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BRIAN CHEGE

GENERAL MANAGER META ELECTRIC

Brian was our first graduate trainee, joining Maris Ltd in 2015. He gained 4 years’ investment and operational experience at operating companies across our portfolio before joining ETP where he is now General Manager. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Economics and is pursuing the CFA designation.

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KARIJN DE BOK

SUSTAINABALITY MANAGER MARIS LTD

Karijn joined the Nairobi office in 2018 from Maris Mozambique and has developed and implemented the group’s Environmental and Social Management Systems, aligned to IFC Performance Standards, across the Group. She oversees the management of ESG at all Operating Companies.

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ANDREW FIMISTER

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR MARIS LTD

Andrew co-founded Maris in 2009. He has spent his whole career in developing markets, first  mainland China in the early 90’s, having studied Mandarin Chinese, working for Sino-British joint ventures in Beijing and Jinan. Following an extended period in operational roles within the humanitarian sector, he returned to the private sector in Africa working within early stage exploration projects.  From 2008 – 2017 he was based in Maputo, home is now Kenya.

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BENSON GAGI

FINANCE MANAGER EVERGREEN HERBS LTD

Benson joined Maris in 2017 from Equity Bank. He worked for 3 years as a Financial Accountant before moving to Evergreen Herbs Ltd as a Finance Manager. He holds a BA degree Commerce, Accounting & Finance (Double major from Strathmore University) and is a CPA Finalist.

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JACQUELINE GATHU

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT MARIS KENYA LTD

Jackie joined Maris in 2017 from The Gulf Recruitment Group, Dubai, with a Diploma in Business Administration from Kenya School of Professional Studies. She has taken on additional HR roles and provides administrative support to the Maris senior management team.

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JOHANNES GUNNEL

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR MARIS LTD

Johannes joined Maris in 2010 following seven years in global equities at UBS, with a particular focus on socially responsible investments. He was acting CFO for Maris and now sits in London as our Commercial Director, responsible for new investments, acquisitions and disposals across Maris’ companies.  Johannes has an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford.

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RICHARD HOUGH

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AFRICA LOGISTICS PROPERTIES

Richard has spent his career developing modern warehousing in emerging markets, moving to ALP from Raven Property Group, Russia. He took over as CEO in May 2019 and is leading the expansion of the business into our new site in Nairobi West and new markets. Richard is a chartered accountant and holds numerous construction qualifications that he has accumulated during his career build over 2 million square meters of industrial parks.

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ABDUL HUSSEIN

INVESTMENT ANALYST MARIS KENYA LTD

Abdul supports research and financial due diligence of investment opportunities, deal sourcing and fundraising. Prior to joining us in 2017, Abdul worked as an Equity Research Analyst for AIB Capital, a Kenyan stock  brokerage and advisory business. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Strathmore University, and an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business, awarded by the ACCA.

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RAN KADOSH

MANAGING DIRECTOR AGRIS

Ran came to Agris from Amiran Kenya, part of the Balton CP group, which supplies a broad range of agricultural inputs, irrigation systems and greenhouses. He has extensive experience in the agriculture sector in East Africa and strong links with market-leading Israeli companies and producers. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University in Israel.

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AMIR KERNER

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR EVERGREEN HERBS LTD

Amir is widely regarded as one of the leading herb agronomists in East Africa and joined us in March 2020. He previously worked at Kenya’s largest Herb operation, Exotic Herbs and thereafter for 4 years at Amiran in Nairobi. He has a BSc in agriculture and 11 years’ experience in the industry.

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PINNY LEWENSTEIN

OPERATIONS MANAGER EVERGREEN HERBS LTD

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SALOME MAINA

ADMINSTRATIVE ASSISTANT MARIS LTD

Sally was our first employee, joining Maris Kenya in 2012 with a Diploma in Business Administration, Public relations/Journalism. In addition to general administration Sally provides support for logistics and procurement.

