ADELAIDE ODHIAMBO, CEO ×
Adelaide has received unrivaled experience in designing both Conventional and MicroInsurance products in the African market. Her vision is to use this experience to eradicate poverty in Africa and at the same time play a key role in improving Insurance uptake and penetration. "Let's get insurance very close to the people who need it most" she always chims. She seeks to position Insurance not just as a risk mitigation tool but a channel to grow revenue in your business. Insurance has struggled with low penetration for years, she intends to increase penetration by creating a range of innovative solutions that will attract the masses and also create a channel to bring the retail consumer closer to an insurance 'self-service' solution. Adelaide's background in Actuarial Science and critical 15 years experience in Insurance has led her to work with some of the Top brands like Airtel, Jubilee Insurance, APA and Barclays globally.
WESLEY KIRINYA, CTO ×
Wesley is an entrepreneur at heart, having founded 3 companies so far. He has been developing commercial software for 10 years ranging from stand-alone mobile applications to enterprise biometric systems. Wesley is by far one of the most renowned Software developers in Africa and won the prestigious award for his first video game, Africa's Top ICT Youth Innovator, 2008. He is passionate about simple and creative uses of technology to solve everyday problems.
NGWING KIMANI, CFO ×
Ngwing Kimani is the Accountant and Financial Advisor at Bluewave Insurance Agency Ltd through her company, Laeteon Wealth Management Services Ltd. (www.laeteon.co.ke). She is responsible for the bookkeeping, compliance and overall financial management of the company. She brings over 14 years of Corporate experience to the team and has a passion for helping entrepreneurs succeed. Her wealth of experience includes fundraising, implementing business ideas, managing administrative tasks, financial and tax management, Human resource management as well as ensuring compliance. Previously, she was Operations Manager at Open Capital Advisors and Office Manager at Dalberg Global Development Advisors, where she managed the finances, daily operations and Human Resources as well as implemented policies and procedures that served as a foundation for continuous growth. She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of York, UK as a Commonwealth Scholar, a dual Bachelor’s degree with honors, in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, USA and a Diploma in Project Management from Ashworth College, USA.
Agrotosh MookerjeeConsultant - Microinsurance Actuary
AGROTOSH MOOKERJEE, Consultant - Microinsurance Actuary ×
Agrotosh is an entrepreneur at heart, having founded 3 companies so far. He has been developing commercial software for 10 years ranging from stand-alone mobile applications to enterprise biometric systems. Wesley is by far one of the most renowned Software developers in Africa and won the prestigious award for his first video game, Africa's Top ICT Youth Innovator, 2008. He is passionate about simple and creative uses of technology to solve everyday problems.
Kennedy NyosroSales Engagement Officer
KENNEDY NYOSRO, Sales Engagement Officer ×
Kennedy has a passion to revolutionise Sales. He drives our sales strategies by engaging the Sales force on Bluewave's select sales outlets. He analyses the sales made and works on an improvment sales approach for production. He brings the necessary on the ground engagement required in our business.
Ashitiva Co Advocates LLPLegal Counsel
ASHITIVA CO ADVOCATES LLP, Legal Counsel ×
Ashitiva and Company advocates is a full service Corporate Commercial Law Firm focused on meeting and exceeding client satisfaction..
Roy MuriukiHead of Sales
ROY MURIUKI, Head of Sales ×
Roy is a decisive individual who drives company growth through creative and innovative business strategies. Enjoying over 8 years’ experience in Sales, Marketing & Business Development. Insurance has struggled with low penetration for years, he intends to increase penetration by creating innovative sales strategies that will attract the masses and also create an income channel for society.
Anne OsyanjuHead of Operations
ANNE OSYANJU, Head of Operations ×
Anne has a passion for driving business growth, both for the agency and the clients. She has an excellent background in customer service.Her goal is to develop business relationshisp and to bring new clients into the business by developing strategies in conjunction with sales and marketing to persuade new customers to purchase the company’s products or services.
