13 June 2023

Appointment of Britam Asset Managers (Kenya) CEO

The Board of Directors of Britam Holdings Plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Barack Obatsa as the Britam Asset Managers (Kenya) Chief Executive Officer having received approval from the Capital Markets Authority (CMA).

Mr. Obatsa has over 18 years of experience in the investment industry and has served in various capacities including as Chief Investment Officer, ICEA LION Asset Management Limited, where he worked for 7 years. Prior to joining ICEA LION, Barack worked at Africa Alliance Bank Limited for 11 years, rising from Analyst to Regional Chief Investment Officer.

Barack holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Financial Services from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology, a Master of Science in Finance (Economic Policy) from the University of London, and a Master of Science in Real Estate (Investment and Finance) from the University of Reading.

His professional designations include Chartered Banker, Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He is a member of the Institute of Certified Investments & Financial Analysts - Kenya, the Institute of Internal Auditors - Kenya, the CFA Institute, and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Additionally, he is a Certified Engagement and Productivity Coach (CEPC), having successfully completed a globally accredited coaching program with CDI – Africa Coaching.