Mr. Kimanthi Mutua – Board Chairman
Mr. Kimanthi Mutua is currently the Board Chairman of K-Rep Development Agency as well as Executive Director of K-Rep Group Limited. He is the Co-founder of K-Rep Bank limited (now Sidian Bank Limited) the first NGO microfinance institution in Africa to transform into a regulated commercial bank specializing in micro-finance and served as its founding Managing Director from 1999 to March 2010. Currently, Mr. Mutua serves as a board member and Chair of Commercial Banks and Organizations that focus on Financial Inclusion and micro-finance. These include Centenary Bank (Uganda), the K-Rep Group Ltd (Kenya), PAMIGA Association (France), ECLOF International (Geneva) and Makao Mashinani. Mr. Mutua has devoted over three decades to diverse issues and initiatives on Micro-finance and Financial Inclusion and currently involved in advising Regulatory & Supervision bodies, as well as Micro-Finance Institutions. He has hands on and extensive experience in leadership, governance, institutional transformations, policy formulation, and funding strategies that have made him a widely sought after public speaker, resource person, adviser of several national and international organizations. Mr. Kimanthi Mutua holds Bachelor of Commerce.
His contributions in the institutional thematic areas will be strategic leadership and guidance and innovative agribusiness financing models pillar.