Mr. Japheth Anavila Magomere aged 65, has been a member of the Board since 1988 and is the Director representing Nairobi Region, Private Sector based societies. He has been the Chairman of CIC Insurance Group Limited since 2004. He has been a Delegate of Co-op Holdings Co-operative Society (the anchor shareholder of Co-operative Bank) since 1986 and is a Member of the Institute of Directors of Kenya. He serves as the Vice Chairman of Co-operative Alliance of Kenya. Honorable Secretary Maisha Bora Sacco since 1984, a Council member of East African Farmers Federation since 2008, the current Chairman of the National Council for Ushirika Day Celebrations, a board member of the International Co-operative Alliance (“ICA”), Africa Chapter and a Board Member of several secondary schools. He was honored with the Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya (“OGW”) in 2009.
Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO)
Mr. Tom Gitogo aged 48, is the Group Chief Executive Officer, CIC Insurance Group Ltd. Tom has an MBA in Strategic Management and holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Nairobi. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) as well as the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries (CPS (K). Tom is a Fellow member of ICPAK and a Fellow member of the Kenya Institute of Management. He has served as the Deputy Chairman of the Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) and the Chairman of its Life Insurance Council. Tom also sits in the Life Insurance Committee of the African Insurance Organization (AIO) and is a Member of the Institute of Directors of Kenya. In 2012 he won the coveted CEO of the Year Award in the prestigious COYA awards. He is also a government appointed Board member, serving in the Policy Holders Compensation Fund, as well as an Executive Board member of ICMIF (International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation).
Mr. Gordon Ondiek Owuor aged 60, joined the Board in 2006. He is the Director representing Nyanza Region based societies. Mr. Owuor is the Chairman of Jumuika (formerly Chemelil) SACCO, a member of the Nyanza Provincial Co-operative Development Team and a Member of the Institute of Directors-Kenya. He previously worked with the East African Fresh Water Fisheries Research Organization and currently works at Chemelil Sugar Company. He holds an executive Diploma in Financial Management. The Director has undergone specialized Life Business Management Training conducted by LIMRA (Life Insurance and Market Research Association).
Mr. Michael Ondinya Wambia aged 49, joined the Board in 2008. He is the Director representing Western Region based societies and is the Chairman of FARIDI SACCO. He is a teacher by profession. The Director also holds a diploma in Education Management from KEMI (Kenya Educational Management Institute) and is a Member of the Institute of Directors Kenya.
Mr. Jonah Makau Mutuku aged 69, joined CIC Board in 2008. He is the Director representing Coast and North Eastern Province Based Societies and is the Chairman of MAFANIKIO SACCO. He is a retired teacher and serves as the Vicar’s Warden ACK St. Philips Church. He is also a lay Canon of the cathedral of the Anglican Church of Mombasa Diocese. Mr. Mutuku is a Delegate of Co-op Holdings Co-operative Society (the anchor shareholder of Co-operative Bank). He is also a member of the Institute of Directors of Kenya.
Mrs. Rosemary Majala Githaiga aged 53, joined the Board in 2010. She has over 25 years’ experience as a lawyer and was the former Group Company Secretary of the Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited. She is a graduate of Nairobi University, LLB (Hons), Post- graduate Diploma in Legal Studies from Kenya School of Law. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries (CPS (K)), an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Institute of Directors of Kenya. She is an accredited governance auditor and she also serves as a director on the boards of the Co-operative Bank of South Sudan and CIC Africa Insurance (S.S) Limited.
Mr. Peter Kipkirui Nyigei aged 64, joined CIC Board in 2009. He is the Director representing Rift Valley Region based societies and is the secretary of Sinendet Tea Multipurpose Society. Further he is a Director of Imarisha SACCO. Mr. Kipkirui is a retired teacher and principal who at one time served as a Programme Officer and a trainer in Early Childhood Education in Bomet, Nakuru, Baringo and Kericho County. The Director has undergone General Insurance Business training. Mr. Nyigei is a member of the Institute of Directors of Kenya.
Mrs. Mary Mungai aged 58, is the Commissioner for Co-operative Department, Ventures and Marketing - in the State Department of Co-operatives in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives. The Director holds an MSC in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University in USA and a BSC in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi. Mrs. Mungai has over 34 years’ experience and skills in policy analysis, policy development, project design and project evaluation. She has been involved in implementation of projects funded by Ministries of Agriculture and department of Co-operatives, IFAD, World Bank, GTZ, SIDA, FAO and European Union. The Director is a member of the Institute of Directors of Kenya.
Ms. Odongo, aged 43, is the Group Company Secretary/ Chief Legal Officer. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya holding a Bachelor of Laws (“LLB”) Degree from the University of Liverpool and a Master of Business Administration (“MBA”) from Salford University in the United Kingdom. Professionally Ms. Odongo is a Certified Public Secretaries [“CPS (K)”]. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law and has 14 years of experience in various capacities and industries ranging from Audit, Banking and Finance, Insurance and Legal. Ms. Odongo joined CIC in 2011. The Company Secretary is currently pursuing an advanced management programme from Strathmore University. She is also member of the Institute of Directors of Kenya.
Mr. Harrison Githae Hunyu aged 70, is the Director representing Central Region based societies and is currently the Chairman of Mutheka FCS Limited. He previously served as a director of Coffee Exports Limited. He has worked as a Parliamentary Reporter (Hansard), District Officer, District Commissioner and Under-Secretary in various Central Government Ministries retiring as a Deputy Secretary in 2001. He is a member of the Institute of Directors of Kenya. He is a graduate of Nairobi University, Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) and holds an Advanced Certificate in Public Administration and Parliamentary Training. He has attended local and international courses in administration.