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Our Leadership

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Meet the members at the helm, driving our vision and success forward. With their wealth of experience and unparalleled expertise,they form the backbone of our leadership.
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Dr. Patrick Gatonga

Group CEO
Patrick Gatonga, Group CEO and Board Director at AAR Insurance Holdings is an experienced leader who is passionate about business transformations, innovation, talent development, and creating sustainable organizations. With extensive experience across Africa and the Middle East, he has held positions such as CEO of Jubilee Health Insurance in Kenya, Board Director at Jubilee Insurance (Uganda and Tanzania), and Commercial Executive at Old Mutual.

Patrick is a certified Executive Coach, a member of the UK Academy of Executive Coaching, and holds memberships in various professional associations. He holds a medical degree, a Bachelor of Science Degree (First Class Honours), and an MBA. Patrick also enjoys family time, traveling, golfing, and music. He holds a Grade 8 piano certificate from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (London).

Dr. Patrick Gatonga

Group CEO

Justine Kosgei
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Justine Kosgei

Principal Officer
Justine is the current Principal Officer of AAR Insurance Kenya. He brings extensive experience in senior management roles, including Divisional Director – Health Insurance at APA Insurance, Head of Operations at Old Mutual Rwanda, Head of Products and Development at Old Mutual Kenya, and Regional Technical Manager EA at Old Mutual.
 
He has excelled in different functions such as actuarial, operations, technical and strategy in different countries in East and South Africa.
 
Justine has a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Actuarial Science), is an Associate of the Insurance Institute of Kenya (AIIK), a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI) and is currently pursuing an MBA from the University of Edinburgh.

Justine Kosgei

Principal Officer

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GraceAnne Kamau

Group Head of Risk and Compliance
Graceanne Kamau is a highly accomplished professional in Accounting, Finance, and Risk Management. With over 14 years of experience, she has excelled in business strategy, financial management, risk analysis, and compliance. Notably, she developed an automatic motor insurance system that increased customer satisfaction by 40% and a framework that improved customer retention, revenue, and market share.
 
As Head of Risk and Compliance at AAR Insurance, she shapes responsible risk management strategies and contributes to global insurance literacy. Graceanne holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, along with certifications in various fields. She also volunteers in the Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Program, guiding pupils in pursuing their ambitions relentlessly.

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Group Head of Risk and Compliance

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Hosea Kiprop

Group Chief Finance Officer
Hosea Kiprop, CFO at AAR Insurance Group, is a seasoned executive with over 15 years of experience in finance, leadership, and operations management. He brings expertise in corporate governance, cost reduction, financial controls, and profit maximization.

With a strong track record in streamlining business operations and driving growth, Hosea’s skills in influencing critical decisions and building positive relationships have been instrumental in his success.

Holding an MBA from Kenyatta University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Nairobi, he is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K) and a member of esteemed professional institutes. Outside of work, Hosea enjoys coaching, mentoring, and playing golf, reflecting his commitment to personal and professional development.

Hosea Kiprop

Group Chief Finance Officer

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Peter Gakinya

Group Head of Human Resources
Peter is an experienced HR practitioner with 18+ years of expertise. Currently, ache is the Group Head of HR at AAR Insurance, having previously held roles like Deputy HR Manager, HR Business Partner, GM (Human Resources), and Board of Trustee member for AAR Insurance Holdings Staff Pension Scheme (2017-2022) .

He also served as Regional HR, overseeing Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya. Before joining AAR Insurance, Peter managed HR in the dairy industry and cooperative movement at Kinangop Dairy Limited and sister companies (Muki Group).

Peter holds a Master’s in Business Administration, a Bachelor’s in Business Management, a Higher National Diploma in HR Management, and a Diploma in Personnel Management. He is a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM).

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Group Head of Human Resources

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Sheila Owiti

Group Head of Brand, Marketing and Communications
Meet Sheila, currently the Group Head of Brand, Marketing and Communications at AAR Insurance. Sheila is an accomplished Brand, Marketing and Communications Professional with over 10 years extensive experience in bringing brands to life as well as developing and executing strategic brand initiatives that resonate with audiences and drive impactful results.

She is also passionate about building strong brand identities that enhance customer experience and forges meaningful connections with key stakeholders.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business Administration – Marketing and Management, and an MBA in Strategic Management both from the United States International University – Africa.

Sheila Owiti

Group Head of Brand, Marketing and Communications

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James Kamau

Group Head of Distribution
James is a highly regarded Sales & Distribution leader with extensive experience in developing sales and distribution networks for renowned companies such as Old Mutual and Jubilee Health Insurance, among others. With a solid background as a Certified Coach and an alumnus of Strathmore Business School, James is currently pursuing further studies at Cambridge International College.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, James has a fun and interesting side. He is known for his jovial personality and his enthusiasm for taking risks. An ardent risk taker, James also has a passion for urban farming, which showcases his diverse interests beyond the corporate world.

With his wealth of experience, educational background, and vibrant personality, James brings a unique blend of expertise and character to any project or team he is a part of.

James Kamau

Group Head of Distribution

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Eugene Sanya

Group Head of Technology
Eugene Sanya brings nearly 13 years of experience at AAR, in various Technology roles. He began as an IT Officer in 2010 and then became Ag.

Network and Security Administrator in 2012. In 2013, he transitioned to ICT Manager at AAR Insurance Tanzania Ltd (now Assemble Insurance Tanzania Ltd). In 2020, Eugene returned to Kenya as the ICT Project Manager and later the ICT Manager. He now serves as the Group Head of Technology.

Eugene holds a BSc in Computer Science and certifications in Project Management, CCNA, CCNSP, and ITIL V3. He possesses strong expertise in leading the implementation of Enterprise Systems and Infrastructure and is driving Digital Transformation at AAR Insurance Kenya Ltd

Eugene Sanya

Group Head of Technology

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Sarah Warutere

Executive Assistant & Sustainability Lead
Sarah Warutere, Executive Assistant & Sustainability Lead, is responsible for implementing the ESG agenda across the region. Previously, she doubled up as an Executive Assistant to the AAR Insurance GCEO- East Africa and the Managing Director – Kenya and also served as Executive Assistant to the General Manager, Sales and Marketing.

Before joining AAR, she was Head of Administration and Finance at Sky Plus Agencies LTD, Finance & Administration Officer at Diaspora Group of Companies and Sales & Marketing Representative at Post Bank Kenya.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Egerton University, is a Chartered Personal Executive Assistant (CPEA) and is currently pursuing her Master of Science (Finance and Accounting) at KCA University. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys traveling and exploring new recipes in the kitchen.

Sarah Warutere

Executive Assistant and Sustainability Lead

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Wesly Too

Strategy Manager
Wesly Too is an experienced professional in Actuarial consultancy and currently serves as the Head of Strategy and Innovation at AAR Insurance Kenya Limited. With a strong background in actuarial science and business acumen, he drives the company’s growth and pioneers innovative solutions.

Wesly’s collaborative leadership style inspires cross-functional teams to embrace innovation and challenge the status quo, delivering exceptional customer value.

With a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science, he remains at the forefront of innovation in the insurance landscape, continuously learning and staying abreast of industry trends. Passionate about shaping the future of AAR Insurance Kenya Limited, Wesly Too is a driving force in leading the company forward.

Wesly Too

Strategy Manager

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Dr. Patrick Gatonga

Group CEO

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Wassilio Diagos

Director

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Director

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Menka Shah

Director