The Heri Group

About Us

Heri PLC owns, finances and manages alternative investments with focus on real estate credit, real estate equity and infrastructure assets.

Arising from our roots as a pioneering investment club created in 1974, Heri has evolved to an alternative assets investment and management company focused on innovating capital-market oriented solutions across the credit, real estate and infrastructure assets classes. We leverage strong operator partner relationships to build long-term strategic value for our shareholders and co-investment partners, and for the communities in which we operate.

Our innovative and solutions-oriented approach has resulted in a disciplined, organic evolution of our business. We incubate, then launch and scale new platforms and products organically and have catalysed access to flexible capital for our investees across the real estate credit, real estate equity and infrastructure asset classes.

Heri puts capital to work through 3 platforms, namely Real Estate Equity, Real Estate Debt and Infrastructure Assets, that have been created by growing organically into opportunities that we have identified around broad secular trends as well as market dislocations.


Team Members

During our lengthy operating history, we have developed a robust ecosystem that generates valuable insights into industry trends and gives us access to significant deal flow. With a leadership team made up of world-class executives and business leaders, and supported by a deep bench of talented professionals and our operator partners, Heri is able to source transactions, raise capital and drive value in well structured investments anchored by quality businesses and assets.


MBA (Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto– Canada), BBA, York University, Toronto (Schulich School of Business), Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK)

Kibuga Karithi

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Chair, Audit & Risk Committee

Masters in Public Administration (Harvard University), B. Comm. (University of Nairobi)

Arthur Namu

Independent Non-Executive Director

Chair, Investment Committee | Member, Audit & Risk Committee

MBA (Strathmore University), B.Ed.(USIU-A), CPA & CPS (Strathmore University)

David Owino

Independent Non-Executive Director

Chair, HR, Remuneration & Nominations Committee

MBA (Pepperdine University, California), BA Accounting & Business Administration (Hastings College)

Gatebu Gecau

Independent Non-Executive Director

Member, Audit & Risk Committee and HR, Remuneration & Nominations Committee

B. Comm. (Hons) (University of Nairobi)-Banking & Finance

Abel Muriithi, HSC

Independent Non-Executive Director

Member, HR, Remuneration & Nomination Committee

MBA (Strathmore Business School), Masters of Law, LLM ((University of Nottingham) LLB (University of Nairobi)

Judy Nyaga

Independent Non-Executive Director

Member, HR, Remuneration & Nominations Committee

M.Sc Hospitality & Food Management (Florida International University, Florida, USA), B.A Communication (Daystar University)

Muthoni Githinji

Independent Non-Executive Director

Chief Executive Officer

B . Arch (Hons) (University of Narobi). CFA ® Charterholder

James Kaniaru, CFA

Chief Executive Officer

Member, Audit & Risk Committee

MBA- Strategic Management (University of Nairobi), B.Com - Accounting (University of Nairobi), CPA(K), CEO Masterclasses in Strategy, Certified Engagement & Productivity Coach, CDI Afric

Zipporah Mungai

Independent Non-Executive Director

Member, HR, Remuneration & Nomination Committee

MBA (USIU), B Comm in Accounting (Hons) (University of Nairobi), Dip. Mngt. (Kenya Institute of Management)

Linus Gitahi, MBS​

Independent Non-Executive Director​

Member, Investment Committee

M.Sc. Real Estate (Georgia State University, Georgia), B.Sc. in Business Administration-Economics(University of Alabama in Huntsville).

Robi Manga

Non-Director Committee Member

Member, Investment Committee

LLM (University of Nairobi), LLB (Hons)(University of Nairobi), Diploma in Law (Kenya School of Law), Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (UK)

Njoroge Regeru

Non-Director Committee Member

Member, Investment Committee

MBA (University of Nairobi), Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science/ Statistics (University of Nairobi), CFA® Charterholder

Patricia Kiwanuka

Non-Director Committee Member

Member, Investment Committee

Diploma in Business Management- Kenya Polytechnic University College.

Stephen Gichohi

Non-Director Committee Member