About Abacus

The Team

Joel Macharia

Joel Macharia

CEO and Founder

Joel has over 10 years investing the NSE, starting off when he was still in high school. He also has extensive experience building web services and financial technology, having served as the Africa Head of Product Development for the Mobile Money team at Cellulant.
He was picked as one of Business Daily’s Top 40 under 40 Men in 2012 and one of Forbes’ Africa’s Top 30 under 30 in 2016

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Kelvin Omwega

Kevin Omwega

Director and Co-Founder

Kevin is currently a consultant at McKinsey and Company in Chicago, IL, USA.
Prior to joining McKinsey, he worked as an analyst at Citigroup in the Financial Institutions Capital Markets group and as a finance partner at Barclays.  Kevin is also the founder of an investment firm that has made real estate, private equity and venture capital investments in Kenya and the USA.
He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at Yale University.

Gibson Nguyo

Gibson Nguyo

Lead Software Engineer

Gibson leads technology development at Abacus. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Software Engineering from Kenyatta University and has 4 years of application development under his belt.

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Jeremy Munene

Jeremy Munene

Mobile Applications Engineer

Jeremy leads mobile development at Abacus.He has 4 years’ experience developing apps on the Windows Phone platform and 2 years’ experience developing on Android and iOS platforms each.

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Sylvia Mworia

Sylvia Mworia

Lead Research Analyst

Sylvia holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Major in Finance from Strathmore University. She has worked at General Motors East Africa during her internship. Currently she works as a Research Analyst at Abacus Limited

Derrick Omondi

Derrick Omondi

Software Engineer

Software Engineer at Abacus. He holds a bachelors degree in Software Engineering from Kenyatta University. His role sits between Mobile and web platform and is passionate about testing. He has 4 years experience in web technologies.

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Kenneth Muchoki

Kenneth Muchoki

Operations and Finance Lead

Current position held at Abacus Limited is Accounts and Operations. He has a 7 Years’ experience working in an audit firm, raising the ranks from a Trainee to an Audit Manager. He was involved in Audits of NGOs, Government Institutions, Agricultural and Manufacturing Co.s and Major SACCOs. His academic qualifications are CPA Part III Section 5, currently pursuing Section 6.