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Uchumi Supermarkets Ltd (UCHM.NR)

UCHM.NR on Nairobi Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Karani

2018 Interim Chairman of the Board

Mohamed Mohamed

2017 Acting Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Dixon

2017 Chief Operating Officer

Michael Kiai

Chief Information Officer

Henry Bett

Ag. Head of Marketing

Elizabeth Oyombe

Human Resource Business Partner

Bernard Kibaru

Head of Strategy

Raphael Kimilu

Ag. Internal Audit Manager

Simon Sang

2016 Security Service Manager

Enid Muriuki

Company Secretary

Timothy Kabiru

Non-Executive Director

Chris Kiptoo

Non-Executive Director

Dismas Oyieko

Non-Executive Director

Glory Kiogora

2016 Independent Non-Executive Director

Fred Rabongo

2019 Independent Non-Executive Director

Baiju Shah

46 2019 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Karani

Mr. John Karani Interim Chairman of the Board of Uchumi Supermarkets Limited. John has 27 years’ experience in blue-chip FMCG industries across Africa, 18 of them as Head of Global Procurement at Coca-Cola Africa. He brings credentials earned in long-term service, global exposure, and professional development with Coca-Cola Company and FMCG companies among them East African Breweries, Glaxo SmithKline, Wrigleys East Africa Limited. He has operated in complex global and multi-geographical locations and in entrenching Strategic Procurement thinking, enhancing Total Supply Chain solutions and implementing innovative Procurement Solutions & Process Improvements. John is passionate in developing young people through nurturing and motivating a new generation of Procurement & Supply Chain Professionals. He holds an MBA Degree in Strategic Management from the United States International University and a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi. He is also a fully qualified Fellow (MCIPS) of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Suppliers Management (UK) and MILT from the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (UK). He is a member, practitioner and ardent supporter of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management which promotes supply chain professionalism and integrity in Kenya. He is Accredited Executive Coach with the Association of Executive Coaches UK with focus on Coaching Procurement & Supply Chain Professionals. He is Managing Director/Lead Consultant of Equator Industrial Solutions which provides an “A-Z” suite of FMCG Solutions & Consultancy Services to several companies across Africa. He also currently serves on the Boards of two Non-Profit Organizations namely: Kenya Youth For Christ International and The International Bible Society, Kenya Chapter. He is Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Nominations, Governance and HR Matters Committee, and Member of the Strategy, Finance and Business Development Committee.

Mohamed Mohamed

Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed serves as Acting Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer of Uchumi Supermarkets Limited. Education: Executive Master of Business Administration from Moi University, Bachelor of Arts Degree-Business Management from Moi University. He is a member of ICPACK, ACA advanced level. Key Experience: Mohamed is a Finance and Accounting professional with over 20 years experience. He has vast financial management experience across multi sector industries relating to ICT, Telecommunications, retail and supply chains. He is seasoned in Financial Accounting, ICT, Operations, HR, and Commercial/Marketing matters. Previously he worked for Hamilton Harrison & Mathews (HHM), Seven seas Technologies Ltd, Elris Communications and Infocom where he has held senior finance roles.

Andrew Dixon

Mr. Andrew Dixon has served as Chief Operating Officer of Uchumi Supermarkets Limited since November 6, 2017. Mr. Dixon has extensive experience in the retail sector.

Michael Kiai

Mr. Michael Kiai serves as Chief Information Officer of Uchumi Supermarkets Limited. Education: Bachelor of Science(Mathematics), International Diploma in Computer Studies, MCSE,CCNA, ITIL. Key Experience: For the past 15 years, Michael has had the experience of leading IT initiatives in a cross-section of multifaceted and multidisciplinary organizations. Michael has been providing best IT vision, crafting & implementing superior IT roadmaps, ensuring maximum productivity, and delivering optimal results and business value in multi-faceted, high-tech & fast paced environments. Previously, he has worked for the Nairobi Stock Exchange, Kenya Airways and Unga Holdings Limited.