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DANSON MAINA

HR MANAGER EVERGREEN HERBS LTD

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NICHOLAS MAKUSA

FINANCE MANAGER EQUATOR ENERGY

Nick is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K) and member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. He joined us 2014, from a World Bank-funded programme in Western Kenya and brings advanced financial modelling expertise to our accountancy team. He currently manages the accounts for our solar company, Equator Energy.

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DAVID MAY

MANAGING DIRECTOR KAREBE GOLD MINING LTD

David is Managing Director of Karebe Gold Mining, a Director of Commoner Mine and Venice Mine Complex in Zimbabwe and oversees the Mining Division group-wide. He has worked in mining across Southern and East Africa for 41 years, specialising in the establishment and management of small-scale mining operations.

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HARRY MINTER

HEAD OF RENEWABLES

Harry joined Maris in 2012 and has spent the last ten years managing businesses in Kenya, Mozambique and South Sudan. Having started up two portfolio companies, Kaia Village and Equator Energy, he now heads up our renewables division from Nairobi. Prior to joining Maris, he worked for a hedge fund group in London, after gaining a law degree from Edinburgh University. He has Level 3 IMC certificates and an MBA with distinction from Warwick Business School.

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EDAH MUNYUA

ACCOUNTANT MARIS KENYA LTD

Edah joined Maris in 2019 after four years in the finance departments of two Nairobi based companies. She now oversees financial accounting and reporting for Maris Kenya and the South Sudanese enterprises. She holds a degree in Statistics from the University of Nairobi, CPA (V) from Strathmore University and is a member of Association for Women Accountants of Kenya.

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ENRICO NORA

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER MARIS LTD

Enrico joined Maris in 2015 from Equity Bank Kenya where he was Executive Director of Mobile Banking. He is responsible for finance, treasury and compliance across the group and is a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to moving to East Africa he worked in Singapore as CFO of DOCOMO Intertouch and in Europe and Asia for Hewlett Packard. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan.

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CLARE OBE

OFFICE MANAGER LONDON MARIS LTD

Clare joined us in 2016 from the UK House of Commons where she worked as a Parliamentary Assistant and PA to MP/HNWI. She has 8 years’ experience working as a PA at Board Level and provides support to senior management in the UK. She has a BSc (Hons) degree in International Fashion Marketing.

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JANET ONYANGO

GROUP ACCOUNTING MANAGER MARIS LTD

Janet joined Maris in Jan 2020 with more than ten year’s experience in financial accounting, planning, reporting and analysis across East Africa and the Middle East. She holds an MBA in Strategic Management, is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

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ALEXANDER  PUXLEY

CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER AGRIS

Alex is the Finance Director of Agris and co-ordinates the central finance functions of Maris Group, as well as providing support to our portfolio companies. Prior to joining us he read history at Oxford University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young UK.

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LEMAIYAN SANKARA

FINANCE MANAGER META GROUP EAST AFRICA

Lemayian Joined Maris in 2018 where he worked on Financial planning and Reporting. In 2020 he moved to META Group as the Finance Manager for East Africa. Before joining Maris he worked for E&Y in the Advisory team and Tsusho Capital inhouse finance company for Toyota Group of Companies. Lemayian holds a degree in Actuarial Science from Strathmore University and he is also a CPA.

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THOMAS SKEPER

MANAGING DIRECTOR EVERGREEN HERBS LTD

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YOGESH TRIPATHI

MANAGING DIRECTOR META GROUP

Yogesh joined us in 2014 with 16 years’ experience in the machinery dealership sector. He worked in his home country of India for Ashok Leyland Trucks, TAFE & Taurus earth moving equipment before relocating to Africa as Head of Sales for JCB products at AG Leventis in Nigeria. Yogesh is overseeing all our operations in East Africa as the Managing Director for META Group.

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CHARLIE TRYON

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER MARIS LTD

Charlie co-founded Maris in 2009 and is a Director of Maris Limited. He oversees the group from East Africa. Prior to establishing Maris, Charlie developed a successful portfolio of venture businesses in Afghanistan and East Africa. He worked for Societe General in its investment banking division in London after graduating from the University of Edinburgh.

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