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Shaka Kariuki
Co-CEO at Kuramo Capital Management


BA, Shaka was a Senior Member of the Global Finance team at Agilent Technologies where he managed finance teams in Asia, Europe, Japan and USA. Prior to Agilent, Shaka was an Associate in the Investment Banking Division of First Security Van Kasper. Shaka also worked at Choice Hotels International in the mergers & acquisitions department. 

Shaka currently serves as Chairman of Transcentury Limited, Vice Chairman of GenAfrica, Vice Chairman of Sterling Capital Limited, Executive Chairman of NAS Foods in Ethiopia, and is on the Board Leon Business Solutions in Zimbabwe, Solo in Nigeria, Viathan in Nigeria, Sepfluor in South Africa and Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University in the USA. He is also on various Advisory Boards of companies in Africa and Europe.  He is the former Chairman of Deseret First Credit Union in the USA.

Shaka holds a B.S. in Economics, an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from Brigham Young University, and a Masters in Government from Harvard University. He is a member of the CFA Institute.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Chair’s welcome address

  • Making the case for African private equity today