Einstein Kihanda

Chief Executive Officer, ICEA LION Asset Management Limited & ILAM Fahari I-REIT

Einstein holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Accounting & Finance Major) from the United States International University (USIU) and a Master of Science degree in Management and Organizational Development from the same university. Einstein also holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, U.K.

Einstein’s experience in investment analysis, research and fund management spans over 21 years, having joined Equity Stockbrokers as a Research Analyst in February 1999 followed by a brief stint as Research Manager at Barclaytrust Investment Services shortly before its acquisition by Old Mutual.

Einstein started his career in fund management in January 2002 when he joined ICEA Investment Services as Head of Portfolio Management Services and thereafter Old Mutual Asset Managers, CFC Stanbic Financial Services, Sanlam Investment Management Kenya and back to ICEA LION Asset Management Limited as Chief Investment Officer prior to being promoted to CEO in December 2015.

Einstein also serves as a Director of ICEA Asset Management (Uganda).He has steered his organization to win 28 Think Business Investment Awards (2014 to 2016) and runner-up awards (2017 and 2018) at the Institute of Certified Secretaries (ICS) Kenya’s Champions of Governance Awards for the Investment Sector.

Einstein is the Vice Chairman of the Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (ICIFA) and is the immediate past Chairman of the Fund Managers Association (FMA) where the chairs the Stakeholders Committee.