Angola

Angola

Pedro joined the group in 2011 and guided the business through a striking turnaround, selling 140 units in 2014, a JCB record for a new market.

Before joining Maris he worked in the security sector within Angola and served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the South African National Defence Force, following the merger of ANC and SADF forces.

PEDRO SALBANY

MANAGING DIRECTOR META GROUP

 

Kenya

Karijn joined the Nairobi office in 2018 from Maris Mozambique and has developed and implemented the group's Environmental and Social Management Systems, aligned to IFC Performance Standards, across the Group.

 

She oversees the management of ESG at all Operating Companies. 

KARIJN DE BOK

SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER MARIS LTD

Brian was our first graduate trainee, joining Maris Ltd in 2015. He gained 4 years’ investment and operational experience at operating companies across our portfolio before joining ETP where he is now General Manager.

 

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Economics and is pursuing the CFA designation. 

BRIAN CHEGE

GENERAL MANAGER META ELECTRIC

Andrew co-founded Maris in 2009. He has spent his whole career in developing markets, first  mainland China in the early 90's, having studied Mandarin Chinese, working for Sino-British joint ventures in Beijing and Jinan. Following an extended period in operational roles within the humanitarian sector, he returned to the private sector in Africa working within early stage exploration projects.  From 2008 - 2017 he was based in Maputo, home is now Kenya.

ANDREW FIMISTER

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR  MARIS LTD

Benson joined Maris in 2017 from Equity Bank. He worked for 3 years as a Financial Accountant before moving to Evergreen Herbs Ltd as a Finance Manager.

 

He holds a BA degree Commerce, Accounting & Finance (Double major from Strathmore University) and is a CPA Finalist.

BENSON GAGI

FINANCE MANAGER EVERGREEN HERBS LTD

Jackie joined Maris in 2017 from The Gulf Recruitment Group, Dubai, with a Diploma in Business Administration from Kenya School of Professional Studies.

 

She has taken on additional HR roles and provides administrative support to the Maris senior management team.

JACQUELINE GATHU

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT 

MARIS KENYA LTD

Johannes joined Maris in 2010 following seven years in global equities at UBS, with a particular focus on socially responsible investments.

He was acting CFO for Maris and now sits in London as our Commercial Director, responsible for new investments, acquisitions and disposals across Maris’ companies.  Johannes has an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford.

JOHANNES GUNNELL

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR 

MARIS LTD

Richard has spent his career developing modern warehousing in emerging markets, moving to ALP from Raven Property Group, Russia. He took over as CEO in May 2019 and is leading the expansion of the business into our new site in Nairobi West and new markets. Richard is a chartered accountant and holds numerous construction qualifications that he has accumulated during his career build over 2 million square meters of industrial parks.

RICHARD HOUGH

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AFRICA LOGISTICS PROPERTIES

Abdul supports research and financial due diligence of investment opportunities, deal sourcing and fundraising. Prior to joining us in 2017, Abdul worked as an Equity Research Analyst for AIB Capital, a Kenyan stock  brokerage and advisory business.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Strathmore University, and an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business, awarded by the ACCA.

ABDUL HUSSEIN

INVESTMENT ANALYST

MARIS KENYA LTD

Amir is widely regarded as one of the leading herb agronomists in East Africa and joined us in March 2020.

 

He previously worked at Kenya's largest Herb operation, Exotic Herbs and thereafter for 4 years at Amiran in Nairobi. He has a BSc in agriculture and 11 years’ experience in the industry.

AMIR KERNER

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

EVERGREEN HERBS LTD

Ran came to Agris from Amiran Kenya, part of the Balton CP group, which supplies a broad range of agricultural inputs, irrigation systems and greenhouses.

 

He has extensive experience in the agriculture sector in East Africa and strong links with market-leading Israeli companies and producers. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University in Israel.

RAN KADOSH

MANAGING DIRECTOR AGRIS

Sally was our first employee, joining Maris Kenya in 2012 with a Diploma in Business Administration, Public relations/Journalism.

 

In addition to general administration Sally provides support for logistics and procurement.

SALOME MAINA

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

MARIS LTD

Nick is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K) and member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. He joined us 2014, from a World Bank-funded programme in Western Kenya and brings advanced financial modelling expertise to our accountancy team.

 

He currently manages the accounts for our solar company, Equator Energy.

NICHOLAS MAKUSA

FINANCE MANAGER EQUATOR ENERGY

David is Managing Director of Karebe Gold Mining, a Director of Commoner Mine and Venice Mine Complex in Zimbabwe and oversees the Mining Division group-wide.

 

He has worked in mining across Southern and East Africa for 41 years, specialising in the establishment and management of small-scale mining operations.

