Britam Holdings Plc has appointed Mr Barack Obatsa as the Chief Executive Officer of Britam Asset Managers, effective 29th May 2023.
According to the Board, Barack has over 18 years of experience in the investment industry and has served in various capacities including as Chief Investment Officer, ICEA LION Asset Management Limited, where he worked for 7 years.
Britam Board Chairman Kuria Muchiru expressed the Board’s confidence in Barack’s skills, knowledge, and vast experience.
“We are excited to have Barack join the team and are confident that he will drive our new customer-centric transformational strategy to achieve revenue growth and strong financial performance for Britam Asset Managers,” said Mr Muchiru.
Prior to joining ICEA LION, Barack worked at Africa Alliance Bank Limited for 11 years, rising from Analyst to Regional Chief Investment Officer.
Barack holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Financial Services from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology, a Master of Science in Finance (Economic Policy) from the University of London, and a Master of Science in Real Estate (Investment and Finance) from the University of Reading.
His professional designations include Chartered Banker, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
He is a member of the Institute of Certified Investments & Financial Analysts – Kenya, the Institute of Internal Auditors – Kenya, the CFA Institute, and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Additionally, he is a Certified Engagement and Productivity Coach (CEPC), having completed a globally accredited coaching program with CDI – Africa Coaching.