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 Africa Risk Institute (ARI) is a boutique professional services firm majoring in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Advisory, training and placement services. We are based in Nairobi with operations across Africa Our vision is to be a globally recognized knowledge centre through partnerships with scholars, regulators and industry professionals. We have adopted a modern approach to Risk Management which endeavours to achieve convergence of the related but often silo-ed subjects of Governance, Risk Management and Compliance.

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In order to address the intricate challenges that organizations face, we offer our clients services in:

1. Risk Management Training

2. Risk Management Advisory Services

3. Risk Management Placement Services

4. Professional Certification

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Why Africa Risk Institute ?

  • We have developed skills and experience in partnering with stakeholders to package and deliver programs aimed at addressing industry-wide challenges. Our promoters were actively involved in the development of the Risk Certification Program jointly with GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals) and KSMS (Kenya School of Monetary Studies. Currently, we are running the Securities Industry Certification Program (SICP) which is an initiative between CISI (Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment) and CMA (Capital Markets Authority). We are working with stakeholders to develop similar certifications in Telecomms, Energy, Public Sector, etc.
  • Our core team comprises a strong team of seasoned and qualified professionals in banking, finance, investment, advisory, and training as well as managers and strategic investors in many successful private ventures. The team further benefits immensely from a pool of partners and associate trainers which gives us a strong base to deliver on multiple assignments.
  • Training is focused, practical and results oriented. Our expert trainers write and deliver their own course materials and construct practical exercises and discussions based on real experience, ensuring delegates always derive the maximum practical benefits from a course.
  • Our certification programs are geared towards giving our graduands an international driving license to practice anywhere in the World. In addition to our current partners – GARP and CISI – we are developing partnerships with other internationally-recognized certifying bodies. We balance that with offering cost effective professional development programs that are run either as in-house or publicly.

Our mission

An outstanding team of risk management professionals and partners working in an integrated and holistic manner to deliver value for our clients and stakeholders.

  • We recruit, develop and retain top talent for the risk profession
  • We work with partners and associates to complement our skill and resource base
  • We are a single and safe landing place for our client’s risk requirements
  • Our stakeholders  include its customers, staff, shareholders, Government and community

Our Vision

The preferred Risk Management Knowledge and Solutions provider in Africa.

√     Scale

  • Ranked top three Risk Management solutions provider in Africa.
  • Significant partner for our target clients.
  • Significant participation in major risk events.
  • Service diversification to suit diverse client needs.
  • Strategic partnerships with renowned academic institutions, professional associations and technology providers.

Core Values

Our values are based on the acronym ‘ONE-PIER’ which implies that our clients have a single safe landing place for their Risk requirements.

1. ONE global network

  • Leveraging the power of global relationships and collaboration to deliver exceptional services to clients wherever they do business in Africa. Attracting, developing and retaining the best talent for effective service delivery

2. People

  • Attracting, developing and retaining the best talent for effective service delivery
  • Embed a questioning mentality in our people – why/why not?
  • Deliberate Internship program to help young graduates induct into the job market

3. Integrity

  • All employees and partners will act with utmost integrity and professionalism
  • Ethically unyielding, earnest and inspiring trust
  • Taking responsibility for our actions

4. Excellence

  • Relentless pursuit of excellence
  • We create value beyond customer expectations
  • We deliver beyond best practice

5. Respect

  • Respect for employees, partners, and clients
  • Value diversity and unique individual contributions
  • Fostering a trusting, open and inclusive environment

Our team of principals, associated and strategic partners possess a sound knowledge and understanding of the African market and the unique challenges inherent therein. Our solution frame is therefore based on first-hand research information.

ARI Team

Kefa Nyakundi

Kefa Nyakundi

Director

Kefa Nyakundi is a well-rounded and experienced finance professional, risk manager, strategy consultant and trainer. He is also a strategic thinker with demonstrable vision.

knyakundi@africariskinstitute.com
Esther Nina Oloo

Esther Nina Oloo

Executive Director

Having worked in different positions in the financial services industry, she brings unique perspectives on enhancing ARI’s learning and development programmes.

eoloo@africariskinstitute.com
James Omweno

James Omweno

Lead Trainer - SICP/Derivatives

James is the General Manager Africa risk institute. He is an associate member of the chartered institute for securities and investment (CISI).

jokemwa@africariskinstitute.com
Victor Gatamu

Victor Gatamu

Lead Trainer – Wealth Management

With over six years’ experience in Finance, IT and training, Victor has held positions in IT, administration, accounting, insurance and data management.

vgatamu@africariskinstitute.com
Edward Sangany

Edward Sangany

Lead Trainer FRM

Edward has over six years’ experience working in the financial industry which has been gained from holding various positions in operations, treasury middle office and risk management.

Christopher Grune PRM CFA

Christopher Grune PRM CFA

Lead Trainer FRM/Derivatives

Christopher has over 25 years’ experience working in finance and risk related functions. He holds an MBA, from Columbia Business School, a BA in Finance from University of Illinois.

Joy Kaburu CPA ACCA

Joy Kaburu CPA ACCA

Lead Trainer GARP Foundational Courses.

Joy is a qualified Accountant and risk management professional with over 8 years’ experience. Joy is also an ACCA affiliate and an Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) member in good standing.

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The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is a not-for-profit independent organization and the only globally recognized membership association for risk managers. Through its educational programs, in-person and online events, GARP promotes best practices in risk management and supports professional and career development for risk managers.

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The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) is the professional body of choice for professionals in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in growing number of major financial centers globally.

centerprise

Centerprise is a professional services firm providing pragmatic solutions to enterprises through innovative Financial Advisory Services (FAS) and diverse Development Advisory Services (DAS). Centerprise Africa helps enterprises overcome formation and growth and development challenges in their pursuit of their strategic objectives.

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The CMA is a regulating body charged with the prime responsibility of supervising, licensing and monitoring the activities of market intermediaries, including the stock exchange and the central depository and settlement system and all the other persons licensed under the Capital Markets Act