johannesburg. He has a PhD in Organisational Performance and Change Management from the Rand Afrikaans University (currently University of Johannesburg) and is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Executive Leadership Coach. 

In the past, Dr. Mwangi worked in South Africa and Ethiopia as a Business Consultant in Deloitte and Touche Johannesburg, Finance Director of the Independent Mediation Service of South Africa and also as Associate Director for
the Consultative Group in International Agriculture Research (CGIAR). He then joined Sasini Ltd as the MD where he spearheaded the company’s transformation from a production focused entity to an effective people-centered, market-focused entity. After Sasini he worked as Regional Director for the Global Village Energy Partnership. Prior to joining ICEA LION in August 2019, Caesar was the Managing Director of the Centre for Personal Leadership (CPL Africa) where he had been involved in designing and delivering people and organisational improvement initiatives focused on organisational transformation through effective leadership practices and development of enabling organisational culture.

Dr. Mwangi is trained in Corporate Governance by the Centre for Corporate Governance and has been a facilitator on the Effective Director (TED) programme at Strathmore Business School. He is the Vice Chairman of the Strathmore University Council and Chairs the Boards for the Kenya Markets Trusts (KMT) and the Kianda School in Nairobi. He is also a member of the Investment Committee for the World Bank Funded Kenya Climate Ventures (KCV) Fund.




Joseph is a Financial Consultant and a Non-Executive Director of several companies. Joseph retired in 2002 after 35 years working with Ernst & Young East Africa, including 25 years as a Partner and as Chairman of the firm from 1996 to 2002. Joseph is a Certified Accountant and a Fellow of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (UK). He is also a Practitioner of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

Joseph’s key areas of experience span strategy and business advisory, transaction management, disposals, share valuations, corporate restructuring, taxation and mergers and acquisitions. His regional experience covers Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Such experience includes audit, financial services and tax advice to all sections of the Economy and in particular to the hotel and tourism, banking, manufacturing and agricultural sectors.

He has extensive expertise in the preparation and evaluation of financial plans and projections, profit forecasts and so on with experience of overseeing the implementation of restructuring packages. He has further experience in the valuation of shares and in the preparation of the reports relative to the mode of the disposal of shares. This experience includes a general advisory role in the acquisition and disposal of business interests and shares.



Alternate Director

Robin is the Executive Director, Upcountry Investments Division, in charge of strategic development at Nderitu Ndegwa Investment Company Limited. Robin attended York University in Ontario Canada between 1987–1990 and attained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Between 1990 and 1991 he attended Atkinson College undertaking Administrative Studies.

In 1992, he joined Keremara Limited as a Management Trainee and rose through the ranks by the time of his  departure in 2009 to become the GM & MD responsible for strategic direction, financial planning, marketing of  produce, real-estate development and general administration matters.Between 2004 and 2009, he was the Director, Administration; Treasury and Finance at Duncan Nderitu Ndegwa (DNN) Trust Company Limited. Thereafter, from  2009 to 2012, Robin was the Director, Administration, at Kenga Equatorial Hotels Limited.

Robin has attained various professional qualifications including an Advanced Management Program from Strathmore  Business School as well as a Certificate from the Berkeley Executive Leadership Program from Hass Business School,  UCLA, Berkley, California, USA. In addition, he has attained a KPMG Certificate Course Accounts for Managers as  well as a Corporate Governance Certificate from the Centre for Corporate Governance.


Company Secretary

Kennedy is the Group Company Secretary for First Chartered Securities Group, ICEA LION Group and Mitchell Cotts Group. Kennedy holds a Master of Laws in International Trade and Investment Law (LLM) and is a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (CS-K).

Kennedy is a Council Member of the Chuka University and the Chairman Audit, Governance and Risk Management Council Committee of Chuka University. He is also an Advocate, Commissioner for Oaths & Notary Public and a Member, Law Society of Kenya (LSK). He is also a Member of the East Africa Law Society (EALS) and a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK). Additionally, Kennedy is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb).

