BOARD OF DIRECTORS



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Mrs. Isabella Ochola Wilson

Appointed to the Board in June 2006. She has a BA degree in Business Administration from University of Dar-es-Salaam and an MBA (Marketing) from University of British Columbia, Canada. She has many years of business management experience working for Johnson and Johnson (K) Limited. She has a directorship in NIC Bank Limited, among others. She is currently a Business Consultant and a member of the University Council, Technical University of Kenya.

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Nicholas C. Hutchinson

Appointed to the Board in May 2003, having become the Group Managing Director of Unga Holdings Limited in September 2000. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Horticulture from the University of London and has many years of business management experience working for Monsanto Company in East Africa, Europe, North America and South Asia. His other directorships include Kisima Farm Limited and Sunpower Products Limited.

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Andrew S. Ndegwa

Appointed to the Board in September 2001. He graduated from University of Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He started his career in the banking industry, firstly with Citibank Limited and then with Mercantile Banking Company Limited before moving to First Chartered Securities Limited where he is the Executive Director. He holds many other directorships among which are NIC Bank Limited.

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Alan McKittrick

Appointed to the Board in September 1998. An engineer by profession and Group Managing Director of NAS Holdings Limited for the past 19 years. He has other directorships and considerable experience of the manufacturing and production sectors in Eastern and Southern Africa, including the livestock industry. He was the Group’s Managing Director between September 1998 and May 2003.

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Vitalis O. Ojode

Appointed to the Board in May 2003. He is a BCom (Hons) graduate from University of Nairobi; a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and is a member of ICPAK. He worked for UDV Kenya Limited for many years where he held several group directorships in Kenya and Tanzania. He was the Group’s Finance Director between November 2001 and May 2006. He is currently a consultant in Financial Management.

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Jinaro K. Kibet

Appointed to the Board in February 2005. He holds an LLB degree from University of Nairobi; is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a partner in the law firm of Ochieng, Onyango, Kibet and Ohaga Advocates. He holds other directorships including Elmarak Holdings Limited and Sicham Aviation Limited.

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Patrick Obath

Appointed to the Board in September 2013. He is a BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering graduate of the University of Nottingham and is a member of the Institution of Engineers, Kenya and the Energy Institute (UK). Mr Obath has more than 31 years business experience working for the Shell group of companies in Europe, Asia and Africa, finally serving as the CEO of Kenya Shell and Shell Tanzania. He has served on many boards, both private and public and is a director in Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited and Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited, among others. He is currently the Managing Consultant in Eduardo & Associates.

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Ms. Winniefred N Jumba

Appointed Company Secretary in 2011. She is a holder of a BCom degree and a Masters in Business Administration, both from the University of Nairobi. She is a Certified Public Secretary and a member of ICPSK, with over 15 years’ experience in Company Secretarial and Registration Services.