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Britam Appoints Ex- CIC Insurance Boss as New MD

by Zablon Ondari
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The Board of Britam Holdings Plc has announced the appointment of Tom Gitogo as its Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer effective 1st September 2022.

Mr Gitogo takes over from acting MD Charles Njuguna, the finance director who took over from Tavaziva Madzinga in April, following his exit after just 10 months in office.

Gitogo’s appointment followed a rigorous recruitment process conducted over the last six months.

“The Board is confident that the company will benefit immensely from Mr Gitogo’s skills, knowledge and vast experience,” said Board Chairman Kuria Muchiru.

Mr Gitogo has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry and has served in various capacities including as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), CIC Insurance Group and Pan Africa Life (now Sanlam Insurance). He worked for CIC Insurance for 5 years overseeing the Group’s business in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Malawi; worked at Sanlam for 7 years; and also 7 years with Britam during his early industry experience where he left as Finance Director.

Before joining the financial sector, Gitogo had over 10 years experience with PwC including a stint in the UK.

He holds a Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management) from Moi University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Nairobi.

He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) and a member of the Institute of Directors of Kenya (IOD).

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