Jimnah Mbaru is Kenya’s doyen of investment banking is the founder of
, the country’s leading investment bank. According to a highly placed source at the firm, Dyer & Blair has more than $300 million in assets under management. Mbaru also owns more than 10% of Britam Holding, a financial services company. His stake in Britam is currently valued at over $10 million. He also owns stakes in Equity Bank and Transcentury Group, an infrastructure company.
Jimnah Mbaru is an internationally renowned investment banker, he is the chairman and director of several companies, including Dyer & Blair Limited, a leading stockbroking firm. He has been associated with the development of financial institutions including the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE), which he served as chairman for 10 years, and Africa Stock Exchanges Association, which he launched as a founder chairman in 1993.
Jimnah Mbaru Education Background
- 2003: University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, Associate Professor Graduate School of Business.
- 1998 – 2002: Bachelor of Laws (LLB, hons), University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya. Graduated top of the class.
- 1978 : Master in Business Administration (MBA); IMD (Lausanne) (formerly IMEDE)
- 1968 – 1971 : Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com, hons), University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya. Graduated in top
- class quartile and member of Students Representative Council.
- 1967 – 1968 : East African Advanced Certificate of Education, Strathmore College, Nairobi, Kenya.
- 1963 – 1966 : Kirogo Secondary School, Muranga, Kenya,East African Certificate of Education,. Obtained First Division in ‘O’ Level.
Jimnah Mbaru Son
In a book authored in 2003, Mbaru wrote that he named his son Fukunda after Takeo Fukunda, a Japanese Prime Minister in the 80s who he considers his role model. According to Jimnah Mbaru’s son’s Linkedin profile, his career began with an internship at his father’s Dyer and Blaire after he completed his bachelor’s degree in Economics, Politics and International Studies at Warwick University in the UK.
In January 2010, Fukunda returned to Johannesburg where he served as an Investment Banking Analyst covering Sub-Saharan Africa at J.P. Morgan. He served in that capacity for three and a half years after which he was promoted to an Investment Banking Associate before he finally left the firm in 2014.
Fukunda ended up at Actis, a multi-billion dollar investment firm with markets across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, where he served as an associate in the Johannesburg office before rising to the position of principal, a post he has served in for one year and two months.