Prior to joining First Chartered Securities, Kennedy worked as Legal Counsel at Oil Libya Kenya Limited between 2008 and 2012. Between 2006 and 2007, he was an articled pupil engaged in civil litigation, conveyancing, commercial and corporate law at Ochieng’, Onyango, Kibet & Ohaga Advocates (Now Triple OK Law Advocates). Kennedy’s professional achievements include being named the Winner of the Company Secretary of the Year Award at the Institute of Certified Secretaries (ICS) Kenya’s Champion of Governance (COG) Awards in 2015 and 2016. In 2017 and 2018, he emerged Second and First Runners-Up. In the same year Kennedy received a Commendation for Outstanding Contribution to the Activities of the Institute and the Profession at Large from the ICS.


Board Chairman

Dr. Obura is the Chairman of ICEA LION General Insurance as well as the Chairman and Director of several Companies in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Dr. Obura commenced his studies in 1952 at Alliance High School and proceeded to Makerere University College in Uganda, graduating in 1958. In 1959, he joined the University of London’s Guys Medical and Dental School obtaining a B.D.S. (LON) and a L.D.S.R.C.S. (ENG) in 1963.

Between 1964 and 1966, Dr. Obura pursued a Post Graduate on Commonwealth Scholarship at the Eastman Post Graduate Dental Hospital London; Plastic and Jaw Injuries Unit, Stoke Mandeville Hospital and the Middlesex Hospital; Faculty of Dental Surgery – Royal College of Surgeons, Primary Fellowship in Dental Surgery. He returned home to Kenya to become the Chief Dental Officer, Ministry of Health between 1965and 1971. In June of 1967 he obtained a French Government Study Grant at the Institute of Stomatology, La Patie Hospital – Paris. 

Between 1968 and 1971, he was Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi Medical School and the Consultant Dental and Oral Surgeon at the Kenyatta National Hospital. He was also the Consultant at the Aga Khan Platinum Jubilee Hospital Nairobi and a Consultant for the Forces Memorial Hospital in Nairobi. Dr. Obura was the President of the East African Dental Association between 1970 and 1974. He operated a private dental practice in Nairobi between 1968 and 1995.

In 1973, Dr. Obura was awarded Membership of the American Association of Oral and Maxillo–Facial Surgeons and African American Institute of International Education Scholarship in the U.S. Between 1974and 1985, he was the Chairman of Kenya National Committee of United World Colleges and a member of the International Council. Between 1975 and 1981, he was a member of the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board and Deputy Chairman.

He was an External Examiner for the University of Nairobi between 1977 and 1979. In 1982, Dr. Obura became a Fellow–International Association of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeons. In 1990 he became a member of the Council for the International Association of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeons. In June 1993,he became a Member of Eisenhower Citizen Ambassador Program to Soviet Union on cleft lip and palate. Dr. Obura has been the Chairman of numerous organisations including the Kenya Dental Association between 1977 and 1981, Karen Country Club between 1977-1978 and also between 1982 and 1987.Further, he was the Chairman of the Association of Professional Societies of East Africa between 1980and 1982 and Chairman of the Professional Centre between 1983 and 1990. Dr. Obura was a Director of Kenya Airways between 1978 and 1980 as well as between 1997 and 2005. He was also the Chairman of The Nairobi Hospital and Kenya Hospital Association from 2002 to 2012.An avid golfer, Dr. Obura was the Captain of the Kenya National Golf Team between 1977 and 1984 and the Chairman of the Kenya Golf Union between 1982 and 1983.


Chief Executive Officer

Paul holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Warwick, a Masters in Banking and Finance Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Master of Philosophy from the Maastricht School of Management. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICS-K). Paul is also an Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC) Certified Executive Coach and is pursuing qualifications through the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

Paul began his career in private legal practice rising to the role of Senior Commercial Associate at Daly and Figgis Advocates (now CMS Daly Inamndar). He joined the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) in 2005 where he held various positions including Head of Legal Framework, Head of Enforcement and Director, Regulatory Policy and Strategy. He took over leadership of the CMA in July 2012. During his term as Chief Executive CMA was: Recognized as the Most Innovative Capital Markets Regulator in Africa for five consecutive years(2015-19); Recognized for its contribution to Capital Markets Stability in Africa (2018); Ranked as the top public sector entity in the Government of Kenya Report on National 

