Kefa is a finance and risk management professional with over 30 years experience obtained through working with International and regional banks as well as consulting and training. He brings onboard practical experience in project finance and risk management touching on the entire project life cycle. In advisory, Kefa has advised and successfully structured transactions for clients across different sectors in Africa seeking finance, including agriculture, manufacturing, telecommunications, oil and gas.
Kefa is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Africa Risk Management Advisors, a boutique professional services firm offering finance and risk management advisory, training and placement services. He is also active trainer in Enterprise Risk Management where he has trained African Commercial Banks, Development Finance Institutions, Corporates, Development Agencies and Public Sector enterprises both at the Board and operational levels.
Kefa is quite visible in the advancement of the risk management profession, having established the Kenyan Chapter of Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and served as the first Regional Director of the Chapter. As Regional Director, Kefa hosted a bi-monthly risk management forums and networking sessions. In addition, he is the convenor of Africa Risk Forum, a forum for discussing topical risk management issues across Africa.
Kefa holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from Kenyatta University, a Diploma in Risk Management in Finance and Banking from Sweden, and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.