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Ayisi Makatiani

Mr. Ayisi Makatiani is an investor, entrepreneur, founder and head of Fanisi Capital, which manages a USD50M portfolio of high growth enterprises across East Africa.

Mr. Makatiani serves on the boards of Haltons, the leading pharmacy retail chain in Eastern Africa, Hillcrest International Schools, the leading set of British Curriculum Schools in Kenya, Sophar, a leading pharmacy wholesale and distribution business in Rwanda, Live Ad, a billboard advertising company, Turnkey Africa, the leading provider of enterprise software solutions for the insurance sector across Africa, East Africa Venture Capital Association and Barclays Life Assurance Company.

He was a founding chairman of JamboJet, the leading low cost carrier and also a board member at Barclays Bank of Kenya, founder and CEO of Africa Online Inc., Chairman at Ogilvy & Mather (East Africa) and vice Chairman of second largest Kenyan university Kenyatta University.

Founder and CEO

Kizito Makatiani

Kizito Makatiani is the Founder and CEO of Turnkey Africa Ltd. In his capacity as the founder and chief architect at Turnkey Africa, Kizito has been intimately involved in shaping the company’s creative and cultural vision. This has subsequently produced one of the most dynamic products in the market – TurnQuest Insurance Suite.

As the CEO he has overseen the company’s overall direction from inception up to its current position as the leading pan-African technology company that is one of the fastest growing companies on the continent.

Kizito has over 20 years of experience working with industry leaders across the continent and dealing with cutting-edge technologies. Drawing on this experience, Mr. Makatiani is regularly invited to speak on the subject at major events across the continent.

His most recent speaking engagements include; the Africa Insurance & Reinsurance Conf. (AIRC) held in Nairobi in July 2018 where he spoke on Ways Insurance Firms Can Fight Fraud, the 22nd AIO Africa Reinsurance Forum held in Balaclava, Mauritius in October 2017 speaking on the Impact of Digital Disruption on African Insurers and Reinsurers; the 3rd Annual Africa Bancassurance & Distribution Conference 2017, speaking on Customer Experience to Drive Digital Disruption; and the Ghana Insurance Association (GIA) 4th Life Insurance Conference 2017 where he spoke on Becoming A Digital Insurer.

Kizito holds a Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) in Chemical and Process Engineering from Moi University, Kenya. He is also a graduate of the Stanford Seed Transformation Program designed to support greater regional economic prosperity through leadership and innovation training.

He worked at Africa Online as a Billing System Administrator for three years before founding Turnkey Africa Ltd in 1997 with the aim of developing software applications for small and medium sized businesses in Africa.

Chief Technical and Operations officer

Shikoli G. Makatiani

Shikoli Makatiani is the Chief Technical and Operations officer of Turnkey Africa Ltd. He has over 20 year’s extensive experience in software engineering and product development. Shikoli is a technology visionary with a strong strategic view of the emerging trends shaping IT and business and a consummate expert in aligning technology with business goals.
As Turnkey’s CTO, Shikoli is responsible for harnessing the company’s culture of creativity, passion and technical expertise that has transformed the company into a hub of software engineering excellence. A dynamic leader, Shikoli’s keen business acumen and sharp technical skills are a motivating factor for the Turnkey fraternity to continuously strive for quality in bringing our solutions to market. This has helped transform Turnkey Africa into a strategic business partner to some of the largest insurance and banking institutions across the continent.
Shikoli is an ardent reader who is passionate about everything IT and regularly speaks on the subject at events around the continent. His most recent speaking engagements include: CIMA Kenya Roundtable, June 2018, presenting on Rethinking the Business Model in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) World; Pan African Bancassurance Conference, Accra Ghana, May 2018 speaking on Innovation to Drive Disruption in Bancassurance; Ghana’s National Insurance Commission CEO’s Forum in April 2018 on Data, The Ignored Asset; Nigeria Insurance Association (NIA) CIO conference 2017 on Path to a Digital Insurer; 3rd Annual Africa Bancassurance & Distribution Conference 2017 on Data-Driven Decisions; and National Insurance Commission (NIC) Ghana Data Conference 2016 on Data, The Hidden Opportunity to Increase Insurance Penetration in Ghana
He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science from North Eastern University, Boston, MA USA. He previously worked for Africa Online as the Systems Consultant and also at Corporate Technologies Ltd (USA) as a Senior Systems Consultant.

Finance and administration Manager

Winnie Kimotho

Mrs Winnie Kimotho is the Finance and administration Manager of Turnkey Africa Limited. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Andrews University, Solusi Campus, Zimbabwe and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya.
Winnie previously worked as an accountant at BOC Gases Kenya for a period of 2 years after having undergone a management trainee program with them for a period of 3 years. She joined Turnkey Africa Limited as a finance administrator and is currently the Finance and Administration Manager. In her current position she is responsible for financial reporting, analysis and operational management of the department. She is also responsible for general office and administrative duties in the company.


Lillian A. Munyendo

Lillian A. Munyendo (Mrs) is Turnkey Africa’s Center of Excellence (CoE) manager responsible for leading the way in exploring and adopting new technology tools, techniques or practices around identified critical areas of the company.
Lillian was promoted to this position from her previously position as the Professional Services Management (PSM) manager responsible for supervising all actions within the company’s customer service department. Before that she was the General Manager in charge of the Life Division responsible for the planning, organizing staffing, directing, coordinating, reporting and budgeting for the division’s development. Lillian who has worked with the company for over 15 years has also served in different capacity most notably as a Training, Support and Implementation manager, Project Manager and within the human resource and sales departments.
In her current position as the CoE manager, Lillian’s main responsibilities include providing thought leadership and direction, establishing and promoting best practices, research and development to provide appropriate recommendation, support and education, as well as strategic planning, execution, control and monitoring.
She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Chemistry from Egerton University, Kenya, and a Diploma in Business Management from Kenya Institute of Management.

Human Resource Manager

Ketry Kubasu

Ketry Kubasu (Ms) is Turnkey Africa’s Human Resource Manager responsible for developing and implementing HR programs within the company. Her responsibilities include recruiting and retaining the right people as well as helping align HR with Turnkey Africa’s overall business strategy to better anticipate and respond to customer needs and to maintain competitive advantage.
Ketry is passionate about sustainable growth and people development. She has extensive experience in strategy, finance and human capital services. She is also a trainer with diverse experience in various sectors and clients.
Beyond her work life, Ketry is a contributor to charity, she believes in giving back to the community and she is part of a group called Skills for Love which seeks to give back to the community and their pilot project was Dagoretti Rehabilitation Centre for Girls. She loves to read, travel and participate in outdoor sports.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and a Master’s in Business Administration. She is an ACCA finalist and a member of IHRM.

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