|MR. DAVID N. WACHIRA: CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF DIRECTORS HELB
David Ndegwa Wachira is the Board Chairman of the Higher Education Loans Board. He holds a B.Sc from University of Nairobi, M.Sc. (Economics and Business Management) and Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics both from the University of New England, Australia. He is also a graduate in Finance and Banking from Cornell University, Ithaca, USA where he studied as a Hubert H Humphrey Scholar. His competence lies in Corporate Strategic Planning and Management, Commercial Banking, Financial Modelling, risk & compliance, Economic Analysis and Governance, among other areas of specialization. Mr. Wachira is also a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya Chapter) and a Fellow of Kenya Institute of Management. He has attended several courses and seminars in Finance, Human Resource Management, Corporate Governance, Audit and Risk Management, Performance Based Management, Business Rehabilitation, Alternative Dispute Resolutions, and several others as a resource person. Until recently, Mr. Wachira was the Chief Executive Officer at Consolidated Bank of Kenya and has also worked in other leading banks such as Cooperative Bank of Kenya, Barclays Bank of Kenya, among others both in Kenya and other African countries. During his time in the banking sector he served as the vice-chairman of Kenya Bankers Association for more than five years. He is the immediate past Chairman and Member of Dedan Kimathi University Council where he served for more than seven years. He is also a Board Member of a leading regional insurance company and a private hospital in Kenya in which he chairs Finance and Strategies committees of the two Boards.
|MR. CHARLES RINGERA: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Charles M. Ringera is a seasoned banker with over 20 years’ practical banking experience that cuts across all facets of central and commercial banking. He formerly worked as a regulator with the Central Bank of Kenya in various capacities, as a bank examiner, Kisumu Branch, Finance, Audit and National Debt. He moved to Co-operative Bank in 2004 initially as Senior Credit Risk Analyst before being deployed to Enterprise-wide Risk Management as a senior manager to lay foundation for Risk management for the bank as per the Central Bank’s Risk Management Guidelines and Basel II Accord. In 2006, he moved to KCB Group where he headed the Group Operational Risk and Compliance supporting – Kenya, Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.
Charles holds Bachelors of Science in Applied Accounting and an MBA in strategic management. He is a professional accountant holding a CPA (K) and a Fellow of Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, FCCA. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in Risk Management in Banking/Finance by KPMG Sweden
|GEORGE KIHARA GICHURU: REPRESENTATIVE PS, NATIONAL TREASURY
George holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and an MBA Finance from the University of Nairobi. He is also a CPA (K) and a member of the Institute of Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). He is a career accountant having worked in various District Treasuries for 17 years. He has also been Head of Accounting Division at the Ministry of Industrializatioentre of Kenya.
|Dr. HABIL OLAKA: REPRESENTATIVE, KENYA BANKERS ASSOCIATION
Dr. Habil Olaka is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Bankers Association since October 2010. Previously, he was the Director of Operations of the East Africa Development Bank (EADB) and also member of the senior management team in charge of the credit operations and business development of the bank. Before joining the bank he had been with Banque Indesosuez now Bank of Africa for four years as the Internal Auditor, having started his career at the Price Water House Coopers Nairobi in the audit and business advisory division. He sits on a number of boards representing the KBA that include Kenya School of Monetary Studies, HELB among others. He holds a first class honors BSc Degree in Electrical Engineering from UoN and an MBA in Finance from the Manchester Business School in the UK as well as a Doctor of Business Administration degree from the United States International University. He is a member of ICPAK and CFA and an alumnus of Strathmore School of Accountancy
|PROF. TIMOTHY WACHIRA: REPRESENTATIVE OF VICE CHANCELLORS, AND PRINCIPALS OF THE PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES
Professor Wachira is the Vice chancellor of Daystar University. He has a doctoral degree in Public Health from University of Nairobi. He also served as the Vice Chancellor St Paul’s University in 2004 to 2010. He has served as a General Secretary FOCUS, Senior Medical Research Scientist, AMREF, Lecturer University Nairobi and a Senior Research Scientist KARI. He serves as a Board Member in several boards in Kenya that include the Higher Education Loans Board, Biblica Kenya, Wycliffe Africa, Bible Society of Kenya and FOCUS.
|MR. EZRA MAGATI: ALTERNATE, PS STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Ezra holds a Bachelor of Commerce, and Masters of Commerce Business Administration from Mohan Lal Sukhadia, India. He worked as a senior finance officer in the former Local Government Ministry for 15 years until 2006 and later in the EAC, Commerce and Tourism, Trade Ministries. He is currently in the Ministry of Education in the state department for university education.
|CHARLES ONAMI MARANGA: BOARD MEMBER
Charles holds a BA (Hons) Sociology and Government (University of Nairobi) Kenya and a MSC Business Studies – HR Option (University of Salford) United Kingdom. Charles has over 25 years’ experience in Human Resource Management. He has worked as Director HR in KCB and CBK; Head of Human Resources Barclays and Kenya Airways and is currently the CEO/Managing Partner-Human Capital Consultancy LTD (HCMC).