DAVID MAY

MANAGING DIRECTOR

KAREBE GOLD MINING LTD

Harry joined Maris in 2012 and has spent the last eight years managing businesses in Kenya, Mozambique and South Sudan. Having started up two portfolio companies, Kaia Village and Equator Energy, he now heads up our renewables division from Nairobi.

 

Prior to joining Maris, he worked for a hedge fund group in London, after gaining a law degree from Edinburgh University. He has Level 3 IMC certificates and is currently mid-way through an MBA with Warwick University.

HARRY MINTER

OPERATIONS MANAGER MARIS LTD

Edah joined Maris in 2019 after four years in the finance departments of two Nairobi based companies. She now oversees financial accounting and reporting for Maris Kenya and the South Sudanese enterprises.

She holds a degree in Statistics from the University of Nairobi, CPA (V) from Strathmore University and is a member of Association for Women Accountants of Kenya. 

EDAH MUNYUA

ACCOUNTANT

MARIS KENYA LTD

Enrico joined Maris in 2015 from Equity Bank Kenya where he was Executive Director of Mobile Banking. He is responsible for finance, treasury and compliance across the group and is a member of the Executive Committee.

 

Prior to moving to East Africa he worked in Singapore as CFO of DOCOMO Intertouch and in Europe and Asia for Hewlett Packard. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan.

ENRICO NORA

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

MARIS LTD

Clare joined us in 2016 from the UK House of Commons where she worked as a Parliamentary Assistant and PA to MP/HNWI.

 

She has 8 years’ experience working as a PA at Board Level and provides support to senior management in the UK. She has a BSc (Hons) degree in International Fashion Marketing.

CLARE OBE

OFFICE MANAGER LONDON

MARIS LTD

Janet joined Maris in Jan 2020 with more than ten year’s experience in financial accounting, olanning, reporting and analysis across East Africa and the Middle East.

 

She holds an MBA in Strategic Management, is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya(CPA-K) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

JANET ONYANGO

GROUP ACCOUNTING MANAGER MARIS LTD

Alex is the Finance Director of Agris and co-ordinates the central finance functions of Maris Group, as well as providing support to our portfolio companies.

 

Prior to joining us he read history at Oxford University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young UK.

ALEXANDER PUXLEY

CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER AGRIS

Charlie co-founded Maris in 2009 and is a Director of Maris Limited. He oversees the group from East Africa. Prior to establishing Maris, Charlie developed a successful portfolio of venture businesses in Afghanistan and East Africa.

 

He worked for Societe General in its investment banking division in London after graduating from the University of Edinburgh.

CHARLIE TRYON

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

MARIS LTD

Yogesh joined us in 2014 with 16 years’ experience in the machinery dealership sector. He worked in his home country of India for Ashok Leyland Trucks, TAFE & Taurus earth moving equipment before relocating to Africa as Head of Sales for JCB products at AG Leventis in Nigeria. Yogesh is overseeing all our operations in East Africa as the Managing Director for META Group.

YOGESH TRIPATHI

MANAGING DIRECTOR META GROUP

DANSON MAINA

HR MANAGER EVERGREEN HERBS LTD

PINNY LEWENSTEIN

OPERTATIONS MANAGER EVERGREEN HERBS LTD

THOMAS SKAPER

MANAGING DIRECTOR EVERGREEN HERBS LTD

LEMAYIAN SANKARA

FINANCE MANAGER META GROUP EAST AFRICA

Lemayian Joined Maris in 2018 where he worked on Financial planning and Reporting. In 2020 he moved to META Group as the Finance Manager for East Africa. Before joining Maris he worked for E&Y in the Advisory team and Tsusho Capital inhouse finance company for Toyota Group of Companies. Lemayian holds a degree in Actuarial Science from Strathmore University and he is also a CPA.

Mozambique

Americo joined Maris Mozambique from Mozambique Managed Offices, part of our Property Services devision.

 

He is responsible for processing permits, license renewals and tax returns and supports the smooth running of office operations.

AMERICO AGUSTO

ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

MARIS MOZAMBIQUE

Ercilia joined Maris Mozambique as an accountant in 2018 and is now credit controller at MMO Limitada.

 

She has a BA(Hons) degree in Accountancy and Auditing from Pedagogic University and is in the final year of a Master's degree in Professional Accountancy from the Apolitecnica University.

ERCILIA FILIPE CHILUVANE

ACCOUNTANT

MARIS LTD

Assucena worked as an Administrator at Mozambique Managed Offices before moving to Maris Mozambique in 2016 to join the accounting team.

 

She holds a Bachelor of Accounting Degree from the University of Sao Tomas.

ASSUCENA ISABEL DAUDE

ACCOUNTS SUPERVISOR

MARIS LTD

Andy is based in Tete where he manages our serviced accommodation village.

 

Originally from South Africa, Andy is a qualified safari guide and has held numerous positions in operations, tourism and hospitality.

