Leadership

Leadership

Leadership

At HELB, the Board of Directors and Senior Management are committed to the highest standards of Corporate Governance and business ethics. We consider this to be critical to business integrity and to maintaining stakeholders trust. We foster a culture that values and rewards the highest ethical standards and personal and corporate integrity.

Board Of Directors

CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF DIRECTORS HELB

Hon. Senator Ekwee Ethuro

Hon. Senator Ekwee Ethuro holds an Msc in Agriculture and Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi. He is the former Speaker of the Senate having been elected to this position on 28th March, 2013. He served for three terms as a Member of Parliament for Turkana Central Constituency in 1997, 2002 and 2007. Senator Ethuro was the Chairman of the Constituency Development Fund Committee. He also served as an Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Planning and National Development from 2005 to 2007 and an Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Labour and Human Resource Development from 1998 to 2002. Appointed on 20th September 2018

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

MR.CHARLES RINGERA

Mr. 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

ALTERNATE, PS THE NATIONAL TREASURY

MS.CHERLY MAJIWA

Ms. Majiwa is the Alternate to the PS, National Treasury.  She is an Investment Officer, currently working at the Department of Government Investment and Public Enterprises in The National Treasury. She holds a Bachelors of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) from Strathmore University and Masters of Business Administration (Strategic Management) from the University of Nairobi. She represents the Cabinet Secretary, National Treasury in selected Boards of State Corporations and in Public Accounts and Public Investments Committees of Parliament. She previously worked as Head of accounting unit and administration of an advertising company for 6 years. She is a member of the Institute of the Certified Accountants of Kenya. An associate member of the Institute of Certified Investments/Financial Analyst and member of the secretariat of the Public Accounting Standards Board.

REPRESENTATIVE, KENYA BANKERS ASSOCIATION

DR.HABIL OLAKA

Dr. 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.

ALTERNATE, CAS&PS UNIVERSITY EDUCATION & RESEARCH

MR.EZRA MAGATI

Mr. Magati 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.

INDEPENDENT BOARD MEMBER

CHARLES ONAMI MARANGA

Mr. Maranga 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).

REPRESENTING COMMISSION FOR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

PROF. MWENDA NTARANGWI

Prof. Ntarangwi is the CEO for Commission for University Education. He holds a B.Ed. (Language Education) and MA (Swahili Cultural Studies) from Kenyatta University and a MA and PhD (Cultural Anthropology) from the University of Illinois. He most recently served as Vice President at Theological Network. He previously served as the Executive Director International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education(IAPCHE) and Associate Director Office of Off – Campus Programs, Calvin College. Prof. Ntarangwi served as the Director, African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) at Calvin College, Director and Assistant Professor St Lawrence University – Kenya Semester Program, Assistant Director Academic Program and Students – St Lawrence University – Kenya Semester Program and an Associate Professor of Anthropology

REPRESENTATIVE, KENYA PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES' ASSOCIATION

PROF.FRANCIS ADUOL

Prof. Aduol is the Vice-Chancellor of Technical University of Kenya. He graduated with Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Surveying and Photogrammetry) and MSc degree in Surveying from the University of Nairobi. He holds a PhD (Doctor of Engineering) from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and an M.A. degree in Economic Policy Management from the University of Nairobi. He has served in national taskforces that reviewed various laws governing university education and technical training. Appointed on 20th September 2018

REPRESENTATIVE, KENYA ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES

PROF.MUMO KISAU

Prof. Mumo Kisau is the Vice-Chancellor of Scott University. He was appointed to the Board on March 13, 2017 for a period of three years. Prof. Kisau has gained wide experience in leadership and management, having served in various positions including as a senior adviser at World Vision East Africa. He has also served as an Assistant Professor/Deputy Principal at Africa Leadership University. He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Divinity (Aberdeen University) and Master of Divinity from Africa International University. Appointed on 20th September 2018 to represent the Kenya Association of Private Universities (KAPU)