Principles of Governance (2017); and severally recognized as one of the top employers in the country (2016 & 2018). Paul was until December 2019 a Board Member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions(IOSCO) and the Chairman of the Africa and Middle East Regional Committee (AMERC) of IOSCO. He was also the Chairman of the Consultative Committee of the East African Securities Regulatory Authorities(EASRA). At the national level, he has sat on the boards of the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA), the Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA), as well as the Vision 2030 Delivery Board. He remains a Member of the Securities Advisory Board of the Toronto Centre for Global Leadership in Financial Supervision. In December 2017, Paul was awarded the National Honor of the Order of the Moran of the Burning Spear(MBS) by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya for his services to the development, deepening and reform of the capital markets in Kenya.



General Manager, Business Development & Distribution

Alvin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Hons) from Agra University India and a certificate in insurance practice from the College of Insurance Kenya. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) as well as the Institute of Directors IOD (Kenya.)

Alvin has general and business management skills with progressive experience in sales, marketing, administration, corporate communications, regional commercial business management and product development over the last 24 years.

He has worked for various multinationals and local financial institutions including British American Insurance (now Britam), Barclays Bank and AoN Kenya Insurance Brokers (now Minet Insurance Brokers).



Assistant General Manager, Operations

Jane holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, Insurance Option, from the University of Nairobi and is also an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London (ACII), U.K She has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry.

She joined the insurance Company of East Africa Ltd (ICEA) in 1994, where she rose through the various ranks in managerial positions serving in the underwriting and claims departments. She then served as an Underwriting Manager for 11 years. Following the merger that formed ICEA LION Group, Jane was elevated to Assistant General Manager, Operations, overseeing operations in underwriting, claims and reinsurance departments. At industry level, Jane has served at the Accident Technical Committee of the Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI), the Property and Engineering Committee and is currently a member of the Motor Pool Winding Up Committee of the same Association. Jane was nominated by AKI as one of its representatives to both a committee and a task force set up by the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA). She also served as the Chairperson for the Underwriting Managers Forum at AKI for a number of years.

She served for a number of years as a member of the Risk and Evaluation Committee of the IRA and also the IRA task force that was mandated with reviewing and standardising policy wordings for a number of non-motor classes of business.



Chief Finance Officer

Zipporah holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelors of Commerce (with Accounting) from the same University. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Kenya (CPA-K) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). She holds a Certificate in CEO Masterclasses in Strategy from Cass Business School, London. Zipporah’s vast experience in audit accounting and finance spans over 15 years.

Prior to joining ICEA LION General Insurance in August 2016, she had worked with Deloitte & Touché for 12 years having risen the ranks from an audit associate to a Senior Audit Manager. Her specialisation during her audit career was in the financial services industry where she audited several banks, insurance and reinsurance companies in Kenya and in Africa.

Zipporah is committed to ensuring operational excellence, sound internal controls and integrity as well as continuous improvement in execution of her duties. This contributed to the company winning the Company of the year Award (COYA) in Financial Management in 2017 and the second runners-up award for the insurance sector at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) FiRe Awards in 2018. At the accounting profession level, she has contributed in various activities including being a Fire Awards Evaluator with ICPAK.



Assistant General Manager, ICT

David holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi as well as a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K) having graduated from Strathmore University and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

David’s experience spans the agricultural and financial services sectors where he has separately headed both the finance and information technology functions. David started his career as Technical Assistant to the Finance Executive at James Finlay then joined Sian Roses as the Chief Accountant. He later joined the banking industry in 2005 as the Head of Finance at Transnational Bank then transitioned to head up Information Technology at the same organization. Thereafter, he joined Gulf African Bank as the Head of Information Technology before joining ICEA LION in 2015.



Assistant General Manager (Commercial Business Development)

Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Nairobi and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London as well as a Chartered Insurer.

Peter is a well-rounded insurance professional with 29 years’ experience in underwriting, claims and business development. Prior to the ICEA LION Group merger, Peter worked at Lion of Kenya Insurance Company for 22
years rising from a Management Trainee straight from the university to a Departmental Head of the Service and Marine Department. He has led the commercial business development division at ICEA LION General Insurance the past 8 years.

