Dr. (Hon) Nelson Kuria OGW, MBS
Mr. Kuria is an Economist with extensive training in strategic and general
management and has 36 years’ experience in Development finance and Insurance. He is the former Group CEO of CIC Insurance and is credited with leading the transformation of CIC Insurance from a very small co-operative insurer to the 3rd largest insurer in Kenya. He has served on several public,private and international boards and has chaired strategic initiatives in the insurance and government sectors.
Barbara has 15 years insurance experience, 12 of which have been in microinsurance and inclusive insurance. An actuarial scientist by training, Barbara is passionate to see insurance play a role in the reduction of poverty in her country, Kenya and across the continent. She co-founded AB Consultants in 2014 with a goal to make insurance accessible to those who need it most. At AB Consultants she has led microinsurance projects in market research, strategy development, product design, pricing and actuarial consulting across different countries in Africa including Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia.
Director & Microinsurance Specialist
Anne is a qualified insurer with over 20 years experience in microinsurance. She has extensive local and international training and experience in the microinsurance and financial sectors, which have helped build her skills as a respected microinsurance expert. She has collaborated with organizations and experts in the international development of microinsurance and risk education as a tool to mitigate risks among low income households and the working poor.
Senior Associate Digital Financial Services & Distribution
20+ years experience in digital financial services, business management and marketing across Africa. A DFS Specialist (Consultant) at IFC (International Finance Corporation) focusing on go-to-market strategies and execution in sub-Saharan Africa. Rolled out the M-Bima distribution structure at CIC Insurance. Holds a BSc, MIBA, Practitioner Certificate in Project Management -PRINCE2®; and Certificate in Digital Marketing
Research & Training Manager
Zipporah is a trained environment sensitive community development officer and social scientist driven by the desire to make a difference in the lives of the communities through financial inclusion and capacity building with a special interest in the low-income households.
Betty is an actuarial Science graduate with experience in the provision of banking and insurance services in remote parts of Kenya. She is passionate about improving the lives of the underserved and underbanked through projects that foster financial inclusion in developing countries. Betty is also proficient in French having undertaken and completed a professional course in Business French awarded by the Chamber of Commerce in PARIS
Senior Associate & Inclusive Finance Specialist
Lemmy is an inclusive finance expert and has over 20 years of professional experience in research, training and project management of financial inclusion projects with various international organisations. Lemmy is the Founder and CEO of FinProbity Solutions, a company that focuses on catalysing inclusive financial markets by developing innovative and inclusive financial services business models.
Stephen Opiyo (PhD)
Senior Associate & Data Scientist
Stephen is a Bioinformatics Research Scientist at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA. He obtained his PhD in Bioinformatics from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, and a Post-Doctoral training in Data Science and Molecular Evolution at the same University. He lectures and gives workshops in statistics, bioinformatics, metabolomics, proteomics, genomics, metagenomics, data science, machine learning and Geographical Information Systems in developed and developing countries.
Mr. Ochieng is a Kenyan Market Systems Development Specialist with 13 years of professional experience in Applied Research, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and project management for multi-year programmes funded by international donors and agencies including; USAID, DFID, SDC and the Gates Foundation. Holder of a Master’s Degree in Research Methods & currently pursuing a PhD in Economics, Certificate in Applied Statistics (University of Reading) alongside a Bsc in Agriculture & a certification in the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) Standards for Results Measurement and Impact Evaluation (Wageningen, Netherlands).