Group Managing Director
Dr. Chris Kirubi (h. c.) is a prominent investor in Kenya and the East Africa Region.
He is an alumnus of Insead Institute in France, Handles University in Sweden and Harvard Business School, USA. In acknowledgement of his contributions to the field of entrepreneurship, he was conferred with an Honorary Philosophical Doctorate in Entrepreneurship.
Dr. Kirubi is a Director and majority Shareholder in the Centum Investment Group. He has served as a Non-Executive Director since December 1997, and previously as Chairman of the Board (1998 – 2003). He currently serves as the Chairman of the Investment Committee, and is a member of the Nomination & Governance and Branding Committees.
Dr. Kirubi is also Chairman of Haco Industries (K) Ltd, Coca-Cola Nairobi Bottlers, DHL Worldwide Express, Capital Media Group, International House Limited, and Smart Applications International among others. He is Deputy Chairman of Bayer East Africa Limited.
Aside from his personal work, Dr. Kirubi is involved extensively with several Governments and institutions and holds the following positions:
Group Managing Director
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.