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Meet the Team

MANAGEMENT

  • Mr. Louis Lallia

    Executive Director (International Development Director at AXYS)

    Louis holds a B.A in Modern Literature from the ‘Université de la Sorbonne-Nouvelle’ and is an Alumni of l’’Institut des Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po Paris)’ from which he holds an M.A in Finance and Strategy. Louis started his career in 2005 as an Investment Analyst with Silchester International Investors; a London based ‘Long Term Equity Investment Fund’ with over $20bn under management. He moved to Mauritius in 2009 and set up the Front Office in the region for Plurigestion S.A., a Swiss-based Financial Advisory firm with some $2bn under management. Louis joined AXYS in 2012 and is responsible for the international development of the Group.

  • Mr. Vikash Tulsidas

    Executive Director (Head of Stockbroking at AXYS)

    Vikash is a graduate of University of Warwick, UK. He joined AXYS Group in 2004 and is currently the Managing Director of AXYS StockBroking Ltd. He is a licensed Investment Advisor by the Financial Services Commission in Mauritius and is responsible for the development of the group as well as research and analysis. Vikash is a member of the Board of Directors of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and currently the Chairman of the Central Depository & Settlement.

  • Mahmood Hussein

    General Manager

    Mahmood joined ApexAfrica Capital in 2004, as a trader and has since been pivotal in taking the company to new heights, making ApexAfrica one of the premier brokerage houses in Kenya. As of September 2015, Mahmood serves as General Manager and is in charge of overseeing all day to day operations. Mahmood is a member of ACCA, and has a proven track record in the Kenyan financial markets spanning well over a decade He has been instrumental in projects where ApexAfrica has acted as the sponsoring, co-sponsoring or participating broker for various public and rights issues by listed companies in Kenya.

TRADING

  • Samuel Wachira

    Head of Equity Trading

    Samuel joined Apex in April 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics Major from the University of Nairobi. Wachira brings in a wealth of experience having worked with Kestrel Capital as head of trading for the last 18 years.

  • Sheema Shah

    Wealth Manager and Equity Trader

    Sheema Shah has over 10 years’ experience in wealth management and securities dealing. After working for Dyer and Blair, Sheema joined us in 2016 as an equity dealer.

    Sheema is tasked with business development and is currently using her large network of institutional and HNW investors to expand our business. Sheema has extensive knowledge of the NSE and will play a key role in helping our clients with their investing needs.

  • Prabhat Chavda

    Equity Trader

    Mr. Prabhat Chavda is one the most experienced traders on the NSE and has been active in the stock broking business for over 30 years. Mr. Chavda began his career as a floor trader and his deep knowledge of the NSE has allowed him to build long-standing relationships with key HNW and institutional clients

RESEARCH

  • Joy D’Souza

    Head of Research

    Joy joined Apex in April 2016 as the Head of Research. She brings along over 5 years expertise in research. Joy holds a Bachelor of Science in Statistics degree from the University of Nairobi. She is also working towards CFA certification. Besides heading research, Joy is in charge of the banking, insurance and telecom sectors.

    jdsouza@apexafrica.com
    +254 (20) 760 2544

  • Abizer Sharafali

    Senior Research Analyst

    Abizer joined our team in 2013 as a graduate trainee and is now a Senior Research Analyst. He holds a BSc in Actuarial Science from the University of Southampton and is a member of the ACCA.

    He is also working toward the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Abizer currently handles the consumer, manufacturing and airline sectors.

    agulamabbass@apexafrica.com
    +254 (20) 760 2534

  • Harrison Gitau

    Research Analyst

    Harrison joined Apex in May 2016 as a Junior Research Analyst having interned at NIC Securities for 5 months. He holds BSc in Actuarial Science from Maseno University and is also a CPA Finalist. Harrison is in charge of the cement, investments and energy sectors.

    hgitau@apexafrica.com
    +254 (20) 760 2545

FINANCE, IT & COMPLIANCE

  • Regina Mwau

    Finance

    Regina joined Apex in 2007 as an assistant accountant and currently holds the position of finance manager. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and is a member of ICPAK; she has over 10 years’ experience in the fields of Audit and Finance.

    Regina oversees the smooth running of our finance department, and is responsible for the preparation of management accounts, liaising with internal & external auditors and settlement.

  • Rajesh Goswami

    IT & Infrastructure

    Rajesh joined our team in 2013, from a leading commercial bank in Kenya where he held the position of an assistant branch manager. Rajesh has broad experience in the local financial markets, spanning foreign exchange, banking and treasury.

    Rajesh’s duties include; ensuring smooth operation of our in-house IT infrastructure, building relationships with institutional and HNW clients and making sure that all client orders are handled efficiently. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (international) from ECU through AUSI.

  • Mary Maloba

    Risk & Compliance

    Mary joined our team in 2013 and brings along with her a wealth of experience, having worked as Head of Operations at Barclays Bank and Standard Chartered Bank for a combined period of 18 years. She possesses a broad range of specialist knowledge in the securities market.

    At ApexAfrica, she ensures that the company complies with all regulatory requirements while also serving as a risk manager. Her wide background in finance allows her to design effective controls to identify and mitigate key risks. She has International Capital Markets Qualification from Chartered Securities UK.

  • George Oluoch

    Client Relations

    George joined our team in 2013 as a graduate trainee and is now in charge of client relations. He has vast experience in customer relations and operations management of clients. George graduated from the University of Nairobi with a BSc in Geospatial Engineering.

  • Abisack Missoy

    Back Office

    Abisack joined our team in 2005 as a customer relations officer and is now in charge of back office operations.  She has vast experience in customer relations, back office operations and oversees post-trade support for institutional clients.

    Abisack holds a BBA in Finance from St Paul’s University, Nairobi.