Jimnah Mbaru | CHAIRMAN

Jimnah Mbaru is the Chairman of Dyer & Blair and has over 30 years of investment banking and financial sector experience.

He has led all the landmark transactions in the Capital Markets including Safaricom IPO, Kenya Power (KPLC) Capital Base Restructuring, the private equity investment by Helios into Equity Bank, I&M Bank Bond, Britam Bond and the Kenya Eurobond. He is also an entrepreneur and serves as a Director of a number of firms in the financial sector namely: British-American Investments Company (Britam), Occidental Insurance Company, Jitegemee Trust (Kenya) and Pinebridge Investments East Africa Limited among others.

Previously, as Chairman of African Stock Exchanges Association, Mr Mbaru played a key role in developing the capital markets in Africa and was central to the formation of the Uganda, Dar-es-salaam, Rwanda and Botswana Stock Exchanges. He has served as Chairman of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) for over 10 years, National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) and was a member of the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) which was the think tank for the Government of Kenya credited with coming up with Vision 2030.

He is currently a member of the Investment Committee for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) the Africa Capitalization Fund (ACF) that focuses on funding financial institutions in Africa.

Mr Mbaru has a Bachelors of Commerce from University of Nairobi, a Masters of Business Administration from IMD and a Bachelors of Law (LLB) from University of Nairobi. He is also an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.