Mr. Karina is the Founder and Chairman of Faida Investment Bank and the Vice Chairman of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Ltd. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Rwanda Stock Exchange, where he has played a key role in the set up of the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) and serves as the Chairman of the Trading Committee. He is also a Board Member of the Central Depository and Settlement Corporation (CDSC), where he serves as the Chairman of the Finance Committee.
He is an accomplished stockbroker, an information technology professional and a successful businessman. He plays other roles including; Chairman of Asterisks Holdings, Chairman of Norwich Union Properties Ltd., Chairman of Association of Kenya Stockbrokers (AKS) Nominees Ltd and Founder Member of the Institute of Certified Securities and Investment Analysts (ICSIA). He is also a member of the Institute of Directors. He also served as the Director and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Mr. Karina was instrumental in the establishment of the CDSC, the implementation of the NSE’s Automated Trading System (ATS), the Wide Area Network (WAN), and the Broker Back Office (BBO) system, as the Chair of the implementation committees that spearheaded these developments in the Kenyan Capital Markets. He has broad experience in advising institutional and corporate investors, corporate finance consulting and research analysis. He holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Corporate Finance from the University of Liverpool, in the UK.