Mr. Japh Okoth Olende

Mr. Japh has been a Senior Business Consultant since the beginning of 2016 after his tenure at AIG Insurance Company spanning over 36 years. At AIG, he was the Chief Executive in charge of East Africa Region for over 19 years.

During his tenure at AIG he acquired extensive experience in all technical aspects of the business, having worked in all departments including Finance, Claims, Underwriting and Distribution.  He was part of the AIG Africa Executive Committee which was charged with the responsibility of developing and implementing key business strategies for the Africa Zone including expansion of the brand in East, West and Southern Africa

Some of his key achievements included: Modelled AIG into a customer centric organization, with compelling value proposition and excellent service delivery second to none in profitability in the East Africa insurance industry; he was honored by the Kenya Insurance Industry with Life Time Achievement Award for outstanding role in developing the insurance industry in East Africa and mentoring a number of the present industry leaders and played a leading role in shaping the policy direction of the insurance industry including the formation of the college of insurance, a first one of its kind in Africa.

He has an extensive international working experience having worked in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, New York and South Africa. He has presented papers at a number of international conferences including Brookings Institute in Washington DC & Chatham House in London,

Mr. Japh has played leadership roles in the past as: President of American Chamber of Commerce Kenya Chapter; Director General of the Insurance Institute of Kenya; Director of the Retirement Benefits Authority; Director KEPSA; Director AIG Kenya & Uganda and Muthaiga Golf Club.

He currently holds directorships of a number of companies including:

Barclays Bank Kenya Ltd; Chairman Barclays Insurance Agency; Jadala Investments company; Ler Limited; 25th Investment Company and Jumbo Chem Company Kenya Ltd.

Mr. Japh Okoth Olonde is a graduate of the University of Nairobi and is a Chartered Insurer of CII London as well as a Member of the Institute of Directors and Certified Trustee.