Francis W. Kariuki - Director- General
Mr. Kariuki was appointed Director – General of the Competition Authority on 9th January, 2013. His main interests are in competition regulation and also Economics of institutions’ development. In addition, he has been focusing on impact of budget constraints on Agencies’ investigative process and HR policy. He is also well known for his advocacy initiatives, nationally and internationally, geared towards entrenching competition in various sectors of the economy and boosting regional trade. Mr. Kariuki is a founder Member and the current Chairman of the African Competition Forum –‘A Network of African Competition Authorities which seeks to promote the adoption of Competition principles in the implementation of national and regional economic policies of African countries’. He is a holder of Master of Science in Economic Regulation and Competition from City University- London; BA-Economics & Business Studies (Kenyatta University) and various Certificates in Strategic Leadership and Corporate Governance.
Robert I. Mbarani – Manager, Finance
Mr. Mbarani has a vast experience in Finance, Accounting and management skills drawn from over his 15 years of work experience with various public sector organizations. He holds an MBA in Finance from Moi University and a BA( Mathematics and Economics) from the University of Nairobi. Mr. Mbarani also holds a higher Diploma in Human resource Management and is a member of the Institute of Certified Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). He has attended various management courses including Corporate Governance, Risk management and Strategic management. As part of his contribution to the betterment of the society, Mr. Mbarani is involved in a number of Board activities for schools and community based organizations. The Finance Unit is responsible for finance management and reporting, resource mobilization, asset management and financial accounting in the Authority.
Anthony N. Muriithi – Manager, HR & Administration
Mr. Njagi was appointed the Head of Human Resources and Development unit on 1st May, 2013. Previously, he worked at Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd for 16 years where he was involved in implementation of various staff welfare programs. His main interests are in staff development and welfare issues. Mr. Njagi holds a Master of Business Administration; Moi University, Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Kenyatta University and Higher National Diploma from Inorero university. He has attended various courses on leadership and management. He is also a member of institute of Human Resources Management. The Human Resources and Development Unit seeks to develop the Authority’s Human capital by attracting, recruiting, developing, motivating and maintaining a highly skilled workforce to execute the mandate of the Authority.
Boniface M. Makongo - Manager, Legal Services
Mr. Makongo has over 11 years of experience in litigation, corporate and commercial law. He has previously worked for both Constituencies Development Fund Board and at the Water Services Trust Fund as a Legal Officer, heading and having helped establish the said departments. Mr. Makongo holds a Masters Degree in International Economic Law from the University of South Africa, a Bachelors of Law Degree from Moi University and a Diploma in Management if Information systems from the Institute for Management if Information Systems (U.K) as well as a postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Governance. He is an active member of the Law Society of Kenya. The Legal Unit is responsible for providing legal advice and strategic direction on the interpretation and application of relevant legislation in regard to investigations. The Unit also offers Secretarial Services to the Authority’s Board.
Stellah N. Onyancha – Manager, Mergers & Acquisition
Ms. Stellah Nyambeki Onyancha is a holder of Master of Arts in Economic Policy Management( University of Ghana, Legon); Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons) in Economics and Business Studies( Kenyatta University); Diploma in Management of Information Systems (IMIS (Strathmore University College); Various certificates in Competition Policy and Law; and Corporate Governance and Senior Management Course. The Division advises on regulations of the market structure through merger control and unwarranted concentration of economic power.