CISI launches new Kenya National Advisory Council

by Lora Benson | Dec 02, 2020

 

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is delighted to announce the launch of its Kenya National Advisory Council (NAC).

The inaugural CISI Kenya NAC President is Christopher Morris, MCSI, Director of Africa Advisory Partners and the committee members are:

  • Isaac Awuondo, Chairman of NCBA Bank Kenya PLC
  • Kenneth Kaniu, Chief Executive Officer of Britam Asset Managers (Kenya)
  • Paul Njoki, Head of Wealth Management Kenya and East Africa at Standard Chartered Bank

The NAC has been established with the dual purpose of supporting CISI membership in Kenya and of guiding the CISI’s activities in Kenya in developing professional standards across the finance profession.

 

   

 

(left to right) Isaac Awuondo, Kenneth Kaniu, Paul Njoki and Christopher Morris

Isaac Awuondo, Chairman of NCBA Bank Kenya PLC said:  “I am delighted to be involved in shaping the Kenya Advisory Council programme for the year ahead, to ensure that the Kenya financial services sector has practitioners qualified above and beyond the standard competence requirements, supporting consumer confidence in the financial services market.”

Kenneth Kaniu, Chief Executive Officer of Britam Asset Managers (Kenya) said: “It is my privilege to join the CISI Advisory Council. Continuous professional development has always been close to my heart and I firmly believe that one can never stop learning in this dynamic profession. The CISI has done exemplary work in the field of promoting professionalism and I look forward to leveraging my experience to contribute to CISI’s mission.”

Paul Njoki, Head of Wealth Management Kenya and East Africa at Standard Chartered Bank said: “I look forward to nurturing the development and growth of CISI’s presence in Kenya. A primary focus will be driving the provision of continuous professional development opportunities for all members to assist with their career developments and strengthening their competencies in a highly competitive environment.”

Christopher Morris, CISI NAC President said: “It is an honour to be President of the National Advisory Council for the CISI in Kenya. Along with the Committee Members Isaac Awuondo, Kenneth Kaniu, Paul Njoki, I hope to benefit from our network and the deep understanding of the local market to strengthen the CISI’s ongoing commitment to upholding professionalism, integrity and ethics in the ever-changing landscape of the financial services profession.”

Kevin Moore Chartered FCSI, Director of Global Business Development said: “We would like to thank the Council members for their support in setting up our Kenya NAC and choosing Christopher as inaugural President. We look forward to working with the Council to help grow both CISI membership and integrity in Kenya’s financial services sector, ensuring Kenyan practitioners are qualified above and beyond the standard competence requirements to meet the demands of both the local and global markets.”

The CISI is the 45,000 strong global not-for-profit professional body with members in over 100 countries. It has been working in Africa since 2012 offering exams and membership across the continent, with regulatory approval for its exams in over 20 countries. Over the last five years over 2,500 CISI exams have been sat in East Africa and CISI’s first African office was opened in Kenya in June 2018 to service the region.

For further information on the CISI programme in Kenya contact Kimacia.Gitau@cisi.org