Kakuzi PLC is a listed Kenyan agricultural company trading on both the Nairobi and London Stock Exchange engaging in the cultivation, processing and marketing of avocados, blueberries, macadamia, tea, livestock and commercial forestry.

Board of Directors

The Board meets quarterly and is responsible for establishing the corporate governance pillars, setting the strategic direction, reviewing business performance and supervision of the management of our operations. The directors have the knowledge, experience, autonomy and skills which enable them to carry out their responsibilities.

Executive Directors


Christopher Flowers

Managing Director of Kakuzi Plc

Was appointed Managing Director for Kakuzi Plc in 2013.

Chris holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in agriculture and engineering.  His career has spanned the last 25 years in agricultural companies in Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda and Kenya. 

Working initially with CDC in Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda he then joined Finlay’s before taking up a post in the tea trade in Mombasa. 

Chris returned to Tanzania in 2002 working for Mufindi Tea and Coffee Company.  Chris has sat on a number of tea trade and tea research bodies and is also a published writer on tea technical and agronomic matters.  


Ketan Shah

Finance Director of Kakuzi Plc

Was appointed Finance Director of Kakuzi Plc on 28th August 2007.

Ketan is a qualified Accountant being a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and a fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK.

He did his accounting training and qualified with a professional accounting firm in Nairobi, before joining Coopers & Lybrand, where he worked for 4 years.  

Non-Executive Directors


Nicholas Nganga

Chairman of Kakuzi Plc Board

He is a holder of a BA degree from Makerere University and served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministries of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Health. Mr. Nganga has been extensively involved in the tea industry and was Chairman of the Tea Board of Kenya.

He is a past Chairman of the National Bank of Kenya and Safaricom Plc. Currently, he is the Chairman of G4S Security and Car & General Kenya Ltd.


Graham Mclean

Non-Executive Director of Kakuzi Plc

Graham Mclean, a qualified agriculturalist, was appointed as Director of Agriculture of Camellia Plc in October 2014.

He was previously Regional Director of the Camellia Plc’s operations in Africa which included the role of MD of Kakuzi Plc from Jan 2005 to March 2013 and has worked for the Camellia Group for more than 25 years.

He was Chairman of Kakuzi Plc from 2017 to 2020 and remains a non-executive director of the Company.


Dr John Kibunga Kimani

Non-Executive Director Kakuzi Plc

He is a holder of a Bsc degree in Agriculture from Makerere University, an Msc degree in Agricultural Economics from Reading University and a Phd in Development Studies, Economics and Socio-anthropology from University of Sussex. Dr Kimani is a member of the Agricultural Society of Kenya as well as a member of the Avocado Exporters Association of Kenya. He is also a fellow of the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank.

He has extensive experience in the agricultural sector (public and private) including planning, development and administration of small-holder agricultural extension programmes at County level, developing and managing small-holder irrigation projects and preparing long-range plans for land and water resources across Kenya.  Notably he led the planning team in the Tana and Athi River basins embracing six Districts of what were Central, Eastern and Coast Provinces of Kenya. He has worked with Government agricultural projects aided by the World Bank, SNV of the Netherlands, JICA of Japan, DANIDA of Denmark and GTZ of Germany.

Independant Directors


Daniel M. Ndonye

Independent Director of Kakuzi Plc and Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee

He is a chartered accountant by profession, having worked with Deloitte & Touche for over 30 years, 20 of which he was the Managing/Senior Partner. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi. He is 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.

He is also the Chairman of I&M Holdings Ltd, AccessKenya Group Ltd and AutoXpress Ltd.

He is currently also on the Board of Directors of KenolKobil Ltd and APA Insurance Ltd


Stephen Waruhiu

Independent Director of Kakuzi Plc

He is a licenced valuer and estate agent. He is the Managing Director of Lloyd Masika Limited. He is also a Director of Rea Vipingo plantations Limited and has been practising as a valuer and estate agent in Kenya, and also in Tanzania and Uganda, for over 35 years.


Andrew Ndegwa Njoroge

Independent Director of Kakuzi Plc

He is a Chartered Accountant by profession. He holds a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

He is currently also on the Board of Combrok Ltd and Kinandu Ltd.


Pamella Ager

Independent Director of Kakuzi Plc 

She is a well-seasoned corporate and commercial law advocate with over twenty-two years’ experience. She holds a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from Auckland University, New Zealand, a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, as well as a Post-graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. She is a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya).

