Shaira has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tanzania and Kenya for 31 years, with over 10 years as a partner heading the PwC regional tax practice in Africa. Shaira took early retirement in July 2008 to pursue, amongst other things, social work. Being a cancer survivor, she was particularly drawn to helping cancer patients, carers and other survivors. Shaira has taken the lead in setting up the Faraja Cancer Support Trust. She was the Treasurer for the Nairobi Hospice and also as a Trustee and a member of the Board. Shaira is married and has two adult daughters.
Manu is engaged in work within the framework of a joint Indian family with business interests in more than seventy countries. He sits as Chairman on a number of boards in the manufacturing, insurance and higher education sectors in East Africa. He serves on various Government Boards and Committees for poverty reduction and economic revival. Manu has been recognised widely for his work with a number of awards. To name a few, the University of Nairobi awarded Manu a Doctorate of Science in 1997 in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the industrial, manufacturing and business sectors in Kenya and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II conferred an OBE on him in the New Year Honours List 2003 in recognition of his work for the community in Kenya and for his promotion of Kenyan economic interests.
Phoebe has worked with a number of charitable organizations and has a passion for reaching out to the disadvantaged. She is a member of Rotary International and is the current President of the Rotary Club of Karura. Phoebe has an extensive banking career; she worked for Citibank for 11 years both at the regional and local levels and has recently joined Ecobank in a regional capacity. She holds a BSc. in Business Administration from Kutztown State University in Pennsylvania and an MBA in Strategic Management from Nairobi University. Phoebe is married with two sons.
Andrew is a recently retired Regional Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, responsible for East, Central and West Africa. His major clients included many development agencies such as the World Bank Group, USAID, DFID and the EU. He is a non-executive director of two East Africa companies, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; a member of the UK Institute of Directors, and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. He is a lay leader of the Catholic International Community in Nairobi. He is a pro bono adviser to a number of NGOs in Nairobi. Andrew is a UK citizen, resident in Kenya since 1980. He is married with three adult children.
Andrew is an executive director of First Chartered Securities Limited (FCS), a Nairobi based investment holding company, as well as a non-executive board member of a number of public and private companies. Prior to joining FCS in 1994 he worked for a number of years in the banking industry. Andrew graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He is a Kenyan and is married with two children
Sonal is a Legal Consultant with Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates, Nairobi. She came to Kenya in 1996 from England where she practiced as a solicitor with a City of London firm called Frank Charlesly & Co., for over eleven years (six of these as a partner). Sonal has been involved in various charitable initiatives including the Rotary Club of Nairobi and advises pro bono charitable organisations such as the Grameen Foundation and Bomu Medical Clinic. She is presently an active committee member of the British Business Association and chairperson of the Magnolia Residentsí Association. Sonal has two teenage children.