ANDREW HARDY

GM MULITANI OSS

Eva joined Kaia Village (QSS) in 2015 from a high-end events catering company in the UK, which she founded and managed.

 

She also has professional experience in the public sector and has run a UK registered NGO focusing on health and education in rural communities.  

EVA NIGHTINGALE

GENERAL MANAGER

KAIA VILLAGE (QSS)

Robert heads our finance teams in Mozambique and Angola and was this year appointed Internal Audit Lead. He joined us in 2013 from Zimbabwe where he worked with Mimosa Platinum Mine and Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (ZISCO Steel).

 

Robert is a chartered accountant and an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors.

ROBERT SILUBONDE

FINANCE MANAGER, MOZAMBIQUE & ANGOLA MARIS MOZAMBIQUE LTD

Phil Taylor oversees our Mozambican investment portfolio from the Maputo office. Originally from New Zealand, Phil joined Maris in 2011 after working in the public sector in New Zealand and the legal field in the UK. A fluent

Portuguese speaker, Phil has significant frontier market experience in the real estate, telecoms and advertising sectors.

 

He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University, Wellington.

PHILIP TAYLOR

MOZAMBIQUE COUNTRY MANAGER MARIS MOZAMBIQUE LTD

Sany oversees MMO’s serviced offices, facilities management (FM) contracts and project management. She is an HSE practitioner and championed MMO’s ISO certification.

 

Sany joined us in 2013 as an office manager and was assigned to GE’s FM contract as a Facilities Manager the following year. In 2017 she was promoted to GM. Previously she worked in real estate and mining in Portugal and Mozambique. Sany holds a diploma in Business Management.

SANY WENG

GENERAL MANAGER MOZAMBIQUE MANAGED OFFICES (MMO)

Rwanda

 
 
 
ETEGU NASUR

COUNTRY MANAGER

META GROUP

Nasur joined META Group in 2017 as Spare Parts Manager with vast experience in the machinery dealership sector.

 

He is currently taking on the role of General Manager Rwanda. Before joining META Group he worked with JCB and Komatsu dealers in Uganda.

 

South Sudan

James joined Maris in 2019, and is based in Juba, South Sudan. James is a postgraduate from LSE, and first began working in East Africa in 2015.

 

He has since managed a mixture of developmental and commercial operations throughout the region.

JAMES MONTANANA

GENERAL MANAGER

ACACIA VILLAGE

Ian is responsible for forestry management, silviculture, environmental and financial management of ETC and sister company GETC.

 

He is also working with local farmers to develop outgrower schemes for alternative crops such as coffee, ground nuts, moringa and vanilla. He has 25 years’ experience in forestry and agribusiness across sub-Saharan Africa.

IAN PATERSON

MANAGING DIRECTOR

EQUATORIA TEAK COMPANY & GREEN ENVIRON TEAK COMPANY

 

Tanzania

Andres is the Managing Director of our Agris hub in Southern Tanzania, which includes Wakulima Tea Company and Rungwe Avocado Company.

 

He is leading the expansion of our avocado plantations through Agris Avocados Tanzania. Andres came to Maris with more than 30 years’ agricultural management experience across Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

ANDRES DE KLERK

MANAGING DIRECTOR TATEPA

ABDUR RAWOOF

COUNTRY MANAGER

META GROUP

Abdur joined us in 2020 as the General Manger for META Plant & Equipment Tanzania with 31 yrs work experience including 17 years experience in Equipment dealership like Komatsu, JCB.

 

He worked in home country India with Indian Airforce & a Coal mining company, later relocated to Oman and worked in Saud Bahwan Group - Komatsu dealer & Muscat Overseas - JCB dealer. 

 

Zimbabwe 

Ed joined us in 2018 and has led sourcing of new investment opportunities in Mining, Business Services and Real Estate for foreign investment in Zimbabwe, and Agriculture across the region. Prior to joining Maris he worked in senior management positions at Syngenta in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. Ed holds an Engineering degree from Oxford University, an MBA from INSEAD and has served in British Army Special Forces.

EDWARD STILES

COUNTRY MANAGER 

MARIS LTD

Chummy has led the redevelopment of underground and surface operations at Venice Mine Complex since 2016.

 

He joined VMC from African Consolidated Resources and has thirty years’ experience working for major mining operations across Southern Africa.

JOHANNES HUNDERMARK

GENERAL MANAGER

VENICE MINE COMPLEX

Uganda 

 

Venu joined META Group in 2015 as Sales Manager for META Rwanda and Uganda and has recently set up the Group's Kampala office from where he is overseeing the Group's operations in Uganda. Venu has 16 years of experience in the construction, mining and agriculture equipment sector of which 8 years of experience in the East African market. Has experience in both MNC and dealership operations, handling brands of JCB, CASE, DOOSAN, NEW Holland and Palfinger.

VENU KUMAR

COUNTRTY MANAGER

META GROUP