At the Industry level, Peter has been an active Member of the Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) where he has served in various Technical Committees. He currently chairs the Marine Sub-Committee of AKI.



Manager, Underwriting

Lucy holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Insurance Option) from the University of Nairobi and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London.

She has over 26 years experience in both claims and underwriting having garnered six years claims management experience with the Corporate Insurance Company straight from University. She then transitioned to Lion of Kenya Insurance Company’s underwriting department and following the ICEA LION Group merger, was appointed to head up the underwriting department. Lucy has undergone extensive training both locally and internationally.



Regional Manager (Coast)

Charles holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Studies from Kenyatta University and
an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London. He is a Chartered Insurer and a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K).

He has 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry with 20 of those years having been spent in Tanzania. During his time in Tanzania, Charles was instrumental in setting up the Group’s Subsidiary in Dar es Salaam ICEA LION General Insurance, Lion of Tanzania prior to the 2012 merger. He served in the Underwriting Department until 2007 when he was promoted to the position of the Operations Manager. In 2016, he was promoted to the position of Assistant General Manager in charge of Operations and ICT, a position he held until 31st January 2019 when he
relocated back to Kenya. Charles is currently the Coast Regional Manager; a team player who is passionate about serving his internal and external customers with integrity.



Manager, Business Development (Retail & Branches)

Evelyn is the Business Development Manager, Retail, and Branches. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from Egerton University. She also holds a certificate level UK Chartered Insurance qualification and is a member of the Insurance Institute of Kenya (IIK)

Evelyn’s experience in the industry spans 19 years. Prior to joining ICEA LION in 2014, she started off her career in the underwriting section at The Heritage Insurance Company. She later moved on to the Business Development where she implemented the agency sales force agenda. Evelyn is passionate about customer experience and this had her appointed the Customer Service Champion in 2010.



Manager, Business Development (Commercial)

Jennifer holds a Cambridge Advanced Diploma in Business Management and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, (Marketing Option) as well as a CII Diploma in Insurance.

Jennifer has over 10 years’ experience in the industry. She started off as a travel insurance expert at Heritage Insurance Company and over the years honed her business development expertise. She has a commendable track  record of successfully developing and achieving sales growth targets for the travel insurance product both at Heritage Insurance and ICEA LION.

At industry level, Jennifer has hosted the Annual Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) Awards for two years in a row. 



Manager Business Development (Direct)

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma in Business Information Technology from Strathmore University. He is currently pursuing his MBA in Strategic Management from The University of Nairobi. He is also an Associate of the Insurance Institute of Kenya (IIK).

Andrew has 12 years experience in the insurance industry having started his career at AIG Insurance Company. He joined Jubilee Insurance Company and most recently was part of the AoN Kenya Insurance Brokers (now Minet Insurance Brokers) team where he had worked for six years prior to joining ICEA LION. He has experience with both Underwriting and Business Development throughout his career with a specialisation in both General and Medical Insurance.



Manager - Business Development (Commercial)

Radcliffe holds a Bachelor of Finance Degree from Catholic University of Eastern Africa. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), U.K. and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner. Radcliffe is also an Associate of the Insurance Institute of Kenya (IIK).

He started out as a Management Trainee at AoN Kenya Insurance Brokers scaling the ranks from Assistant to Senior Management. Prior to joining ICEA LION, he worked for a year and a half in Mauritius as the Head of Insurance Broking for AoN. His responsibilities included business development, operational management, innovation and customer service. He handled various risks across Kenya and the larger African region including a regional Pan African insurance placement with 16 participating countries.

Radcliffe is a well-rounded insurance professional who has a wide range of insurance expertise in various classes of insurance within general insurance encompassing the areas of underwriting, claims, reinsurance, business and product development. He also has expertise in life insurance and pensions. He has worked with a wide range of
clients across various sectors such as aviation and technology, professional institutions, transport and logistic firms, oil and gas, tourism and hospitality, banking and financial sectors.


Manager, Reinsurance and Risks Survey

John holds a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Statistics from the University of Nairobi. John has over 25 years experience in reinsurance, underwriting and claims having risen from a management trainee to a department head. He started his insurance career within the Life Division of ICEA Ltd. After three years he was transferred to the General Division and undertook reinsurance training by Munich Reinsurance Company in Germany for a year. Following the ICEA LION Group merger, John was appointed the Manager in charge of reinsurance and risks survey.


