The Board of Directors

Prof. Daniel Mugendi Njiru, PhD


Prof. Mugendi is a renowned scholar, researcher, consultant and higher education leader. He has made significant contributions in the area of agro-ecosystems research and management as well as the development of University education in Kenya. He is currently the Principal of Embu University College - a constituent college of the University of Nairobi. He is the Chairman of Board of Trustees of... read more read less

Madhav Bhalla, LLB


Madhav is a Founding Partner at the law firm of Taibjee and Bhalla, a well established Litigation and Commercial law firm based in Nairobi, Kenya. Madhav possesses over 16 years of experience across transactional and commercial work, corporate advisory, banking, employment law, commercial & civil litigation, intellectual property, trusts and specialises in real estate conveyancing and property... read more read less

Antti-Jussi Ahveninen, MSc


Antti-Jussi Ahveninen is a real estate funds specialist with 12 international institutional real estate funds managed, all with excellent track record. He currently heads the international real estate funds operation of Finland based Taaleritehdas Private Equity Funds. Taaleritehdas Oyj is a NASDAQ OMX listed financial services house with over USD 4 billion under management. Antti has... read more read less

Nasser Olwero, MPhil


Nasser is the Director of Information Science at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in the United States, with over 16 years of experience. He advises on technology application creating an interface between conservation science and Information Technology and Systems and has built various tools to support conservation. His interest is on the intersection of conservation science and technology... read more read less

James Maina, MA


James is the Assistant Director at the Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development (MoLH&UD) (Directorate of Nairobi Metropolitan Development) a position he has held since 2010. He brings with him over 15 years of experience in urban planning and management; spatial planning, preparation of master plans and local plans, zoning and development control, traffic management and decongestion,... read more read less

Michael Bristow, MSc


Mike Bristow, who is the current Board Chairman of the Central Depository and Settlement Corporation Limited (an organization owned by a number of Kenyan institutions), brings to the Board a wealth of experience spanning more than 30 years of executive management and Board roles in the financial sector, including being engaged in policy and innovation development. He has worked as Managing... read more read less

Rose Kimotho, M.B.S


Rose Kimotho is the Managing Director and Founder of Three Stones Limited, the company that operates 3 Stones TV and the first free-to-air digital television channel broadcasting in the Kikuyu-language. Prior to launching Three Stones Ltd., Rose founded and was the Managing Director of Regional Reach Limited, a company that launched Kameme FM in 1999 and K24 television channel in 2007. She... read more read less

Edwin H. Dande, MBA

Executive Director

Edwin is the Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer of Cytonn Investments Management Limited. Edwin has over 15 years of diversified financial services experience spanning investment banking, private equity, investment management, and real estate in global and regional financial services brands such as KPMG, former Lehman Brothers, Bank of America Securities / Merrill Lynch, and Britam... read more read less

Elizabeth N. Nkukuu, CFA

Executive Director

Elizabeth is a Senior Partner and the Chief Investment Officer of Cytonn Investments Management Limited. She has over 10 years of experience in Investment Management, having worked in various companies in Kenya holding different positions. Before Joining Cytonn, Elizabeth was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Britam Asset Managers having come from Genesis Investments as an Investment Manager.... read more read less

Patricia N. Wanjama, CPS

Executive Director

Patricia is a Partner and the Head of Legal and Company Secretary for Cytonn Investments Management Limited. Prior to joining Cytonn, Patricia served as the Head of Legal and Assistant Company Secretary for Britam Asset Managers. Patricia has over 10 years of experience in the legal field, with a strong focus on financial and investment law. She holds an MBA from Strathmore Business School, a... read more read less
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