- Justice (Rtd.) Erastus Githinji, EBS, CBS was born in December 1949.
-Holds Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons) from the university of Nairobi and a Diploma from Kenya school of Law.
- Is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
- Has over 40 years' experience in the application and interpretation of the law.
- Has served as a Magistrate in various ranks for over 10 years during which he was head of five magistrates' stations.
- Has served as a Puisne Judge of the High Court for over 15 years and as a Judge in the Court of Appeal for over 16 years. In the court of Appeal, he has served as Acting President of the Court, Head of the Civil Division and Presiding Judge Court of Appeal Mombasa (Malindi), Kisumu and Eldoret.
- Has been a member and later Chairperson of Judicial Code of Conduct and Ethics which developed the current code for the entire Judiciary; longstanding member of the Council of Legal Education and a Board Member of Judiciary Training Institute (now Academy.)
- Has attended various local and international courses for professional development and obtained certificates in Competition law for adjudicators, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR); Refugee law; Environmental law; Human Rights and Global Economy and others.
- He is a recipient of two National Honours:
1. Elder of the Order of Burning Spear (EBS) in 2012.
2. Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS) in 2019
Ms. Catherine Musakali, OGW is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya. Catherine is the Founder of Dorion Associates LLP, a firm specializing in governance matters and commercial legal consultancies. Prior to founding Dorion Associates, Catherine worked for Kenya Shell Limited (Now Vivo Energy Kenya Limited) as their Company Secretary and Head of Legal for over fifteen (15) years, during which period she managed the Legal Functions of Shell operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia. She has worked for shell in the United Kingdom during which period she specialized in Mergers and Acquisitions and other commercial transactions as well as being the Legal Focal Point for all Contracting and Procurement matters for its businesses in the 23 Countries in Africa. Before this she set up and managed the Legal department of UAP Provincial Insurance Limited during which period she represented her employer in the Industry body, the Association of Kenya Insurers(AKI).
Catherine was, until May 2014, the Chairman of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) and has also served as the Chair of its Education and Professional Development Committee as well as the Legislation and Corporate Governance Committee. She also sat on the Council of the Corporate Secretaries International Association, which is a global body bringing together governance professionals. She is a founder and Chairman of the Women on Boards Network and is currently the Company Secretary of a number of Companies and sits on various Boards including those in the public and private sectors. She has previously served as a Director at Nairobi Securities Exchange, Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) and was at one time the Chairman of Kenya Seed Company Limited. She also serves as a member of the Capital Markets 10-yearMaster Plan Implementation Committee. Catherine has been the Chief Judge, Corporate Governance, FIRE Awards and is a trained Corporate Governance Trainer, Governance Auditor and Board Evaluator and has developed policies on governance for a number of institutions. She also consults for the IFC. Catherine holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree and a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Nairobi, a Higher National Diploma in Law (Kenya), as well as a certificate in Securities and Investment from the Securities and Investment Institute (London). Catherine was appointed to the Board on 2nd October 2017 and chairs the Audit and Governance Committee.
Principal Secretary, State Department for Investment Promotion
Mr. Abubakar Hassan Abubakar
Principal Secretary, State Department for Investment Promotion
Abubakar Hassan is a holder of Masters in Financial Services Law (Project ongoing), Masters of Business Administration (Strategic Management) and Bachelor’s Degree in Law all from the University of Nairobi. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Public Secretary, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Investment & Financial Analysts and holds a Certification in the Management of Banking Risks. He is a member of the following professional bodies; Law Society of Kenya (LSK), Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK), and Institute of Certified, Investment and Financial Analysts (ICIFA).
From his background in law, finance and investment, he has wide experience in facilitating and mobilization of capital, allocation of the said capital into productive areas of the economy and protection of the investors’ interests.
Prior to appointment as Principal Secretary in December 2022, he was the Director Market Operations at Capital Market Authority. He was in charge of market oversight and investors’ confidence.
Abubakar is committed to steer upwards investments (both Foreign and Domestic) into the Kenyan economy.
Born on 17th July 1966, Ms Josephine Waruguru Kanyi is a Senior Deputy Director in the National Treasury Budget Fiscal and Economic Affairs in the Department of Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi.
She served in the Ministry of Planning and National Development from 1991 to 1994, Ministry of Research and Technology (1994-1998) Ministry of Finance 1998-2010 as head of Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and Business Regulation Reform Units. She served as Chief Economist in National Treasury from 2010-2016.
She has attended Courses on Fiscal Decentralization and Financial management and Tax Policy Analysis and Revenue forecasting at Harvard University USA & Macro Economic Diagnostics at the IMF Institute in the USA.