Manager, Claims

Lydia holds a Master of Law from the University of Nairobi as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of India. She joined the insurance industry as a Legal Officer at Fidelity Shield Insurance Company in 2002 where she rose to the position of a Claims Manager. She later worked at Occidental Insurance Company between 2010 and 2015 as the Claims and Legal Manager and thereafter joined Kenya Orient Insurance Limited in July 2015 as the Assistant General Manager of Claims.

She joined ICEA LION in February 2017. Lydia has extensive experience in the corporate world specifically in the insurance sector where she has worked in both the claims and legal departments. She has proven technical expertise in Insurance Law, International Trade & Investment Law and International Maritime Law and has made contributions to the Insurance Industry in the area of Marine Insurance.

At the Industry level, Lydia has served as a Committee Member of the Marine and Aviation Technical Committee and the Accident Committee at the Association of Kenya Insurers. She is a member of the Law Society of Kenya.


Manager Internal Audit

Kevin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Science from Maseno University and a Masters in Business Administration from the United States International University – Africa. Kevin is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and holds a Certificate of Proficiency in Insurance from the College of Insurance.

He is currently pursuing a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute. Kevin has 10 years of experience in risk management, internal and external audit. Kevin began his audit career at KPMG before moving on to join the Financial Controls Unit of Standard Chartered Bank.

He also worked as an Internal Audit Manager at Britam Insurance. Prior to joining ICEA LION Kevin worked at Unimoni where he was the Head of the Internal Audit Department in charge of audits across seven countries in East and Southern Africa.


Head of Customer Experience

Maryleen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Studies from Kenyatta University. She has 18 years wealth of vast experience in Client Services Management transcending insurance, hospitality and tourism sectors. Prior to joining ICEA LION she worked at Jubilee Insurance Company of Kenya as the Customer Service Manager, AAR Action as the Business Development Manager, Kenya, AAR Health Insurance as the Business Development Manager, Nyanza and Western region, Maseno University as the Business Development Manager, Tourist Trust Fund & Kenya Red Cross Society as the Lead Consultant.

She was also the founder of Emergency Plus Medical Services (E+ Ambulances). At customer experience management level, she has contributed to the formulation of The Domestic Tourism Development and Disaster Management Policies in Kenya and the European Union’s Tourist Trust Fund’s 2004 Tourism Investment Plan for Kenya. She was on the team that won Jubilee Insurance’s COYA Award in 2015 and ICEA LION General Insurance’s Customer Service Award.


Head Of Acturial

Joy holds a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing an Actuarial Fellowship from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). She is a chartered accountant and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

She started off her career as an Administrative Assistant at Knots Construction in 2008 before moving on to become a Finance Sourcing Assistant at Thomas Daniel & Associates in 2012.She then joined ICEA LION Life Assurance as an Underwriting Assistant before taking on her current role as the Head of Actuarial in 2014.

Joy is the co-chair of ICEA LION Group’s Innovations Committee and a project team member on the Strategy Task Force. Joy is a member of the Actuarial Society of Kenya’s General Insurance Working Party. She previously served as the immediate former Secretary of the Working Party. She is also a member of the Society’s IFRS Working Party.


General Manager, Strategy & Innovation

Naomi holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting Option) from the University of Nairobi as well as a MBA in Strategic Management. Naomi is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) and a Certified Public Secretary
(CPS) of good standing. Naomi’s experience in the industry spans over 30 years with significant experience in finance, company secretarial duties, corporate governance as well as strategy formulation and implementation. Prior to the ICEA LION Group merger in 2012, Naomi was the General Manager in charge of Finance and Corporate Services for ICEA. 

Thereafter, Naomi was appointed General Manager, Finance and Strategy for ICEA LION Group and subsequently the General Manager Strategy and Innovation. Naomi has presided over the development of both the 2013–2017 and 2018–2022 Group business strategies.


