Lyn Mengich, Chairperson, Salaries and Remuneration Commission

Lyn Mengich is a HR professional and Business leader with over 25 years cross– industry experience in    Kenya, East Africa Region and Africa.  Her experience spans public, public traded and private sector organizations.  Highlights of her experience include; Chairperson Salaries and Remuneration commission, CEO Nuevo Consulting, HR Director Barclays Bank, HR Director Kenya Commercial Bank, Talent Manager Shell oil products Africa, Change Manager Shell Oil Products, Regional HR Manager Shell East Africa, HR Director for Smith Kline Beecham and Talent and Development Manager Unilever She has also held Board positions at Jamii Bora Bank, NSSF and Sovereign Group. She also  previously  served as the Vice Chair of  Kenya  Institute of  Bankers. Lyn is a fellow of the institute of Human Resource Management Kenya.

James Mworia, Group CEO & Managing Director, CENTUM INVESTMENTS

James Mworia is the Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Centum Investment Company Limited, a position he has held since 2008.  Centum is the largest listed investment company in East Africa, with direct and third party assets under management of approximately USD 1.8 billion. The Group’s primary focus is on the development of investment grade assets of scale across key sectors of the economy, including real estate, power, financial services, agribusiness, education and healthcare, amongst others. During James’ tenure as CEO, the Group’s net asset value has increased sevenfold.

James is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Chartered Financial Analyst Charter Holder, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, a Fellow of the Kenyan Institute of Management and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. He is also a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and an Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow.

James serves on the boards of several organisations, including Sidian Bank, where he is the Chairman of the board, Nairobi Securities Exchange, Nairobi Bottlers Limited, General Motors East Africa Limited and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

James has received numerous awards in his career to date, including East Africa Business Leader of Year 2015 at the All Africa Business Leaders Awards, the Corporate Council for Africa, Africa Business Leader of the Year 2014 and the Africa Young Business Leader of the Year 2011 at the Africa Business Leaders Awards.

James is passionate about leadership and entrepreneurship, and is a mentor to many emerging business leaders and entrepreneurs.