Einstein Kihanda

Chief Executive Officer, ICEA LION Asset Management Limited

Einstein is the Chief Executive Officer of ICEA LION Asset Management Limited (ILAM). His experience in Investment Analysis/Research and Fund Management spans 19 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 and promoted to CEO in December 2015. Einstein also serves as a Director of ICEA Asset Management (Uganda).

Einstein is a graduate of the United States International University (USIU) in Nairobi, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Accounting & Finance major) and a Master of Science Degree in Management & Organizational Development (M.O.D.). Einstein also holds a Master of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland, UK.

Einstein is a respected professional within the asset management/pension fund industry and has made numerous presentations on various topics (e.g. economic review, national budget analysis, asset management pension scheme investment, collective investment schemes and financial markets) to institutions, including the Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI), Association of Retirement Benefits Schemes (ARBS), Alexander Forbes Financial Services and the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK). Einstein is also an active member of the Fund Managers’ Association (FMA) and currently serves as the Vice-Chairperson of ICIFA.