She is the Managing Partner at the firm of Oraro & Company Advocates, one of the leading law firms in Kenya.

She has been recognized by various international legal directories as a leading and highly respected lawyer in Banking/Finance and Conveyancing & Real Estate practice. She has advised both local and international clients in various significant transactions over the years.

Our Team


Simon Odhiambo

was appointed Executive Head - Corporate Affairs of Kakuzi Plc in 2020.

He is a social scientist with experience working with communities in implementing development and relief interventions.

He is a competent Public Health professional with a BSc in Environmental Health and currently undertaking his MPH studies.


Dennis Wedd

was appointed Executive Head - Agriculture of Kakuzi Plc in 2021. He is a qualified Agricultural Engineer with over 19 years’ experience in Horticulture, Tea, Floriculture, Arable and Large scale Vegetable farming.

He currently oversees the management of Kakuzi’s diverse operations including avocado, macadamia, pineapple, forestry and livestock.


Dr. Wilson Odiyo

was appointed General Manager, Human Resources in 2022

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Strategic Human Resource Management and is a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP (K)) and a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management.

He is also trained in Labour Law and Arbitration and is a certified Mediator.


Richard Collins

Regional New Crops Development Manager

He holds a Diploma in Agriculture Research: Botany and has a strong background in plant pathology and entomology. He joined Kakuzi in 1994 and was responsible for establishment of avocado & macadamia plantations.

He is responsible for development of new crops such as blueberry and new plantings of avocado & macadamia.


Benjamin Okiring

was appointed General Manager Finance and Administration for Kakuzi Plc in March 2018.

He is a qualified accountant and a member of the Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. 


Jonathon Kipruto

was appointed Assistant General Manager, Horticulture Operations in 2020.

He holds a Masters degree in Strategic Management and an undergraduate degree in Chemical and Process Engineering.


Stella Wangechi Ngotho

was appointed Gender and Human Rights Manager in 2020.

She holds a Master of Laws degree in Sustainable International Development and is a Certified professional Mediator.

With 11 years experience in programming and management of Human rights in the context of Business and Human rights, Gender and Access to Remedy.  


Mathias Muinde

was appointed General Manager, Macadamia Operations in 2022.

He has over 30 years’ experience in Coffee and Macadamia operations.

He is a graduate and alumni of Egerton University.


Dr. Karatina Nchoki

was appointed Manager Livestock, Joint Ventures and Arable in January 2020.

He holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine(BVM) and is a member of Kenya Veterinary Board(KVB).

He has worked for the company for the last 11 years and previously on one year management training with an International Non-governmental Organization.


Salome Posho

was appointed Finance and Administration Manager in 2022.

She holds a Degree in Bachelor of Commerce Finance and is a Certified Public Accountant Kenya (CPAK) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.


Grace Mumbi Njeru

was appointed Technical Manager in April 2021.

She holds a Masters degree in Horticulture and is BASIS certified in fertilizer advice with over 10 years’ experience in field research.


Henry Owino

was appointed Group Manager-Macadamia in 2020.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology and is also a technical committee member of the  KEBS, EASC/TC 015 (Oil seeds, Edible Fat and Oils).

He is also trained in Food Safety Systems Management.


Mary Njambi Njuguna

was appointed Stores Manager in 2014

Degree in Procurement and Logistics , Certified public Accountant and  Member of Kenya Institute of supplies management (KISM)


Zachary Giku

was appointed Group Manager Horticulture West and Packhouse in 2022

He holds a Bsc Agricultural Engineering from Egerton University.

Has over 20 years working experience in the agricultural sector in tea and horticulture.


Joseph Rutere

was appointed Group IT Manager in 2022.

He holds a Masters degree in Management Information Systems and is trained in information security management. He is a member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).


Laban Kipkoech Koima

was appointed Manager, Blueberry in 2020

Trained Horticulturist with over 20 years’ experience in related field.

Graduate and Alumni of Egerton University.


Wilson Kuriah

was appointed the Internal Audit Manager in September 2022.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants Kenya (ICPAK). He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Public Secretary (CPS).

He is an audit professional with over 22 years of experience gained from diverse sectors including automotive/vehicle dealerships, FMCG, agricultural, banking & financial services, and state corporations.