Augustine KimauSoftware Engineer
AUGUSTINE KIMAU, Software Engineer ×
Augustine has experience in various Java technologies both in the mobile sphere and desktop sphere. Some of the J2ME mobile applications he has worked on include: MChat(basically a chat application between friends), jMissal(a mobile application with prayers, Mass readings, and Bible readings for the Catholics). Some of the Android Mobile applications include: SnakesAndLadders(A game based on the classic snakes and ladders board game), Scrabble(A game based on the classic scrabble board game). He also created DocManager(a web based document management system) using struts 2 with Spring and JPA/Hibernate integration.His goal is to develop software applications that provide local content and local solutions to local problems within the country.
Esther KiraguHead of Communication
ESTHER KIRAGU, Head of Communication ×
Esther Wanjiku Kiragu is an independent communication consultant and a skillful writer who has a quiet confidence, stoic resolve and expansive thinking. Her expertise includes writing and editing content, media coordination (publicity), profiling and rapporteuring.She believes that every brand wants to connect with their audiences and therefore she helps them achieve this through telling their story. Brands are formed based on an experience, and this goes on to transform, impact and add value to others and the society at large. It is this journey that she has helped many brands (Individuals, SMES, Corporates, and NGOS) tell the world in order to build a connection with their audience, create awareness and reinforce their brand value.Esther has, profiled individuals, written many impact/success stories for various brands and edited their content on various platforms such as magazines, websites, books and blogs in order to develop a clear, concise and accurate message of the brand.
Naima MungaiHead of Brand & Strategy
NAIMA MUNGAI, Head of Brand & Strategy ×
Having worked in the film industry for 8 years in the art department Naima Mungai has worked on diverse local and international projects. With a background in Industrial and Product design she got her start on Baraka Films Project Daddy a valuable experience that got her to go back to the drawing board to research this new medium before getting back into the industry 3 years later. Since then she has worked on feature films such as Soul Boy, Captain of Nakara, Wamba, TV shows Tusker All Stars, Tusker Project Fame 2, O News, and a variety of TV Commercials. She has also been recently involved in film education reaching Production Design for the last three years. Naima is invested in creatively helping brands define themselves and grow.
Mary OpembeHead of Finance
MARY OPEMBE, Head of Finance ×
Mary is a focused, proactive and hardworking individual with wide experience in Finance, Accounts, MicroInsurance Administration, Audit and customer care in both commercial and not for profit organizations for over 20 years. She has been exposed to corporate governance techniques, strategic planning and management, staff mentoring and supervision, microinsurance start up and operations. Her last assignment as a full time Financial controller in October 2016 was at Microensure, a microinsurance specialist with a global presence in over 8 countries where she worked for 7 years. She brings her expertise to bear to make Bluewave Fiscally resposible and profitable.
John Paul OdhiamboEnagement Lead
JOHN PAUL ODHIAMBO, Enagement Lead ×
John Paul's past experience at Urban radio was eye opening, he was tasked with outdoor gathering of news content and ensuring the sources were truthful and reliable, and later on creating short news stories , editing the stories into news bulletins as well as reading the bulletins Live on Air from 6am-1pm.His experience collecting news stories has given him the requisite skills to be Bluewave's Engagement lead offering the much needed market insights before the on the ground activations. He is Keen, insighful and dilligent on delivery.
Emmanuel Irankundai3C Project Lead- Rwanda
EMMANUEL IRANKUNDA, i3C Project Lead- Rwanda ×
Emmanuel Irankunda is Bluewave's Representative in Rwanda. He holds a bachelor’s degree (A0) in agriculture science specialising in Horticulture. He is a good team player with wonderful interpersonal, organizational, research and managements skills. He also has knowledge in data collection, agriculture cooperative management and has great people skills. He brings to Bluewave his capacity of handling all situations with tact and diplomacy.