Leadership

Smart Applications International is a leading ICT solutions provider delivering a wide range of world-class technological solutions

Leadership

ANDREW MUKITE
Board Chairman
HARRISON MUIRU
Group Managing Director
MARY-ANN MUSANGI
BOARD MEMBER
DR MERCY MWANGI
Board Member
ROBERT KIRUBI’S
Board Member

Executive

ANDREW MUKITE

Position: Board Chairman
Categories: Board

Andrew Mukite Musangi obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from the University of Hull (UK) in 1993 was admitted to the Bar in Kenya in 1995. He has been actively engaged in legal practice for the last 26 years.

Mukite is a seasoned legal practitioner focused mainly on corporate and commercial law. His practice areas include Mergers and Acquisitions, Debt Recovery and Restructuring; Securities, Insurance litigation; Employment and Labour law; Commercial Arbitration; Intellectual Property
(with emphasis on Anti-counterfeit matters); Public Procurement; Public Private Partnerships; Conveyancing and Company law.
Mukite has extensive corporate experience having served as a strategic adviser to several corporate clients both local and multi-national. He is the Chairman of the Central Bank of Kenya.

He is also the Chairman of Board of Directors at Gen-Africa Asset Management. He also serves as the Chairman of Smart Application International limited and Board Member Centum Investment Company PLC and also a Board Member at Haco Company Limited.
He also has extensive experience in property and land matters and has represented various high- profile clients with extensive land holdings in the region.

ANDREW MUKITE

Board Chairman

MARY-ANN MUSANGI

Position: Board Member
Categories: Board

Mary-Ann is a highly experienced General Manager who has demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive industries, cutting-edge African markets, and fast-paced environments. Her experience spans across advertising, pharmaceuticals, banking, hospitality and FMCG Industries. She has strong technical and business qualifications with an impressive track record of more than 25 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning and business development. She has proven ability to successfully analyze an organization’s critical business requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing brand equity, increasing revenues, and improving customer service offerings.

2019 marked her first year at the helm of HACO Industries. Following the change of HACO’s business structure at the end of 2018, the next 2-3 years has been a period of transformation with clear strategic focus on the Personal & Home Care categories with the brands AMARA, MIADI, ASHANTI-Q, SO SOFT, ACE, SPARKLE and HACO PLASTICS (Rulers & Pegs). Innovation, manufacturing & distribution of high-quality products remain at the core of the business and are anchored by her engagement and connection with consumers at every opportune moment.

A key focus area of her’s is to build a sustainable business model where HACO Industries actively sources raw materials from Africa. These include natural oils and ingredients for HACO’s Hair & Personal Care brands. HACO partners with local communities to foster long term relationships towards building a vibrant value chain that spurs economic growth.

Mary-Ann’s belief is that HACO Industries shall realize the ambitions she has set out to conquer and together with her team she is looking forward to sprinting this race. She currently sits in several boards including Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Sidian Bank, Smart Applications, International Life House and Capital Group. She is also in the board of trustees for Gender and Violence Recovery Centre.

MARY-ANN MUSANGI

Board Member

HARRISON MUIRU

Position: Group Managing Director
Categories: Board

Harrison Muiru is the Group Managing Director of Smart Applications International Ltd, a secure ICT services provider in East Africa with offices in Kenya, Uganda, Somaliland, South Sudan, Rwanda and Zambia.

Having worked with Smart Applications over the last 14 years, Harrison has played different key roles from inception in establishing the revolutionary Smart Automated Medical Scheme Management Solution using biometrically controlled smart cards serving over 1 Million customers in over 6 countries as at February 2019.

The Smart solution has delivered full digitization of access to healthcare in Kenya and is a first of its kind integrated fraud prevention, patient management, claims automation, healthcare insurance administration and healthcare data exchange platform in the African healthcare administration and management value chain. Through this achievement under his leadership, Smart Applications was the first African company to be awarded the Oracle Independent Software Vendor Partner of the year in EMEA in 2016.

With respect to education, Harrison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and is a member of the Strathmore Business School Executive MBA Program. Harrison’s passion is in inclusive secure technology and its impact in delivering reach and value in various essential services and in turn spurring growth in the economy and Africa as a whole.

HARRISON MUIRU

Group Managing Director

MERCY MWANGI

Position: Board member
Categories: Board

MERCY MWANGI

Board member

ROBERT KIRUBI

Position: Board Member
Categories: Board

ROBERT KIRUBI

Board Member

Jimmy Kinyany

Position: Board Member
Categories: Board

Jimmy has more than 30 years experience in financial services working across Africa and also has covered Middle East and India.

Jimmy has had a successful banking career leading transformation of Corporate Banking Products -Trade Finance, Fx, Treasury, Electronic and Online Banking, Credit Card Business as well major systems replatform programs.

In his career Jimmy held C-suite positions as MD and / or Chief Operating Officer. In his last role as Card Product Owner, he was the Executive on the Cards Program part of the Barclays Plc / ABSA Separation Program covering 9 countries in Africa.

Jimmy is passionate about conservation of wildlife, fauna and flora as a national heritage. He lives the part as the current Vice Chair of Friends of Nairobi National Park and member of various entities amongst them Karura Forest, EAWLS, AFEW Kenya.

Jimmy is currently the Chairman of FoNNaP.

Jimmy Kinyany

Board Member