CIC Kenya Senior Management Team Profile


CIC insurance Kenya has a team of over 10 senior managers who run the institution. The managers are drawn from Actuarial, HR, Business, Insurance and IT fields. Below is the profile of each manager.

Mr. Tom Gitogo – Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO)

Mr. Tom Gitogo (47 years) is the new Group Chief Executive of CIC Insurance Group. Tom has an MBA in Strategic Management and holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Nairobi.  He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) as well as ICPAK and ICPSK. He has served as the Deputy Chairman of Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) and the Chairman of its Life Insurance Council. Tom also sits in the Life Insurance Committee of the African Insurance Organisation (AIO) and is also a Member of Institute of Directors. Before joining CIC, Tom was the CEO of Pan Africa Insurance Holdings and in 2012 won the coveted CEO of the Year Award in the prestigious COYA awards.

Mr. Elijah Wachira – Managing Director CIC General Insurance Ltd

Elijah is the Managing Director General Insurance. He holds an MBA in Strategy and Marketing from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Arts from Egerton University. He is a member of Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) of London and Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK). He has a wealth of experience in general insurance business in both Kenya and the East African Region. He is specialized in strategy formulation and implementation. Elijah joined CIC in 2015.

Mr. Ezekiel Owour – Managing Director CIC Life Assurance Ltd

Ezekiel holds an MBA in Strategic Business Management from Strathmore Business School and has a degree in Arts – Government and public Administration from Moi University. He is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing – UK (MCIM – UK), Retail Banking Academy- UK and holds a Certificate of Proficiency in Insurance from the college of insurance. He is also a member of the Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK). Ezekiel has over 16 years’ experience in the financial services industry including banking and insurance. He joined CIC in September 2015.

Mr. George Wafula – Chief Finance Officer

Mr George Wafula (42 years) is the Group chief Finance Officer of CIC Insurance Group. George has an MBA in Strategic management from Strathmore Business School and holds a degree in Business Administration from USIU. George also has a certificate – Doing Business in a Globalized Environment from IESE Business School, Spain.
He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya as well as ACMA (Association of Chartered Management Accountants). Before Joining CIC Insurance Group, George had over 20 years’ experience in various capacities in FMCG at Unilever, Telecoms at Airtel and Insurance at Kenindia Assurance.

Mr. Henry Malmqvist – Chief Information Officer

Henry is a graduate of Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS) Kent and is currently pursuing his MSc Information Technology Management at University of Sunderland. He is certified in Project Management, Information Security & Performance Management. Henry has 14 years’ experience in ICT both within Kenya and the East African region. He joined CIC in September 2015.

Ms. Gail Odongo- Group General Manager Corporate & Company Secretarial Services

Ms. Odongo is the Group Company Secretary/Chief Legal Services. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya holding a Bachelor of Laws (“LLB”) Degree from the University of Liverpool and a Master of Business Administration (“MBA”) from Salford University in the United Kingdom. Professionally Ms. Odongo is a Certified Public Secretaries [“CPS(K)”]. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law and has 13 years of experience in various capacities and industries ranging from Audit, Banking and Finance, Insurance and Legal. She is also a member of the Institute of Directors Kenya.

Ms. Pamela Oyugi – Group Human Resources Manager

Mrs. Oyugi is the Group Human Resources Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from University of Nairobi, Executive MBA (specializing in HRM) from Moi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Kenya Institute of Management. She has undertaken several trainings both locally and internationally. She has over 17 years of work experience in various capacities ranging from NGO, Insurance and Energy sector. The most recent role prior to joining CIC, Mrs Oyugi was the Head of HR & Administration –where she was a member of the Senior Management Team and the Secretary to the HR Board Committee. She is a Full Member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM). Mrs Oyugi joined CIC in 2013.

Mr. Richard Nyakenogo – Group General Manager Co-operative Business

Mr. Nyakenogo is the General Manager – Co-Operatives. He holds a Bachelors of Commerce from Egerton University and Masters in Business Administration from Mount Kenya University. He has a Diploma in Co-operative management from the Co-operative college of Kenya and a certificate in Corporate Governance from Centre for Corporate Governance. He joined CIC in 1999.

Mr. Joseph Kamiri – General Manager – Strategy and Marketing

Mr. Kamiri is the General Manager – Strategy & Marketing. He holds Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm)-Insurance Option from the University of Nairobi. He has a Diploma in Insurance (ACII, 2004) and a Diploma in Insurance (AIIK, 2005). He holds an MBA (Marketing) from the University of Nairobi. In addition, Mr. Kamiri has done the Advanced Management Program (AMP), from IESE Business School, Spain & Strathmore Business School, Kenya and has attended Negotiation, Mediation & Arbitration training from the International Law Institute (George Washington University-USA. Mr. Kamiri has over 22 years’ experience in the Insurance Industry gained from Cannon, Blue Shield, Pan African, BRITAM, APA and UAP. Mr. Kamiri joined CIC in June 2014.

Ms. Susan Robi – Risk and Compliance Manager

Ms. Robi is the Risk and Compliance Manager. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya holding a Bachelor of Laws (“LLB”) Degree from the Makerere University and a Masters in Law and Finance from Goethe University (Institute of law and Finance) in Frankfurt Germany. Professionally Ms. Robi hold a post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law and has 10 years of experience in various capacities and industries ranging from Both Local and International Law Practice, Insurance, Finance and Risk Management. Ms. Robi joined CIC in 2011.

Mr. Muyesu Luvai – Group Chief Internal Auditor

Mr. Luvai is the Group Chief Internal Auditor. A multidisciplinary leader wearing multiple hats, Mr. Luvai is a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA (K)”) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (“ICPAK”). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Marketing) from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a concentration in Employee Relations/Organisational Behaviour from the University of Leicester (UK). This mixed background allows him to look at company operations at a wide scale, providing solutions from a business strategy perspective while seeking to enhance the effectiveness of governance, risk management and control processes.

Prior to joining CIC in 2008, Mr. Luvai worked for Deloitte in the Audit & Assurance Division, obtaining extensive experience in auditing a wide variety of international and local organisations drawn from both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining Deloitte, Mr. Luvai had a stint in the oil and gas industry working in the Finance Department of Dalbit Petroleum Limited.

Mr. Michael Mugo – Principal Officer South Sudan

Mr. Mugo is a B.Ed. graduate from the Moi University. He has an Executive MBA from JKUAT. He has Certificate of Proficiency (COP) from the college of insurance. He has an extensive career in Insurance having started his career as Sales Rep in Jubilee Insurance; he moved then moved to ICEA. Mr. Mugo Joined CIC in 2003 as an Agency Manager and has risen through the ranks to the Group Marketing Manager. He was appointed Principal Officer South Sudan in November 2013.

Mr. Japheth Omare – Managing Director CIC PSV

Mr. Japheth Omare graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm) – Insurance Option, from the University of Nairobi. In addition, Mr. Omare has done the Advanced Diploma in Insurance – Associate of the Chartered Institute of Insurers (ACII). Professionally, he is an Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute, London and currently holds Certified Public Accountant Part II. Japheth has over 14 years’ experience in the Insurance Industry. He joined CIC in Feb 2015 the position Managing Director of the CIC PSV business.