Henry Bett

Mr. Henry Bett serves as Ag. Head of Marketing of Uchumi Supermarkets Limited. Education: A master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi.Bachelor of Education Science, Mathematics-Statistics and Science from Kenyatta University. Key Experience: Henry has over seven (7) years experience in sales and business development with specialties in channel & distribution management, merchandising and initiating new set ups. For the past seven years he has been successful in the achievement of set targets and identification of high-yielding markets. Previously he has worked for Argon Telecom Ltd as Head of Sales and Distribution, Equity Bank Ltd as Sales and Distribution Manager, Essar Telecom Kenya and Kenya Commercial Bank.

Elizabeth Oyombe

Ms. Elizabeth Oyombe serves as Human Resource Business Partner of Uchumi Supermarkets Limited. Education: Masters Degree in Business Administration from Africa Nazarene University, Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management, Bachelor of International Business Administration from United States International University-Africa. Key Experience: Elizabeth is a member of Institute of Human Resource Management and British Psychological Society. She has also taken other short courses and trainings in Leadership Development Program, Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University, Psychometric Training, International Job Evaluation and Reward Management and Assessor Skills Training for assessment Centres. She has previously held Human Resource roles in Nuevo HR Business Solutions and KCB Bank Group Ltd.

Bernard Kibaru

Mr. Bernard Kibaru serves as Head of Strategy of Uchumi Supermarkets Limited. Education: Executive Masters from Copenhagen Business School and International University of Professional Studies, Bachelor of Science Degree-Food Science and Technology from the University of Nairobi, Diploma in Leading International Business Development and Certificate in Leadership in Business Development and certificate in Business mentoring among other management, technical and leadership certificates. Key Experience: Bernard has a vast experience and a track record of growing businesses; he is adept to refining business processes through value chain analysis. Also, he has been Executive MBA tutor at Mount Kenya University. Previously, He has worked as a managing consultant at Lemoc and Tridimensional Services Ltd, Uchumi supermarkets-General Manager, procurement and Merchandising: Kenya and Uganda.

Raphael Kimilu

Mr. Raphael Kimilu serves as Ag. Internal Audit Manager of Uchumi Supermarkets Limited. Education: Bachelors Degree in Commerce-Finance, from The University of Nairobi, CPA level 3.He is a member of ICPAK. Key Experience: He has a vast experience in Finance having previously worked for Coates Brothers (EA) Ltd, Deloitte & Touché’ as an Audit Assistant before joining Uchumi Supermarkets 2008 in the Finance Department then to the Internal Audit Department.

Simon Sang

Mr. Simon Sang has served as Security Service Manager of Uchumi Supermarkets Limited since July 2016. Education: Diploma in Private Investigation and Security Management. Key Experience: Mr. Simon Sang was appointed as Security Services Manager in July 2016. He has over 36 years experience in retail security and loss prevention. He has held several management positions during his career; he is also a member of (Prosak) Professional Security Association of Kenya. He holds a Diploma in Private Investigation and Security Management. He is responsible for security management which involves physical security, installations, audits, crime and loss prevention, investigations, staff training on security and general coordination of security staff both internal and external.

Enid Muriuki

Mrs. Enid Muriuki serves as Company Secretary of Uchumi Supermarkets Limited. Enid Muriuki is a Certified Public Secretary with 17 years of consulting and industry experience on matters of corporate governance and statutory compliance. Enid has gained extensive experience having worked with several clients in her 12 years of employment with Deloitte Limited, and while working as an in-house Company Secretary with IPS, the industrial arm of the Aga Khan Group. She is a holder of a Bachelor of Science degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and a Diploma in Business Management from Kenya Institute of Management. Enid has also attended various governance certification courses over the course of her career. She is a registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and is also a Certified Governance Auditor.

