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About us

Apollo Group (Apollo Investments Limited)was an idea born from the need to harness synergies across the insurance business. Built on commitment, integrity and innovation, it has risen to be one of the leading financial groups in East Africa.

Apollo Investments Limited (AIL) includes APA Insurance (Kenya and Uganda). It underwrites General Insurance risks such as Fire, Marine, Aviation, Personal Accident, Motor, Liability, Agriculture, Property, and Micro Insurance. We also underwrite Health Insurance i.e. Corporate, Individual & Family Health Insurance.

APA Life Assurance is one of the leading insurance companies in Kenya providing Life Insurance and Pension benefits.It has been recognised as The Best Insurance Company in Claims Settlement (Life Business).  Our Individual products, APA Elimu,Pumzisha, Imarika and HosiCare aim to protect generations as well as help people from all walks of life to meet common needs.

Apollo Asset Management which is an investment and wealth management firm licensed by the Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) and the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) to conduct fund management and investment advisory services.

Gordon Court (Apollo Conference Centre)  is the premier event hosting location for both business and private functions in the city. From business conferences to private occasions, Apollo Conference Centre provides the ultimate meeting place.

Established in 1977 as one of the first locally owned insurance companies, Apollo has achieved impressive growth over the years thanks to commitment to service and confidence of policyholders and a sound management policy.

APA Apollo has been at the fore front of Innovations and taking bold and daring steps in the Insurance and Financial service sectors.

MISSION

We put smiles on the faces of our stakeholders.

VISION

To be the region’s most respected Group creating and protecting wealth.

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careers

James Gitoho

Chairman, APA Insurance

James is a registered architect and the principal partner of Triad Architects with experience of 32 years.

He holds a degree in Architecture (Hons) from the University of Nairobi and is a Fellow of Architectural Association of Kenya (FAAK).

His directorships include: Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Ltd, Pan Africa Life Assurance Ltd, Muthaiga House Ltd, PERI Investments, Proctor & Allan (EA) Ltd.

S M Shah

Director

Mr Shashi M Shah was marketing insurance long before the formation of Apollo Insurance Company which he set up in 1977 as a composite insurance business, dealing with both General and Life Insurance.

He has studied in Kenya, India, Zambia and Swiss Insurance Training College in Switzerland, and has been a charter member of the International Insurance Society.

Mr Shah is an executive director at APA Insurance Ltd, and his directorships among others include: Apollo Investments Ltd, Kenmac Ltd, APA Life Assurance Co. Ltd and Gordon Court Ltd.

He is involved in a lot of social activities and charities which include medical camps, distribution of artificial limbs and eye clinics among others.

He is a past member of the Rotary Club of Mombasa and a charter member of the Rotary Club of Bahari where he is a trustee and past president.  At the Pandya Memorial Society, he is a trustee and past chairman.

Daniel Ndonye

Chairman, Apollo Investments Ltd

Daniel Ndonye brings to the Board vast experience.

He is alumnus of the Alliance High School and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi.

He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya.

Richard Ashley

Chairman, APA Life

Rick Ashley is a qualified accountant and brings with him over 30 years of experience in the financial sector. He was the Chief Executive of Old Mutual Asset Managers (Kenya) and Managing Director of Kestrel Capital (EA) Limited, having previously worked for Peat Marwick, Cayman Islands, Arthur Andersen & Company and Prudential Corporation Plc in London. He was also the founding Chairman of Fund Managers Association of Kenya and previously served as a member of Market Leaders Forum, Central Bank of Kenya.

Other Directorships include: APA Life Assurance Ltd, Apollo Investments Ltd, ARM Cement Ltd, Maweni Limestone Ltd, Mafikeng Cement Company in South Africa and AFB in Kenya.

Ashok Shah

Group CEO

Ashok Shah is the current Group CEO of Apollo Investments Limited. He has over 40 years experience in Insurance. He has majored in Applied Chemistry from Kingston University (UK) and is a Chartered Insurer by profession.

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Other directorships include: Barclays Bank, Central Depository System Corporation, Reliance Insurance Company (Tanzania), APA Insurance (Uganda) Ltd, Apollo Life Assurance Ltd, and Apollo Asset Management.

He is the first recipient of the Think Business Life Time Achievement Award for his contribution to the Insurance Industry in Kenya.

He is also involved in many social activities, mainly in support of the needy and underprivileged.

Piyush Shah

Director

Piyush Shah is a Chartered Accountant with a background in IT enterprises with over 30 years’ experience in both these fields. He is an active angel investor and is a non-executive director of different companies. Piyush draws his experience from firms both in Kenya and in the United Kingdom

PJ Shah

Director

PJ Shah is a director of Apollo investments, having sat on the board since the inception of APA Insurance in 1978. He has over 35 years in the insurance industry and has vast business interests. PJ is an active philanthropist who is dedicated to serve the disadvantaged in the society.

Reto Schnarwiler

Director

Reto Schnarwiler leads Swiss Re’s public sector business in EMEA; Americas; and the company’s microinsurance activities. He’s a member of the board of directors at responsibility Investments AG, Switzerland and APA Insurance, APA Life and Apollo Investments, Kenya. With Swiss Re since 1996, he holds a degree in business administration from University of St. Gallen (lic.oec. HSG), an MBA in Financial Services & Insurance from Leuven-Vlerick Business School in Belgium, University of Nyenrode and University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Pratul Shah

Company Secretary

Pratul Shah is a Chartered Certified Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant (Kenya).

He is currently an advisor to various companies in the banking, insurance, manufacturing and services sectors, on strategic planning and restructuring.

