The Institute is run by a Secretariat, which has a work force of twelve members of staff.
CS. Obare Nyaega - Chief Executive Officer
CS Obare Naega has over 17 years of work experience, having worked for various organisations
at various capacities relating to governance, financial control, strategy and leadership. Previously,
he has worked for SkillShare Services as Managing Partner, at MTN Business as the Quality
Management Representative (QMR) and Ag. Finance Manager and at Strathmore University.
As a scholar, he has published in the European Journal of Business and Management, an international
journal for academic publications-ISSN 2222-1905 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2839 (Online). He Lectures/has
lectured at KCA University, Maseno University, Management University of Africa, MKU among others.
Currently, he is pursuing a PhD and LLB both at the University of Nairobi (UoN). He holds a PMD
(Program for Management Development) jointly by SBS Kenya & GIBS University of Pretoria South
Africa, a Master of Science (MSc) in Finance from UoN, a Bachelor of Commerce (Double Major),
1st Class Honours from Strathmore University. He is a Certified Secretary (CS), Certified Public
Accountant (CPA), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a trained ISO 9001:2015 internal
auditor and a trained trainer on Crucial Conversations by VitalSmarts USA.
CPA Obare is a Council member at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)
where he Chairs the Research and Development Committee. He was awarded a commendation in 2014.
He is a facilitator with the Man Enough Program, a sponsor to the Child Fund and mentors the youth and
He is blessed with a wonderful family.
CS. Jeremiah N. Karanja - Head of Department, Professional Services
CS. Jeremiah N. Karanja is a Certified Secretary, Human Resource Professional, Accredited
Governance auditor, Accredited Trainer of Trainers, Governance Advisor and Board Evaluation
Consultant. He has extensive experience in consultancy and management spanning over 9
CS. Karanja is currently undertaking his PHD studies in Leadership and Governance at the
Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology; is a holder of a Master of Business
Administration (Strategic Management) from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of
Arts degree in Political Science, Public Administration & Communication. He is a member
of both the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) and Institute of
Human Resource Management of Kenya (IHRM-K).
Mr. Tobias Mutua - Head of Finance and Support Services
Tobias has worked for over 15 years specializing in finance and accounting in the financial sector.
Prior to joining ICPSK, he had served as the Finance and Administration Manager at Caritas MFB
and also at FEP Group of Companies. He commenced his career with SMEP Micro Finance Bank
rising through the ranks to become the Chief Accountant.
operational efficiency, cost management as well as financial management. He has an outstanding
track record in coaching and developing high performance teams.
and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).
Mr. Gilbert Kiprono - Research and Business Development Manager
Gilbert Kiprono is a researcher and Economist with over 5 years’ experience in Research
and Policy, having worked in both private and public sectors. He previously served as
Assistant Manager, Trade Research and Policy at the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce
and Industry, Researcher at Export Promotion Council and Research Analyst in a consultancy
firm. He contributed towards development of the Kenya Investment Policy and National
Export Development Strategy.
He has completed M.A. in Economic Policy Management at the University of Nairobi. He is also
trained on Enterprise Development under Knowledge Co-creation program offered by Japan
International Cooperation Agency and Pacific Exchange Resource Center (Japan).
|Ms. Felistas M. Musyoka - Manager, Marketing & Corporate Affairs|
|CS. Emily S. S. Mugonyi - Manager, Membership Services|
|Mr. Pius M. Kamau - Assistant Manager, Financial Services|
|Mr. Kosgey Hillary Kiprotich - Accounts Officer|
|Mr. John Omondi - Learning & Development Officer|
Mr. Julius M. Kyulu - ICT Officer
Mr. Amon G. Olang’o - Human Resource & Administration Officer
Ms. Lydia Misati - Front Office Officer