REPRESENTATIVE, FEDERATION OF KENYA EMPLOYERS

MRS.JACQUELINE A. MUGO

Mrs. Mugo is the Chief Executive Officer, Federation of Kenya employers. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (University of Nairobi) and a Higher Diploma in HRM, Institute of Personnel Management. Her key expertise lies in employee relations and human resources management. She has worked in different capacities including being the resident magistrate, judicial department, Regional Human Resources Operations Manager Unilever Kenya Limited, head of human resources, Kenya Airways limited. She serves as a Board member of Member of Governing Body, ILO, Council Member, Pan-African Employers’ Confederation (PEC), Trustee, National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Board of Trustees, Higher Education Loans Board, Labor Advisory Board, National Industrial Training Council and Productivity Centre of Kenya.

INDEPENDENT MEMBER

MRS.R. WAMBUI KOSGEY

Mrs. Wambui Kosgey is a Strategic Legal Adviser. She holds a Bachelor of Law – LLB from Cardiff University and Master of Business Administration – MBA in Business Administration and Management, from Strathmore Business School (SBS). Graduate of SBS Women Directors Leadership program. She previously worked as Head of Legal at CFC Group. She was the Associate Director for CFC Financial Services and Regional Manager, Investment Banking Division EA for Standard Bank. She was until recently the Eastern African region for Diageo subsidiary in East Africa and East Africa Breweries Limited, as the Group Legal Director. Appointed on 20th September 2018

Management Team

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CHARLES RINGERA

Mr. 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

CHIEF STRATEGY AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE OFFICER & Ag. CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER

MRS. MARY WACHIRA MUCHEE

Mrs. Wachira is the Board’s Chief Strategy and Customer Experience Officer. She has over 18 years of experience in the field of Finance. She joined HELB at inception in 1996 as an accountant in charge of Operations. Before joining HELB, she worked in National Housing Corporation from 1990-1996 in various positions up to Senior Accountant (Cost & Management section). She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting option) from the University of Nairobi and an MBA (Finance) from the same University. In addition she is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K), a Certified Investment and Security Analyst as well as a member of Institute of Investment Professionals of East Africa (formerly Certified Financial Analyst of East Africa).

CHIEF INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY OFFICER (CITO)

MR.JOSPHAT NZUKI

Mr. Nzuki is the acting Chief Information Officer. He has over 16 years’ experience in Information Technology practice spanning key areas of Data Analysis, Systems Analysis and design, Software Development, Database Administration, policy formulation, ICT infrastructure and security Management. He joined the Board from the Bidco (K) Ltd whereas the data and systems analyst he has been instrumental sustaining the growth of ICT agenda at HELB. He holds a B.Sc. Information Sciences (IT) from Moi University ,Oracle DBA certifications, CCNA, WEB development and He is Currently finalizing his research for his Master of Science Information Systems degree ( MIS ) University of Nairobi. He is a fellow of the Computer Society of Kenya.

HEAD OF LEGAL SERVICES & CORPORATION SECRETARY

MRS.BERNADETTE N.MASINDE

Mrs. Masinde is the Legal Services Manager. She holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Nairobi, a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and is currently pursuing LLM (Commercial Law option). She is a Certified Public Secretary (K). She is a member of the Law Society of Kenya and the Law Society of East Africa. She has post qualification experience of over 20 years. Prior to joining HELB, she worked with FIDA and ICJ before joining private law practice. She joined HELB as a Legal officer and progressed to the current post of Legal Services Manager. She has spearheaded and manages the legal function of the Board.

HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCE & ADMINISTRATION

MRS.ZIPPORAH ONYONI

Zipporah is a human resource practitioner specialized in Human Resource Management and Administration for over fifteen (15) years. She has a Masters of Science in Human Resources Management [MSc-HRM] and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources & Administration [BBA]. She previously worked in Non-Governmental Organizations, banking sector, airline industry, private as well as government sector. She is specialized in policy formulation, recruitment and selection, performance management, strategy formulation, corporate governance, training and development, staff retention, talent management, compensation and benefits, industrial relations, mentorship and coaching, administrative functions, staff welfare, Performance Contracting among others. She is an accredited and practicing member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) and Kenya Institute of Management (KIM)

HEAD OF INTERNAL AUDIT, RISK MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE

MR.JUSTUS MWANGI

Mr. Mwangi joined the Board from the National Gender & Equality Commission where he was the Head of Internal Audit. He also worked as an Internal Auditor with the Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and Financial and Information Systems Auditor with the Kenya National Audit Office (KENAO). He holds MBA Finance (UoN), BA AGBM [Egerton University], CPA (K) and CISA. Justus is an active member of ICPAK and ISACA.

HEAD OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATION & CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

MS.WAVI MUNGALA

Ms. Wavi is the Board’s Corporate Communication and Customer Experience Manager. She holds a BSc. Hotel Management from USIU-A and a MSc. Management from Friends University, Wichita KS USA. She also holds a Program for Management Development [PMD] executive education certification from Strathmore Business School [SBS]. She has 15 years’ experience in communication and customer experience. She joined HELB from KCB Bank where she worked as a Customer Service Manager, Brand Marketing Manager for differentiated products as well as the Retail Service Experience Manager focusing on customer experience in KCB Bank Kenya Branches. She also worked in the hospitality industry as an Account Manager and Assistant General Manager with the Marriott hotels in the US. She is an active member of the Institute of Customer Experience [ICX] – Kenya and occasionally writes on the ICX-Kenya Blog. She is also a member of MSK and PRSK.

Twitter handle: @wavimungala

FUND MANAGER, EXTERNAL RESOURCES

MR.JAMES MAINA GACHARI

Mr. Maina is the Board’s Fund Manager. He joined the Board from CPF (formally Local Authorities Pension Trust (LAPTRUST)) where he was Investment Manager specializing Investment Accounting and Management. He also worked as Accountant – Pensions & Life with Madison Insurance Company Limited and Investment Officer with Madison Asset Management Services Limited. He joins the board with a wealth of experience in Fund Management. He holds MBA Finance [USIU – Africa], BA Economics [UoN] and CPA (K). James is an active member of ICPAK and is currently pursuing post graduate degree in Entrepreneurship at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology [JKUAT]

MANAGER, FINANCE

MS.KERIN LIDOROH

Ms. Lidoroh has over 20 years’ experience in the field of Finance and Accountancy. She is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya [CPAK] and a member of ICPAK. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from University of Nairobi and a Bachelors degree in Commerce (Accounting Option) from Catholic  University of Eastern Africa. She has served the Board in various capacities as an Accounts Assistant, Financial Accountant and Assistant Manager, Finance since 1998 when she joined the Board. She previously worked in the hospital and hotel sector.

MANAGER, LENDING

MR.JOSEPH NDEGWA

Mr. Ndegwa has over 20 years’ experience in the field of credit administration and project management. He joined the Board from G4S Kenya where he was a District Manager.  At the Board, he has risen through the ranks from a Loans Inspector, Senior Loans Inspector, Assistant Manager -Loan disbursement to Project Manager and currently Manager, lending. He has attended several professional courses in various fields locally and internationally. He holds a B.A degree from the Kenyatta University and currently pursuing an MSc in Entrepreneurship from the same university.

MANAGER, PROCUREMENT & LOGISTICS

MR.ELIJAH W. WEKESA

Elijah W. Wekesa, joined HELB from Postbank where he worked as a Manager, Procurement and Supplies. He also worked as a Deputy Head of Supply Chain in Bungoma County and Procurement Officer at Youth Fund and Barclays Bank as a graduate clerk. He holds a B.A in Economics and Mathematics and an M.A from the University of Nairobi, in addition to an international Diploma in Logistics and Transport (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport -CILT-UK) and a Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies (Chartered Institute of Marketing-CIM-UK). Wekesa brings on board a wealth of experience in Public Procurement gained from his previous engagements. He’s a full member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM no. 67493).