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Shaka Kariuki
Co-Chief Executive Officer at Kuramo Capital Management


Shaka Kariuki serves as Co-CEO of Kuramo Capital Management, LLC and is also Chief Investment Officer. Previously, Shaka served in a number of leadership roles for over 10 years at the $9 billion Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators (DMBA), most recently in Private Equity, Fixed Income Portfolio and Domestic and Emerging Markets across asset classes. 

Shaka also headed the investment efforts of DMBA Affiliates in Developed and Emerging Markets (UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Philippines, Samoa), including Africa. Prior to DMBA, Shaka was a Senior Member of the Global Finance team at Agilent Technologies where he managed finance teams in Asia, Europe, Japan and USA. Prior to Agilent, Shaka was an Associate in the Investment Banking Division of First Security Van Kasper. Shaka also worked at Choice Hotels International in the mergers acquisitions department. 

Shaka currently serves as Chairman of Transcentury Limited, Vice Chairman of GenAfrica, Vice Chairman of Sterling Capital Limited, Executive Chairman of NAS Foods in Ethiopia, and is on the Board of Leon Business Solutions in Zimbabwe, Solo in Nigeria, Viathan in Nigeria, Sepfluor in South Africa and Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University in the USA. He is also on various Advisory Boards of companies in Africa and Europe. He is the former Chairman of Deseret First Credit Union in the USA. Shaka holds a B.S. in Economics, an MBA with an emphasis in Finance from Brigham Young University, and a Masters in Government from Harvard University. He is a member of the CFA Institute.

Agenda Sessions

  • The African continent: a regional and global perspective

  • Chair’s welcome address