Kenya

Emmanuel Chengo
Kenya

EMMANUEL CHENGO

DATA ANALYST, AGRIS

Emmanuel joined Agris from Amiran in Kenya in September 2020, where he had gained extensive experience in collecting, managing and presenting information. He is integral to the development and co-ordination of Agris’ data management systems.

Andrew Fimister
Kenya

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.

Jackie Gathu
Kenya

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.

Kenya

JOHANNES GUNNELL

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 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.

Abdul Hussein
Kenya

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

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AGRIS GROUP

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.

Salome Maina
Kenya

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.

Kenya

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.

Kasi Mumba
Kenya

KASI MUMBA

E&S MANAGER, EVERGREEN HERBS

Kasi became E&S Manager at Agris in June 2022. This was a natural move from her role as HR and Administration Manager at Evergreen Herbs. She is a trained Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, as well as a Certified Mediator.

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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.

Alex Mwanzo
Kenya

ALEX MWANZO

GENERAL MANAGER, EQUATOR MOBILITY

Prior to joining Maris in 2021, Alex was a lithium battery engineer at Aceleron, and before that an Electric Vehicle Engineer at Roam (formerly Opibus). He leads Maris’ ventures in the electric mobility sector, which sits within the Renewables division. He Holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Kenyatta University in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and is a graduate member of Kenya’s Institution of Engineers, as well as the Engineers Board of Kenya.

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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.

Janet Onyango
Kenya

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).

Alex Puxley
Kenya

ALEXANDER  PUXLEY

CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER AGRIS GROUP

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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THOMAS SKAPER

MANAGING DIRECTOR EVERGREEN HERBS LTD

Thomas joined Evergreen Herbs in 2020 and has worked in the fresh produce sector since 1998. He has held senior management positions at several of Kenya’s largest horticulture and floriculture producers and exporters where he was responsible for the end-to-end development and management of operations. He began his career in the UK in a variety of commercial roles with TESCO Plc and Lidl International.

Kenya

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.

Kenya

CHARLIE TRYON

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER MARIS LTD, ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER MOPANI GOLD

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.

Wilson Wambugu
Kenya

WILSON WAMBUGU

FINANCIAL ANALYST, AGRIS

Wilson is an investment analyst at Agris. He joined in 2020 and mainly supports monthly reporting, budgeting, building financial models and conducting due diligence of investment opportunities in Agri-business and Forestry. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Economics from Strathmore University.

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