She also serves as a Board Member at:
1. Kenya Hotel Properties Ltd Company;
2. Kaimosi Friends University Council; and
3. National Government Constituencies Development Fund
She has previously served on the:
1. KIPPRA Board;
2. Kenya Vehicles Manufacturers Board; and
3. LATF Advisory Board.
She was first appointed as a Business Registration Service Board member on 10th May 2017.
Mr. Brian Omwenga is a Computer Science doctoral candidate and part-time lecturer at the University of Nairobi, School of Computing and Informatics. He holds a Graduate Degree in Engineering Systems, Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was the Lead Enterprise Architect for the Kenya Government ICT and Enterprise Architecture. He has previously worked for PwC, Microsoft, and Nokia Research Africa. He has been credited as a respected African inventor with several publications and software patents. He is the founding chair of the Tech-Innovators SACCO of Kenya and also chaired the Software and Systems Engineering technical committee at the Kenya Bureau of Standards. He was first appointed as a Business Registration Board member on 3rd May 2019 and chairs the Technical and Strategy Committee.
Ms. Njeri Wachira, MBS is currently the Deputy Solicitor General and Head, the International Law Division at the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice.
She is a seasoned Advocate with extensive experience working in the field of Public International Law. She possesses experience as a Legal Advisor to the Government in negotiating, drafting, vetting and interpreting local and international treaties and agreements. She is responsible for handling all matters on Mutual Legal Assistance pursuant to the Mutual Legal Assistance Act of 2011 which appoints the Attorney-General as the Central Authority. She is also responsible for the coordination of the legal team, both external counsel and in-house counsel that represent the Republic of Kenya in all International Arbitration or Litigation matters.
Njeri has been an Alternate Director to the Solicitor-General on various Boards of Directors including, the Business Registration Service, Capital Markets Authority, Constituencies Development Fund, National Environmental Management Authority, Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya Pipeline Company Ltd, Kenya Railways Corporation, South Nyanza Sugar Company, and the Betting Control and Licensing Board.
Njeri has also served as the Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs at Seven Seas Technologies Group which covered the Group Companies in Kenya, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Portugal.
She has also been assigned by the Commonwealth Secretariat to work for a period of two years as a Legal Expert with the East African Community Secretariat in Arusha, Tanzania where she was tasked with implementing the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community, by drafting Protocols to the Treaty and various legislation; as well as approximation of Partner States Municipal Laws relating to finance, investment, as well as commercial laws in the EAC context.
As part of her CSR, Njeri has served as a Board Member and Founding Director of Tomorrow's Child Initiative, an NGO registered in Kenya whose vision is to have a society where children and women have unfettered access to opportunities, which allow them to live in dignity because their rights are respected and upheld.
Njeri is married and is a mother of two children. She enjoys reading books, travelling and playing golf.
Alternate to the PS,Business Reforms and Transformation.
Mr. John Mwendwa
Alternate to the PS,Business Reforms and Transformation.
John is the Acting Secretary/ Director General Department of Business Reforms & Transformation (Ease of Doing Business) in the Ministry of East African Community & Regional Development. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the Business reforms and transformation agenda across Government. Prior to his current role, he served as the Director of Portfolio Management in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives from 2015 to July 2018 where he was also the Chief of Staff for the Cabinet Secretary His earlier career in Banking saw him serve in various parts of the Barclays Group in strategy and executive management in Kenya and South Africa from 2007 to 2013. John has a Masters of Commerce Degree in Finance from Strathmore University and Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Finance from Kenyatta University. He is a member of the Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies of Canada (AAFSJ).
Mr. Faraj Mansur is a Serial Techpreneur with over 20 years experience in East African Tech Ecosystem.
He is a builder of high-performance teams and a natural leader, mentor, and a motivator who thrives in environments requiring a high-level strategist and a big-picture thinker.
Faraj had an illustrious career in blue-chip tech companies like UUNET, then one of the largest Corporate Internet Service Provider and one of the early Tier 1 networks.
Since 2005 he has co-founded a number of award-winning technology companies under Techbiz Group. The firms are in System Integration, eCommerce (B2B & B2C), Business Technology Solutions & Fintech.
Mr. Kenneth Gathuma, HSC is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya who has legal advisory skills developed through providing legal advice to government ministries and state-owned corporations for 12 years. Until his appointment as the Director-General in March 2020, Mr Gathuma was the Acting Director General of BRS and formerly served as Deputy Head of Government Transactions in the Office of the Attorney General & Department of Justice where large Government development projects were arranged and concluded. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Nairobi.