He has vast experience in Corporate Finance, which includes transaction advice on mergers, acquisitions/disposals and raising capital through private placements, public offers and a debt funding.

Pratul is a non-executive board member of Car & General (K) Limited, Coastal Bottlers Limited, Bank One Limited – Mauritius, Reliance Insurance Company (Tanzania) Limited and I&M Bank (Tanzania) Limited.

John Kigochi

Chief Finance Officer

Kigochi holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree – Accounting Option, from the University of Nairobi, an MBA – Finance, and a CPA (K).

He has over 18 years Insurance experience.

Parul Khimasia

Chief Business Development Officer

Parul Khimasia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Science from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).

He has over 14 years of experience in the Insurance industry.

S J Njoroge

Chief Operations Officer

SJ Njoroge, popularly known as ‘SJ’, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nairobi and is a Chartered Insurer by profession.

He is an associate member the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).

Caroline Kamau

Director of Business Development

Caroline Kamau has 15 years of experience in the insurance Industry. She holds a Bachelor’s in Commerce Business Administration-Management & Marketing from Daystar University. She is also an Associate of the Insurance Institute of Kenya.

Sheila Gichuhi

Head of Health

Sheila Gichuhi is the Head of Health Business, and has over 10 years of experience in the Health Industry.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration-Management from the United States International University.

Nelson Bachia

Head of Branches

Nelson Bachia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics & Government from the University of Nairobi.

He is a member of the Insurance Institute of Kenya.

Jackie Tonui

Head of Corporate Communications

Jackie Tonui is the Head of Corporate Communications and has six years in advertising and brand communications. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration-Marketing from the United States International University and is currently pursuing a post graduate diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Judith Bogonko Juma

Head of Customer Service

Judith Bogonko Juma is the head of customer service, and has 8 years of experience in the insurance industry. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from JKUAT, a postgraduate degree in project management from KIM and an MBA from Daystar University. She is currently pursuing ACII certification.

Juliana Nguli

Group Head of Human Resource

Juliana is the Group Head of Human Resources and has 20 years of professional experience and skill in human resources across broad spectrum of HR practice areas.  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA-HR) from Kenyatta University.

She has a Higher National Diploma in Human Resources Management, a Certified Public Secretary and a Certified Professional Trainer from the Institute of Human Resources Management. Before joining Apollo Juliana was the General Manager HR at Liberty Life. She is a full member of the Institute of Human Resources Management.

Chris Ngala

Group Head of Internal Audit

Chris is the Group Head of Internal Audit with over 20 combined years in the Accounting and Audit professions. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and the Information Systems and Control Association. Prior to joining the Apollo Group, he held similar positions at the Jubilee Holdings and NIC Bank. He also worked in various capacities at Commercial Bank of Africa Limited. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Fred Mburu

Chief Executive Officer

Fred is a seasoned investment guru. With 20 years of living, watching and dreaming investments he is equipped with requisite experience & knowledge of managing Pension Funds, Mutual Funds and High Net Worth individuals.

With Fred Mburu, Apollo Asset Management is uniquely positioned to deliver client’s return objectives and extract value out of existing Asset Management Strategies, and create assets  and realise investment opportunities  existing in-country and emerging markets.

Amos Kosgei

Portfolio Manager

Amos Kosgei is the Portfolio Manager at Apollo Asset Management Company.  He has 12 years experience in the financial services industry.  Amos has a Master of Science degree in Economics from Eastern College in Philadelphia, USA and is also a graduate of Daystar University. He also has had trainings in Fundamentals of Investing, Anti-Money Laundering, and Bond Trading.

Daniel Mugo

Chief Finance Officer

For the past 11 years, Daniel K. Mugo has served as the Chief Finance Officer.

He is responsible for the financial management of the company. His key accountabilities range from looking at areas of cost saving to effective utilisation of company resources. He is also tasked with ensuring that the company assets are well safeguarded at all times.

Mr. Mugo has a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Hon.) in Finance, a Diploma in Business Management – Kenya Institute of Management, a Certificate of Proficiency in Insurance (COP), and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

Jane Watiki

Head of Operations

Jane Wakiti serves as the Head of Operations at APA Life and has been with the company for 15 years.

Her 25 years of experience in the Insurance industry is well applied within her responsibilities which involve overseeing the administration of Individual Life, Group Life, Pensions  and Claims Management.

She is a member of the Insurance Institute of Kenya (IIK) and the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Stephen Muiga

Business Development Manager

Stephen Muiga is the current Business Development Manager – Credit Life and Micro Insurance.He has 11 years’ experience in the industry.

Mr. Muiga holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Insurance and an MBA in Business Administration, Marketing. He is a member of the Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) Agents Award task force.

Bernadicto Makena

National Sales Manager

Mr. Makena is the National ales Manager for APA Life. He spent the last 22 years working in the insurance industry and is a member of CIM.

His responsibilities at APA Life include growing Individual Life business through recruitment training and development of the agency sales force. He holds a Bachelors (B.Sc Mathematics) from Kenyatta University.

Mark Mumo

Business Development Manager

Mark Mumo is the Group Life Business Development Manager  and has 7 years of experience in the Insurance Industry. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology and a Masters Degree in International Business Management from the University of Nairobi.

Augustine Kamatu

Actuarial Officer

Augustine Kamatu heads the Actuarial Function and has over 3 years’ experience in the Insurance Industry. He holds a master’s degree in Applied Actuarial Science from The University of Kent (United Kingdom).

 

James Njagi

Business Development Manager

James Njagi is the Business Development Manager and has 7 years of experience in the Insurance industry. He holds a Bachelor degree in Actuarial Science from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT).

APA Insurance Group 2017