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The Board

 

George Maina

GEORGE MAINA

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
Kenyan

POSITION: Chairman since 1 September 2013;
Non-Executive Director since November 2010; and Chairman of the Nominations Committee.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: George is an Engineer by profession. He worked with the Shell Group of Companies for 26 years during which time he served in Senior Management roles in Kenya, Jamaica and Ghana.

In 1998, he was appointed Managing Director of Kenya Shell and BP Kenya Ltd, before leaving corporate employment to pursue private business in 2004.

KEY APPOINTMENTS: He holds directorships in NIC Bank, Insurance Company of East Africa, Afrika Investment Bank, Faulu Kenya Limited and Nairobi Securities Exchange Ltd. He is also a Trustee of Starehe Boys Centre, Africa Conservation Centre and Gertrude Gardens Children’s Hospital.

Beverley Spencer-Obatoyinbo

BEVERLEY SPENCER-OBATOYINBO

EXECUTIVE MANAGING DIRECTOR
British/Nigerian

POSITION: Managing Director since 2 May 2017.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Beverley most recently held the position of BAT Area Director Swiss Cluster based in Switzerland.

She joined BAT in 1996 from the pharmaceutical industry. She has held various senior roles within the BAT Group including, Marketing Director BAT Nigeria, General Manager BAT Egypt, Area Director for BAT West Africa Area and Head of Human Resources for BAT East Europe, Africa and Middle East Region.

KEY APPOINTMENTS: She is currently also the Area Director for BAT East and Central Africa Area based in Nairobi.

Sidney Wafula

SIDNEY WAFULA

EXECUTIVE FINANCE DIRECTOR
Kenyan

POSITION: Finance Director since 2 May 2017.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Sidney joined BAT Kenya in 2006 as Head of Audit. He has subsequently held other Senior Management roles in finance within the BAT Group including Head of Operations and Marketing Finance for BAT West Africa Area based in Lagos, Head of Finance BAT Egypt and most recently Head of Finance for BAT Group’s Southern Africa Markets operations, based in Mozambique until May 2017.

He is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) Degree from Catholic University East Africa (Kenya). He is a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.

KEY APPOINTMENTS: He is currently also the Area Head of Finance for BAT East and Central Africa Area based in Nairobi.

Gayling May

GAYLING MAY

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
British

POSITION: Non-Executive Director since September 2005. Member of the Audit, Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and a Member of the Nominations Committee.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Gayling has a rich accounting background having worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in various countries for 37 years. He 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 (CPA) and a Member of The Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (CPS).

He is currently the Regional Representative of the Eastern Africa Association, a business information service based in Nairobi, but active throughout East Africa.

KEY APPOINTMENTS: He holds directorships in Swissport Kenya Limited, Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited, Liberty Life Assurance Kenya Limited, and The Heritage Insurance Company Kenya Limited

Carol Musyoka

CAROL MUSYOKA

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Kenyan

POSITION: Non-Executive Director since February 2011 and a Member of the Audit, Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Carol is a Lawyer by profession. She has over 10 years of Financial Leadership and Legal experience working in Kenya and the United States. Her Executive Management experience includes her role as the Corporate Director of Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd.

She currently provides consulting and training services for various local and international commercial banks and insurance companies. She is also a popular weekly columnist in the Business Daily.

KEY APPOINTMENTS: She is Non-Executive Director of East African Breweries Limited, Kenya Airways Limited and chairs the Board of, the recently constituted, the Business Registration Services under the Attorney General’s Office.

Peter Mwangi

PETER MWANGI

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Kenyan

POSITION: Non-Executive Director since February 2015. Chairman of Remunerations Committee and Member of the Nominations Committee.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Peter is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the UAP Old Mutual Group in East Africa. Before this appointment, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Old Mutual Group in Kenya from October 2014. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited for a period of 6 years to September 2014. Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Centum Investment Company Plc between 2004 and 2008.

He has over twenty years of proven business and leadership experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nairobi and is also a CFA® charter holder. Additionally, he is a member of ICPAK, ICPSK and KIM.

KEY APPOINTMENTS: He serves on the Board of Directors of the Central Depository and Settlement Corporation (CDSC), Funguo Investments Limited and as an Executive Director on the boards of several subsidiaries of the UAP Old Mutual Group in East Africa.

Dr. Martin Oduor-Otieno

DR. MARTIN ODUOR-OTIENO

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Kenyan

POSITION: Non-Executive Director since August 2016 and a Member of the Audit, Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Martin is currently an independent Business Advisor and Executive Coach. Prior to this he worked with Deloitte East Africa as Partne and he also worked in the Financial Service Industry from May 2013 to December 2015.

He had an illustrious career at Kenya Commercial Bank Group between October 2005 and December 2012, initially as Deputy CEO and then as Chief Executive Officer. He has held Senior positions in Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited and in the Public Sector.

He holds an Executive MBA and Bachelor of Commerce degrees and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School’s AMP. He is a Fellow of the Kenya,Institute of Bankers, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya, a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and the Institute of Directors of Kenya.

KEY APPOINTMENTS: He holds Directorships in Standard Bank Group, Standard Bank of South Africa, East African Breweries Limited, Kenya Airways Limited and GA Life Assurance Limited.

Mahmud Jan Mohamed

MAHMUD JAN MOHAMED

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Kenyan

POSITION: Non-Executive Director since November 2012. Member of the Audit, Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Mahmud is currently the Managing Director for Serena Hotels Africa and head of the Tourism Department of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED). He is responsible for 35 Hotels, Lodges and Safari resorts located in nine countries in Africa and Asia.

His work experience includes Senior Management positions in Europe and Africa.

KEY APPOINTMENTS: He is the Founding Chairman of the Kenya Tourism Federation and a Trustee of the East African Wildlife Society. He is also a member of the Eastern Africa Association Advisory Board.

Waeni Ngea

WAENI NGEA

COMPANY SECRETARY
Kenyan

POSITION: Company Secretary since May 2018

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: Waeni is a practicing advocate and is currently the Head of Legal, BAT Kenya, having previously held the roles of Legal Counsel – Operations and Legal Counsel Marketing within BAT. Prior to joining BAT, she worked with Unilever Kenya as Legal Counsel, supporting the then East & Southern Africa Area and as a Senior Associate with Muri Mwaniki & Wamiti Advocates.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL. B) from the University of Nairobi, a diploma in law from Kenya School of Law and is a member of the Law Society of Kenya and the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya.

KEY APPOINTMENTS: She is also the Company Secretary for British American Tobacco Area Limited and a founding member of the Association of Ladies in Law, Kenya.

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