CS UKUR YATANI

Ambassador Yatani has over 27 years experience in Public Administration, Politics, Diplomacy and Governance in public sector since 1992. Between the years 2006-2007 while Member of Parliament for North Horr constituency, he also served as an Assistant Minister for Science and Technology. At the height of his career (March 2013-August 2017), he served as a pioneer Governor of Marsabit County, the largest County in the Republic of Kenya. Between June 2009 and October 2012, he served as Kenya’s Ambassador to Austria with Accreditation to Hungary and Slovakia and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna. In this position, he aggressively pursued and advanced Kenya’s foreign interests. He held senior leadership positions at various diplomatic and international agencies such as International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), United Nations Organization on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vice Chairperson of United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), Vice President of Convention on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPJ), and Chair of African Group of Ambassadors among others. He has Master of Arts in Public Administration and Public Policy, University of York, United Kingdom, 2005; and Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Egerton University, Kenya, 1991.

Julius MuiaDr. Julius Muia is the Principal Secretary at The National Treasury. Prior to this, he was the Principal Secretary at the State Department for Planning - The National Treasury and Planning. Before his appointment as PS Planning, he was the Director General, Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat which operated under the Office of the President, Republic of Kenya to facilitate the implementation of Vision 2030. This is Kenya’s long-term policy framework that is premised on making Kenya a globally competitive, rapidly industrializing and upper middle income economy by 2030.

Between April 2008 and October 2016, Dr. Muia served as the Secretary, National Economic and Social Council, Office of the President. This is a top advisory government think tank whose flagship project was formulating Vision 2030.

An alumnus of the University of Nairobi’s School of Business, Dr Julius Muia graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Accounting; Masters Degree and PhD in Finance from the same university. His professional qualifications include: Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K); Certified Public Secretary (CPS-K), Associate Kenya Institute of Bankers; Associate Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; and Certified Coach.

Dr. Muia has over 25 years experience in leadership in the private sector in Kenya and UK. He started his career as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers in mid 1980’s, and later worked as Head of Finance and Company Secretary in the hotel, manufacturing and banking sector. His other engagements include an adjunct faculty at Strathmore Business School; adviser on strategy and trainer on leadership.

Dr. Julius Muia serves as a non-executive board member in several companies and a number of not-for profit organizations.

yangacmaNyale Yanga is responsible for providing strategic and technical leadership in coordinating timely legal and financial review of applications for licensing, no objection request, issue of securities, corporate actions among others to ensure compliance with the Capital Markets Legal and Regulatory Framework.

He has over 14 years’ experience in capital markets having worked in various capacities at the Authority. He has championed the automation of submitting financial statements of market intermediaries to the Authority, participated in developing the risk-based supervision model and risk-based capital adequacy regime for licensees. He is also charged with implementing bonds market reforms as part of the ten-year Kenyan Capital Markets Master Plan.

Nyale is the alternate chair of the Capital Markets Authority Sandbox Review Committee. He also chairs the Market Supervision and Risk Management Committee of the East Africa Securities Regulators Authorities and the Financial Services Technical Committee of Kenya Bureau of Standards as well as sits in the registration committee of the Institute of Certified Investments and Financial Analysts.

Nyale has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and master’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) both from The University of Nairobi. He has a Post Graduate Certificate in Capital Markets Development from The George Washington University (USA). He a fellow of the IFC-Milken Institute, a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Secretary.

UKUR YATANI

Ambassador Yatani has over 27 years experience in Public Administration, Politics, Diplomacy and Governance in public sector since 1992. Between the years 2006-2007 while Member of Parliament for North Horr constituency, he also served as an Assistant Minister for Science and Technology. At the height of his career (March 2013-August 2017), he served as a pioneer Governor of Marsabit County, the largest County in the Republic of Kenya. Between June 2009 and October 2012, he served as Kenya’s Ambassador to Austria with Accreditation to Hungary and Slovakia and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Vienna. In this position, he aggressively pursued and advanced Kenya’s foreign interests. He held senior leadership positions at various diplomatic and international agencies such as International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), United Nations Organization on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Vice Chairperson of United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), Vice President of Convention on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPJ), and Chair of African Group of Ambassadors among others. He has Master of Arts in Public Administration and Public Policy, University of York, United Kingdom, 2005; and Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Egerton University, Kenya, 1991.

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