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Ayisi Makatiani

Managing Partner & CEO at Fanisi Capital


Ayisi Makatiani is an investor, entrepreneur, founder and heads Fanisi Capital, which manages 2 funds investing in high growth enterprises across East Africa. Mr. Makatiani sits on the boards of Haltons, the leading pharmacy retail chain in Eastern Africa, Hillcrest International Schools, the leading set of British Curriculum Schools in Kenya, Sophar, a leading pharmacy wholesale and distribution business in Rwanda, Turnkey Africa, the leading provider of enterprise software solutions for the insurance sector across Africa and East Africa Venture Capital Association. Previously he sat on the Board of Kenya Airways and was founding chairman of JamboJet, the leading low cost carrier. He was also a board member at Barclays Bank of Kenya, founder and CEO of Africa Online Inc., Chairman at Ogilvy & Mather (East Africa) and vice Chairman of second largest Kenyan university Kenyatta University.