Bob Karina is the Founder, Chairman of Faida Investment Bank, Corporate Finance Specialist, an accomplished Stockbroker and Research Analyst. He is the Vice Chairman, Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), Chairman of the Rwanda Stock Exchange, Chairman of Norwich Union Properties Ltd., Director Kenya Industrial Estates and served as Director of Kenya Private Sector Alliance and Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, among others.
Bob, holds an MSc in Corporate Finance from the University of Liverpool, UK, in addition to technical and professional qualifications from the Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore, International Statistical Programs Center, United States Bureau of the Census, USA, Hong Kong Polytechnic Industrial Center, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK., E.A. Statistical Training Centre, University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania and London Institute of Statisticians.
Bob is a Founder Member of the Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (ICIFA), serves as the Chairman of the Association of Kenya Stockbrokers Nominees Ltd. He is a Member of the Institute of Directors, Director of the Central Depository and Settlement Corporation (CDSC), the NSE Clear Ltd., Trustee of both NSE Investor Protection Fund and NSE Derivatives Settlement Guarantee Fund.
Bob played a critical role in the establishment of the CDSC, the NSE Automated Trading System, the Wide Area Network and the Broker Back Office at the NSE as the Chairman of the Implementation Committee that spearheaded developments in Kenya’s Capital Markets. For over two decades, Bob has acquired vast experience in Investment Banking and is passionate about supporting organizations improve their bottom line, list on the exchange, mergers and acquisitions, raise capital, grow and thrive.
He is married to Jennifer Karina, has three children and several grandchildren, enjoys jogging, swimming and playing golf.