Alex Wainaina Mbugua:
Group Finance Director (50 years)
Mr. Mbugua was appointed the Group Finance Director on 14th July 2008. He is an MBA graduate with specialization in Corporate Finance and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. He is also an alumni of Harvard Business School having completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP 183) in October 2012. In the past 28 years, during his highly successful career, Mr. Mbugua has developed significant knowledge and expertise in the fields of finance, strategy, information technology and general management.As Group Finance Director, Mr. Mbugua has been responsible for and overseen certain key milestones for KQ, including chairing of the KQ Ten Year Strategic Planning committee for the development of “Project Mawingu” and presiding over the capital raising for the project. This included the high profile 2012 rights issue offer that raised net proceeds of KES 13.8 billion for KQ. Prior to his current position, Mr. Mbugua held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Africa Open Pit Mines, AngloGold Ashanti in Johannesburg. He also held board positions at AngloGold Holdings (UK) and also in 8 mining subsidiaries spread out in 5 African Countries. Other board positions have included Bain Hogg Ltd and Norfolk Holdings (K) Ltd together with KQ subsidiaries Kenya Airfreight Handling Ltd and JamboJet Ltd.