Timothy Kabiru

Mr. Timothy Kabiru serves as Non-Executive Director of Uchumi Supermarkets Limited. Timothy Kabiru is the current Deputy Chief Executive Officer and a director on the board of Jamii Bora Bank. He has over 20 years experience in the Banking sector having held senior managerial and director positions in various banks in Kenya, the most notable being KCB, Co-op Bank, ABN Amro and NIC Bank. During his career he has led treasury, corporate, institutional and retail banking teams with overall responsibility for developing and executing aggressive growth strategy. He has been involved in developing turn around strategies for some of the largest banks in Kenya. As the Deputy CEO at Jamii Bora Bank he has been responsible for driving the commercial strategy of the Bank and is currently leading the Bank’s two subsidiaries – Jamii Bora Insurance Agency Ltd. and Jamii Bora Leasing Ltd. He is also responsible for the Bank’s digital strategy which seeks to transform Jamii Bora Bank into a leader in the digital financial services space. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a major in Finance & Economics from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He is Member of the Nominations, Governance and HR Matters Committee, and Chairman of the Strategy, Finance and Business Development Committee of the Company.

Chris Kiptoo

Dr. Chris Kiptoo serves as Non-Executive Director of Uchumi Supermarkets Limited. Dr. Chris Kiptoo is the Principal Secretary for the State Department of Trade in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) - International Macroeconomics Finance Specialization from the University of Nairobi. He is also an Accredited Fellow of the Macroeconomic & Financial Management Institute of Eastern & Southern Africa (MEFMI), in the field of macroeconomic management. He is an Associate of Kenya Chartered Institute of Bankers (A.K.I.B). Dr Kiptoo previously worked at TradeMark East Africa’s (TMEA) as the Kenya Country Director. Prior to joining TMEA he worked at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) where he was the Director, Economic Policy Coordination (EPC) Unit. His main duties at OPM were to provide strategic economic policy advice to the Prime Minister, particularly in respect of; policy and strategy coordination and the implementation of major priorities in Vision 2030. He has also worked at the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) as the Senior Advisor & Manager, Special Projects.

Dismas Oyieko

Mr. Dismas Oyieko serves as Non-Executive Director of Uchumi Supermarkets Limited. Mr. Oyieko is the Portfolio Manager since December, 2014. Prior to this appointment, he held the position of Special Projects Manager. He has over 15 years’ experience at Senior Management Level, having worked as Head of Department in various portfolios within ICDC. He was awarded the Head of State Commendation in 2004, by His Excellency the former President of the Republic of Kenya, Hon Mwai Kibaki C.G.H, M.P. He holds a Master of Science degree in Development Finance from the University of Birmingham, UK and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from the University of Nairobi. He is Member of the Audit Committee (representing ICDC), and Member of the Nominations, Governance and HR Matters Committee (representing ICDC) of the Company.

Glory Kiogora

Ms. Glory Mukiri Kiogora has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Uchumi Supermarkets Limited since September 9, 2016. Glory holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, Finance from the University of Nairobi. She holds a Bachelor of Education, Economics and Business from Kenyatta University. She is a CPA (K) and a member of the Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (ICPAK). Glory has also taken short courses in Board Development Program, Trustee Certification Program, Bullet Proof Manager, Behavioral Skills Training, The Courage to Lead among others. Glory has previously worked as a lecturer at Kenyatta University and Kenya Polytechnic. She worked as an Assistant Chief Accountant at Panafric Hotel and is currently the Finance Manager at The Nairobi Serena Hotel. She is Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company.

Fred Rabongo

Mr. Fred Rabongo has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Uchumi Supermarkets Limited since February 26, 2019. Mr. Rabongo is a corporate business strategist and an astute businessman with a background in advertising, marketing, outsourcing and business development.

Baiju Shah

Mr. Baiju R. Shah has served as Independent Non-Executive Director of Uchumi Supermarkets Limited since February 26, 2019. Mr. Baiju is a technology and financial systems expert with vast experience in the retail, technology and business sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard School of Law.