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 

Kelvin 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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Derrick Omondi 

Derrick Omondi

Operations and Customer Support Lead

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.

Brigitte Demba 

Brigitte Demba

Money Academy Program Coordinator

Brigitte leads the Money Academy Program at Abacus. She has over 6 years experience in Administration, Operations & Management. Her key roles include developing, analyzing and incorporating new training methods and techniques. All the while evaluating effectiveness of training courses, impact on clients and corporate goals.

Francis Karanja 

Francis Karanja

Research Analyst

Francis holds a Bachelor in Business Science in Finance degree from Strathmore University as well as ACCA papers F1-F3, F5-F7, and F9. His key roles involve conducting research on key financial matter as well as developing financial models in financial analysis.

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Abacus is the result of over 10 years market experience and is licensed as a data vendor by the Nairobi Securities Exchange

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Email: hello@abacus.co.ke
Tel: +254 792 753 774