The Team

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Wanjiru Githiomi Nganga (BA, LLB) – Chief Executive Officer

Wanjiru studied Law, Psychology and Politics at the prestigious University of Cape Town. Her career took a sharp detour into the exciting world of sponsorship marketing with a special interest in branded entertainment and integrating Corporate Social Responsibility into the marketing mix of her clients’ portfolio. As Founder and CEO of Leverage Inc, she served a wide spectrum of Lifestyle Brands in South Africa for over 14 years. Wanjiru sold her agency and took on a full-time position as BimaNet’s Chief Executive Officer. She is in charge of steering the BimaNet vision, modelling the company culture, values and behavior whilst ensuring that we keep our promise to our stakeholders. She enjoys building brands which are aligned to a greater purpose and is passionate about education and entrepreneurship development especially with the youth. Wanjiru firmly believes that social inclusion and generous sharing will change the systems of thinking that will catapult us into the Age of the African Renaissance.

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John Ndara, FIA – Executive Director & Resident Actuary

John is a qualified actuary with over 8 years of experience in the Life Insurance and Asset Management space. He was involved in setting up Old Mutual’s (Kenya) Employee Benefits business from the ground up, streamlining their asset management business and helped rebuild their retail distribution channels with a key focus on customer experience. He joined the Actuarial Risk & Quants (ARQ) team at PwC (South Africa) in October 2015 as a consultant for JSE listed and unlisted life insurers in Africa and the Middle East. As BimaNet’s Executive Director and Resident Actuary, John brings a wealth of knowledge in developing affordable insurance products with robust benefits. He is also in charge of the financial management portfolio, overseeing the compensation plan and liaising with BimaNet’s asset managers to ensure optimal financial health of the organization.

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Mercy Kimani – Vice President of Sales & Head of Training

Mercy is an educator in the field of Early Childhood Education, Counselling and Deaf Studies. She is also a certified Sign Language Interpreter, Performance Consultant & Coach with Dale Carnegie USA. As the VP Sales and Head of the BimaNet business school, Mercy brings years of business experience as an entrepreneur which gives her an edge in understanding the dynamics of growing a profitable, scalable and sustainable enterprise. Mercy is an extremely competent communicator and a natural born teacher; She challenges her audience to look at life through a much broader perspective and to embrace the opportunities that it presents.

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Dora Nyaboke – Marketing & Events Manager

Dora has extensive experience in Advertising and Event Management from an agency perspective. She is a furiously disciplined team player with a creative imagination and excellent work ethic. Dora has demonstrated that she thrives on challenges, particularly those that will optimize the company’s bottomline and augmentits reputation. She is in charge of coordinating our events and overseeing the communication of the company’s brand and message across all platforms. When she is not taking one for the BimaNet family, Dora enjoys cooking, entertaining and a good theatrical performance.

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Stephen Fundi – Systems Administrator

Stephen Studied Industrial Chemistry but his passion for gadgets and computers catapulted him into the world of information technology. He has spent the last 10 years as an IT manager and systems administrator at Forever Living- an American based multinational. Apart from setting up the IT structures across East Africa, he was also responsible for developing the distributor bonus and POS system. As BimaNet’s systems administrator, our Fundi brings a wealth of experience in managing direct selling software and compensation plan coding.He is also a calming spirit in the company and a diligent team player.

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Veronica Makena – Executive P.A & Human Resources Manager

Veronica (Vera) is a highly competent Human Resource and administration professional with comprehensive strategic planning and implementation skills. She has experience in Human Resource processes combined with organizational and business management skills. Vera has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is an excellent “multitasker”- the dependable executive PA, a highly efficient admin assistant, compassionate staff manager and coordinator of the BimaNet operations department. She is also a spiritual and prayerful woman- always reminding us to stay on the course of best practice and virtue.

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