GM, HR & Administration

Juliana holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting Option) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA- HR) from Kenyatta University. Professionally, Juliana has a Higher National Diploma in Human Resources Management and is a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management. She is also a Certified Professional Trainer, a Certified Public Secretary and a qualified Coach.

She is a seasoned HR practitioner with over 20 years of professional experience and skill across a broad spectrum of human resource practice areas. Before joining ICEA LION in July 2019, Juliana worked with the APA Group (Apollo Investments) as the Group Head of HR for Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Previously, Juliana was the General Manager, HR at Liberty Life for over 8 years where she was responsible for partnering with business to drive the HR strategy through relevant, innovative and best people practices. She supported the East Africa region. Juliana prides in having been part of the big rebrand of CFC Life to Liberty Life now a multinational Company.

Before joining Liberty, Juliana was the Human Resources and Administration Manager with Tourist Finance Corporation and Family Health Options Kenya, for 3 years and 8 years respectively. She spearheaded restructuring in both organizations. She has a great passion for harnessing high performing teams for driving business strategy that blends well with her natural tendency for professionalism, ethical practice and value for the human resource.


Group Actuary

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from North Carolina State University and a Master of Science in Actuarial Science from Temple University. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (USA), a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA) and a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).  

Prior to joining ICEA LION, Anthony spent the prior fifteen years as an Actuary in different functions at Prudential Financial in the United States and Prudential Holdings of Japan. He has successfully worked in the following insurance areas: Variable annuities, Non-profit Retirement pricing, Economic capital modeling, Niche Health insurance (Long Term Care) and Actuarial system conversion. His experience in the two markets includes the key insurance functions of product development, financial modeling, valuation and financial reporting.

As the Group Actuary at ICEA LION, Anthony is responsible for all actuarial support  provided to the various group companies across East Africa. He is responsible for enhancing the actuarial function to support IFRS implementation, Modeling, Valuation, Asset Liability Matching, Capital Management, Pricing and Actuarial Advisory. Anthony is keen on the development of Actuaries across the African continent and has served as a chair of the mentoring committee of the International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA). He has for years been a volunteer of the Actuaries Without Borders (AWB) focusing on actuaries in Africa.


Group Manager, Risk & Compliance​

Dorothy holds a First Class Honours Degree in Computer Science from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing an MBA from the Business School, Netherlands. She holds an international post-graduate Diploma in Risk
Management from the IRM UK, a Diploma in Business Continuity from Bucks New University, U.K, Diploma in Sustainability and Leadership from the Swedish Institute.

She is certified in Environment and Social Risk Analysis from INCAE Business School, is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and is a Certified Engagement & Productivity Coach among other certifications. Dorothy is the Founding Chair of the EA Regional Group of the IRM U.K, sits on the IRM UK’s Special Interest Group Committee and has been a module reviewer at IRM UK. She also sits on the Governance and Nomination Committee of World Vision Kenya. Dorothy is a Fellow of the Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP), a global programme on Leadership and Sustainability for Young African Leaders. She has been the winner of the corporate Risk Manager of the Year Award at the Think Business Insurance Industry Awards in 2017 and 2018 and was a finalist at the “Thompson Reuters Innovation Award, 2018”. 

In 2019 recognised as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Women in Kenya. She is spearheading the implementation of the UNEP FI Principles of Sustainable Insurance at the Group. Dorothy sits on the insurer pilot group of the UNEP FI Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).


Group Manager, Marketing & Communications

Nkatha holds a BA in Political Science and Sociology (Hons) from the University of Nairobi and an MBA in Leadership and Sustainability from the University of Cumbria, U.K. She is a Certified Engagement & Productivity Coach (CEPC) from the International Coach Federation (ICF).

She has over 20 years experience in the field of marketing and communications having worked both at leading advertising and communications agencies as well as on the client side of the relationship. Nkatha honed her skills in the sector having worked for progressive organisations spanning entertainment, advertising and media, aviation, ICT and financial sectors. She has successfully delivered strategic marketing and communications projects for both Ayton Young & Rubicam and Scangroup Advertising agencies’ wide-ranging clients, as well as being a key driver of the Kenya Airways and Access Kenya (now Internet Solutions) marketing and communications departments’ agendas prior to joining ICEA LION Group in 2014.

