Team: The Board

Edward Wachira

Chief Executive Officer

Edward is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from Kenyatta University, Kenya. He joined Genghis Capital as Chief Commercial Officer from Pamoja Capital in 2016 and headed the business’s Asset Management arm. He then transitioned to Genghis’ Chief Executive Officer in November 2021.

Prior to joining Pamoja, Edward worked for Kenya Airways both in Kenya and abroad, engaging partners and building networks in more than 20 African countries. He worked in the Netherlands between 2002 and 2003 managing strategic partnerships between Kenya Airways and KLM.

In the strategic corporate planning assignments across Africa, he led negotiations and structured commercial agreements with partners resulting in the expansion of the airline into Angola, Mozambique, D.R.C in Africa, and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East, and Australia in the Far East.

His areas of expertise include Financial Analysis, Business Processing Outsourcing and Global Investment.

Godwin Wangong’u

Chair, Board of Directors

Godwin holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. Currently a Senior Partner at Mboya Wangong’u & Waiyaki Advocates, Godwin began his legal practice at Nyachae & Company Advocates in 1988 following his admission to the Roll of Advocates of the High Court of Kenya.

He is a Patent and Trade Mark agent, Commissioner of Oaths, Notary Public, member of the Law Society of Kenya, member of the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya, member of the Corporate and Commercial and the Real Estate & Banking Practice and heads the Tax Law Practice.  Godwin’s areas of expertise include; Corporate and Commercial law, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisition, Privatisation & PPP’s, Capital Markets, Tax Law Planning, Technology Media & Telecoms, Intellectual Property and Energy & Infrastructure.

Dr. Joshua Aroni

Chair, Board Audit and Risk Committee

Dr. Aroni is an Accountant, Investment and Financial Analyst. He holds Ph.D in Business Administration (Finance), and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (K), Institute of Certified Secretaries (Kenya) and Institute of Certified Investment and Financial
Analysts (K).

He has extensive experience in finance, financial modeling and project evaluation with interest in capital markets in the region supported by several publications.

In the past two decades, Joshua has worked in various consultancies to support business start-ups and internal control systems set ups, the manufacturing and energy sectors and also with UNEP/AfDB supported project – Greening the Tea Industry in East Africa (GTIEA).

Geoffrey Gangla

Executive Director

Geoffrey is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant of Kenya. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from Kenyatta University, Kenya.

He joined Genghis Capital in August 2016 as Chief Executive Officer from Pamoja Capital, where he had been Managing Director and Group Head of Corporate Finance.

Geoffrey has extensive experience in Mergers and Acquisitions, having worked on several landmark cross-border M&A and financing deals involving businesses with operations in more than 30 African countries. Having worked in South Africa between 2003 and 2006 and in Nigeria in 2007, he acquired a genuine appreciation of business opportunities, transaction origination, and execution across the three major business hubs in Africa.

His areas of expertise include Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory, Capital Raising, Project Finance, and Corporate Finance.

In November 2021, Geoffrey transitioned from Chief Executive Officer to Executive Director on the Gengis Capital Board of Directors.