Meet The Board
Zephaniah Mbugua, also known as Zeph, is a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader. He is the founder of Abcon group of companies and serves as its Chief Executive. He serves as a Director of Wananchi Group Holdings Limited, BRITAM (TZ), Proctor & Allan (EA) Ltd, Zeniki Investment Ltd and Strathmore Business School. He has previously served as a Director and Chairman at Transcentury, East African cables (K) Ltd, and Director at Development Bank. Mr. Mbugua holds a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from Makerere University.
George Mbira is an experienced banker with over 15 years’ experience in the banking industry having worked for Rafiki MFB, Chase Bank, African Banking Corporation, Equity Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Safaricom Limited and Coca-cola in various capacities. He is a seasoned professional in business development, risk management, compliance and project management. He was a Co-Founder and General Manager of Rafiki Microfinance Bank. He oversaw its growth from formation to an asset base of KES. 10 Billion in a short five years operation. He holds an MBA from Strathmore Business School, a global module of Pan African EMBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management (1st class honors) from Egerton University. He is also a CISA and CPA.
Charlene Mukuhi is an entrepreneur and a seasoned banker with over 15 years experience. Currently the Finance and Marketing manager Charoza Farm, Limuru. She has held senior positions in credit management at Spire Bank, NIC Bank and ABC Bank. She holds an MBA in Project Planning and Management, University of Nairobi; a Bachelors degree in Business Management from Moi University and a Higher Diploma in French from Alliance Francaise.
Joshua Ojall is an honest and visionary leader. These traits resulted in the tremendous growth of Mwalimu National SACCO as the leading SACCO not only Kenya, but Africa. Before retiring in 2014, He spent 29 years working in the SACCO sector, of which he served his last 18 years as CEO. Prior to joining the SACCO, he worked as an Accountant for 5 years at the Ministry of Finance. He is now involved, in Partnership with Canadian Cooperative Association, an Initiative to Strengthen SACCOs in Uganda. Joshua holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree and a CPA.
Hellen Kithinji is an Entrepreneur; founder and Managing Director of Rohne Communications Limited and Rahalink a global digital travel enterprise. Hellen is a seasoned banker who has served as General Manager at Faulu Kenya. In the previous years, she served as Chief Manager in Retail Banking and Direct Sales at the African Banking Corporation, working at the Kenya Commercial Bank for over a decade while serving in numerous capacities. Hellen is an MBA holder and she also holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics and Sociology, both from the University of Nairobi.
Njung’e Kamau has 25 years extensive local and international professional working experience. He commenced his career with Ernst &Young, Lonrho Africa Plc as a Senior Auditor covering 14 countries, and EABL in various capacities. Prior to joining Family Bank as Finance & Strategy Director, he was the Head of Finance at Equity Bank. He holds an MBA in Finance and a B. Com Degree (Accounting Option) from the University of Nairobi. He studied Macroeconomics at Harvard University, International Banking Summer School (IBSS) in Australia and Effective Director (ED) & Advanced Management Programme (AMP) from Strathmore University, Lagos University and IESE-Barcelona, Spain University. He is also a CPA-K, CPS-K and CFM.
Neil is a tested leader whose focus has revolved mainly around startups and turn arounds. He has over 20 years’ experience in the airline, manufacturing, e-commerce, catering, fast food and financial advising realms. He has also managed multi-units in several countries, and have worked both in the 1st world and emerging economies. Currently, he is the C.E.O. at Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services, Director at Exec Cars Ltd and Partner at Warren International – Food Service Specialist. He previously was the Group C.E.O. at EAGM, Director, Business Development at Starlit Insurance Brokers, Head of Projects at Chase Bank and General Manager at Winton Investment Services Ltd. He holds Bachelor of Science in Health Profession (BSHP) from Texas State University, and also went to Angelo State University.
Kairu serves as our company secretary having wide experience in corporate governance, boardroom negotiations and commercial law practice. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. A graduate of the University of Nairobi and a holder of a post graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. He is also a Certified Public Secretary and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.