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George Theobald – Non-executive Director


George Theobald is a Non-executive Director at FTG Holdings and currently the Chairman of the board. George has been the driving force behind the growth of a number of East African companies spread out across various sectors. George has lived in East Africa since 1983, after a commission in the British Army and a time in London working as a stockbroker. He worked as the General Manager of Lonrho Tanzania Ltd before founding Tatepa Ltd, where he serves as the Managing Director of the publically listed company (the largest smallholder tea and avocado producer in Tanzania). He is also the Chairman of Kariki Group (a group of flower farms) in Kenya and the Chairman of Nomad Group (a chain of safari lodges) in Tanzania.

Heril Bangera

(Founder & CEO)

Heril Bangera began the first subsidiary of the Issuer, Roto Moulders Limited, in 1989 and has since supported the growth of it by steering the Group to its current status. He is responsible for overall running and strategic planning for the Group. Heril holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a BMSCE from Bangalore University and has over 25 years of business experience. He has also pursued the Owners Management Program at Strathmore University. His ability to guide FTG Holdings through its formative years and assist in financing and expansion of the Group's operations during its infancy has proved instrumental.

Gilles Kichenin – Executive Director

Gilles Kichenin has over 20 year of professional experience in related aspects of financial and management consulting. He is the financial and administrative director at Turquoise Capital Management Ltd, a Wealth & Fund Manager, and also serves as the director general at Akshar Akshar and Services Trading Ltd. He is the former Chief Finance Officer of Apavou Group and has held various management positions at leading regional manufacturing businesses.

Frank Ireri – Non-executive Director

Frank Ireri is the Managing Director of Housing Finance. He has close to 30 years working experience in both the banking and real estate sectors, spread across various countries. He has worked for prestigious organisations such Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, Murdoch, McCrae & Smith, Citibank NA, Citibank Poland, Commercial Bank of Africa Ltd, Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd, Barclays Africa and Barclaycard Africa at various capacities. He has served as Member of the Kenya National Payments Committee; Chairman of the Kenya Bankers’ Association Operations Committee; Treasurer of the Kenya Institute of Bankers; Chairman of the Kenya Institute of Bankers and Chairman of AIESEC Board of Advisors. Mr. Ireri is currently an Advisory Board Member of the Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce, a Board Member at Habitat for Humanity and also a Member of the AIESEC Honorary Counsel. In 2011, he was awarded the Elder of the Burning Spear by President Mwai Kibaki in recognition of his services to the nation in his various capacities.

Imalambaal Kichenin – Executive Director

Imalambaal Kichenin is the Chief Executive Officer at JurisTax Ltd She also serves as a director at Lex Communications Ltd and Turquoise Promotion Ltd. Imalambaal is a law graduate from the University of London and is additionally an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK), Association of Trust and Management Companies, International Fiscal Association and the Mauritius Institute of Directors. The Group plans to bring on board more directors from the regional operating units while still maintaining the balance between executive and non executive directors for good corporate governance. FTG Holding’s management will increasingly be drawn from across the region.