Mr Jimnah Mbaru is the Chairman of Dyer and Blair Investment Bank Ltd (Kenya) and Dyer and Blair Investment Bank Ltd (Uganda). He is a well-known Investment Banker who has spearheaded various development phases in the Kenyan and African Capital Markets at large. Mr. Mbaru also served as Chairman of the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) in 1992-2001 and 2006-2008, during which he was involved in various reforms including setting up of Central Depository & Settlement Corporation (CDSC), Automated Trading System (ATS) and moving the NSE to WAN (Wide Area Network).
He was the founder Chairman of African Stock Exchanges Association which he served as Chairman from 1993 to 1995 and 1998 to 2000.
He was involved in setting up the D.S.E. (Dar-es Salaam Stock Exchange), U.S.E. (Uganda Securities Exchange) and Rwanda Stock Exchange. He was also involved in re-organizing Botswana Stock Exchange.
Mr Mbaru holds both a Bachelors of Commerce (Hons) and Bachelors of Law (LLB-Hons) degree from the University of Nairobi and a M.B.A. from IMD (formerly IMEDE) in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a Fellow at the Kenya Institute of Management. From 1971-80, he worked for Kenya Government in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. In 1980, he established Jimba Credit Corporation, Kenya Savings & Mortgages in 1983, and Union Bank of Kenya in 1984. The latter three financial institutions were acquired by the Kenya Government in 1990 to form a part of the current Consolidated Bank of Kenya.
Mr. Mbaru is a director of several companies/organizations including Financial, Insurance, Health, Policy Analysis, Government and Education Sectors in Kenya and Africa. He is the Chairman, Jitegemee Trust (Kenya); Chairman, Africa Consulting Group Limited, Nairobi, Kenya; Chairman, Meridian Equator Hospital, Director, Occidental Insurance Company Limited; Director, Pinebridge Investments East Africa Limited and Director, British American Insurance Company Limited.
He has published a book, “Transforming Africa: New Pathways to Development”.
Mbaru is married to Mary and they have two children, Cynthia and Fukunda. He lists among his interests as Reading, Playing Golf (good) and Travelling.
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