Together we are strong

Kanini Mutooni

Nominated for

Most innovative person, Company of the Year Award, Career Woman Award

An MBA holder and Chartered Accountant with over 12 years Audit and risk
management experience within the financial services sector. Strong leadership and
communication skills with extensive Board interaction. Proven track record within the
Audit and Risk sector and able to excel working with cross functional teams.

• Nominated and shortlisted for the Barclays Wealth Women of
the City, 2010 Future Leaders award
• Ranked and recognized as one of Kenya’s Top 40 under 40
women by the Business Daily. (2010)
• Awarded the top country Prize in the ACCA Audit paper (1997)
• Awarded the Kianda Prize for the top student in academics
and Sports at the end of high school (1995)

• Highly creative, dynamic and highly motivated Financial
services professional with over 12 years demonstrated success
within the Audit and Risk profession
• Frequent Board level and Senior level management interaction
• Extensive and proven project management skills
• Logical and analytical abilities in problem solving situations.
• Results oriented, shown through results achieved in career

In December 2010 Kanini left her job at Kleinwort Benson and launched, ( software company aimed at microfinance institutions and peer to peer lending sites that require a technology platform for their lending operations. MyAzimia provides a ‘Software as a Service’ package for micro-loan management and already has 15 clients using the platform since launch. In February 2011 Kanini launched ( which is a micro-finance platform dedicated to facilitating lending to female owned businesses in sub-saharan Africa. This second venture is Kanini’s way to ‘giving something back’ and playing a part in building the African continent of which we all know women form a major part of.

Other Activities
• Instrumental in establishing the Kleinwort Benson reading
and mentoring partners programme which works directly
with London inner city kids and helps them develop
reading and math skills (2006)
• Founder of the Kyome girls mentoring programme which
is a programme for promoting the education of African
girls in East Africa (2002)
• Active volunteer for Bankers Without Borders which is
Grameen Foundation initiative that promotes
microfinance in the developing world as a tool for
poverty alleviation.

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One response

  1. Gracey

    U really are my hero and i look upto u careerwise.

    January 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm

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