Nkatha has been instrumental in championing the initiatives that have led ICEA LION to be the most awarded insurance and investments company since 2014. Key amongst these are the Association of Practioners in Advertising (APA) / Loeris Grand Prix Award for the Best Integrated Campaign in Kenya in 2018 and 2nd Runners Up for the Best Digital Insurance Campaign in Africa at the African Cristal Awards held in Morocco in 2019.


Group Manager, Projects

John holds a BSc in Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT) and a Master of Information Systems from Queensland University in Australia. He is an active fully qualified member of
Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA).

His career spans over 15 years having started out as a Technology Training Consultant at the Institute of Advanced Technology (IAT) and later as an ICT Solution Developer at Symphony Technologies Ltd. He later joined Insurance Company of East Africa (ICEA) as an Assistant Manager in ICT. He rose through the ranks and played a significant role during the merger of ICEA and Lion of Kenya. Eventually, building on his multidisciplinary skills and experience he now heads the Projects Management function for ICEA LION Group within the Strategy and Innovation unit.

John’s dedication and enthusiasm has seen him garner extensive experience in managing large scale innovative initiatives with proven success in technology implementations, new product designs and process re-engineering using methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma, digital transformation and customer experience solutions. In professional circles, John was instrumental in the establishment of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Kenyan Chapter as the Founding Chair.


Head of Research & Development

Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing Major from Kenya Methodist University and a MBA in Project Management from Kenyatta University. She also holds a Diploma in Business Management from Kenya Institute of Management. She commenced her career as a Qualitative Research Executive at Ipsos Synovate (then Steadman Group) in 2004 before joining Strategic Research in 2007 as a Research Executive. In 2010 she moved to Transparency International to serve as a Deputy Programme Officer – Research, and then onto Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) in 2012 as the Manager in charge of the Business Intelligence and Research Department, prior to joining ICEA LION in 2016.

Jacqueline has published numerous articles related to business improvement in journals and various publications and is a regular contributor to KIM’s ‘Management’ Magazine.


Head, Data & Analyics

Martin holds a Bachelor degree in Mathematics and Economics from Williams College where he was a Haystack Scholarship recipient. Martin is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. The CFA draws on tools
from applied mathematics, statistics, accounting and economic theory to solve optimization problems related to corporate finance, risk and asset portfolio management as well as a strong focus in investment ethics.

He has over thirteen years of FinTech and Data Science experience having worked as a Credit Portfolio Strategist and Financial Economist for one of the top financial services organizations in the world – Fannie Mae, at their headquarters in Washington DC. Prior to that that he was an Associate Director of Finance Business Intelligence at one of the largest management consulting firms – Corporate Executive Board (CEB) which has subsidiaries in 20 countries. He has also worked as a Data Scientist and the Head of Data Governance at the Kenyan ICT technology company – Seven Seas Technologies – which oversees major government technology and infrastructure projects.

Most recently, Martin served as the Co-founder and Director of Data Science and Quantitative Trading at Deep Alpha Capital, a Singapore hedge fund that focuses on data-driven investment strategies in blockchain assets and
precious metals.



Chief Executive Officer

Steven holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University of Nairobi and a Global Executive Master Degree in Business Administration from USIU in collaboration with Columbia University, New York. Professionally, he is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London and is a Chartered Insurer.

Steven’s vast experience in the insurance sector spans 36 years having worked at three reinsurance companies, namely Kenya Reinsurance Company where he commenced his career as a management trainee in 1983, PTA Reinsurance Company (ZEP-RE) and Tanzania National Reinsurance Corporation Ltd (TAN-RE). Steven rose through various ranks to the position of Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of TAN-RE in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania between 2007 and 2010, before returning to Kenya to join the ICEA LION Group.

In addition to his core responsibilities as CEO, Principal Officer and Director of ICEA LION General, Steven also serves on the Boards and Committees of 7 other ICEA LION Group and affiliated companies. As a result, and in addition to his previous long reinsurance practice and management experience gained invaluable learning and hands-on experience in the management of non-life insurance operations, life assurance company operations, asset and fund management and investment operations, pensions administration and trustee services operations in all the three East African countries.