Moses Muriithi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics (Hons) from the University of Buckingham (UK) and a postgraduate diploma in Marketing from Middlesex University (UK).
He is an accomplished property developer with a wealth of experience in commercial and residential properties, as a director and co-owner in Six Arms Limited, Proxima Properties Limited and Amalgamated Properties Limited.
He is also an SME venture capitalist with interests in various fields such as transportation & logistics, insurance, project financing and other financial services.
He is also well versed in the aviation industry, having served as a director and Quality Assurance manager for over 10 years at the oldest and most profitable ground support services in East Africa, Kenya Aerotech Limited.
He is a founder owner of the innovative Oyster Village project, a prime gated community of 32 apartments and 66 maisonettes and a 25,000 square meter shopping mall.
Charles Karanja is a seasoned and professional banker having worked for Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd for 27 years. Between 2000 and 2012 Charles held a number of senior roles within the retail division in of the bank including branch manager of Westlands branch after which he was promoted to be Chief Manager of Queensway branch, the largest Barclays Bank branch in Africa, where he drove profitability through sales and operational excellence.
There after he was promoted to Area Manager for Mt. Kenya Region overseeing 12 branches and over 300 staff. Under his leadership the region was not only able to surpass its targets but was able to develop engaged teams and future leaders for the bank. Consequently, in 2006 Charles was appointed as the Regional Manager Emerging Markets and entrusted to drive the bank’s expansion program. In his tenure he opened over 35 new branches in 2 years the majority of which became profitable in less than a year.
In 2009 he took on the role of Head of Direct Sales where he headed a strong direct sales force of over 3000 sales executives, 200 sales managers and 7 area sales managers, which contributed to 70 percent of the Consumer Banking sales revenues. In 2010 he was appointed Head of Sales, a position that merged direct sales staff with relationship managers for work place banking into one. He held this position until February 2014 when he left the bank to join Proxima and AVLC Group as an Executive Director.
Robert has had a career in both project and general management. He has successfully managed multi-million pound engineering businesses in the UK and has delivered a number of projects from installing new manufacturing facilities to moving whole factories. Other projects have included systems implementation, such as ISO 9000 and ISO 14000. He is well versed in quality management and lean manufacturing. He has participated in and delivered training courses in the latter.
¨In Kenya he has focussed on the construction sector. In addition to managing the TI operations, he is responsible for the Technical Department. This is a wide ranging role which includes specific responsibility for creating the project feasibility studies and leading the project management team. That role entails ensuring that the projects are delivered according to the requirements of the feasibility studies i.e. on time, on budget and to a quality level that exceeds customer expectation. The total value of our current and past projects is KShs 6.5 billion.
Robert is also responsible for researching the latest innovations in construction and development, including environmental features, and applying his lean manufacturing experience to the whole cycle of building development, from project inception to occupation.