Board of Directors

Dr. Rasik Kantaria, Chairman

Dr. Rasik Kantaria joined the Tausi Board in 1993 and was elected Chairman in March 2006.

A Bachelor of Science (Economics) graduate,Mr.Kantaria is also the Chairman of Prime Bank Limited, Leisure Lodge Beach and Golf Resort and First Merchant Bank, Malawi.

Mrs. Rita Thatthi, Managing Director
Mrs. Rita Thatthi joined Tausi in March 2003. She was appointed as the CEO and Principal Officer in January 2007. Rita holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting Option) from the University of Nairobi and is an Associate member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of England. She has worked in the Insurance industry for over 30 years, having started her career in 1983. She worked with Kenindia Assurance Company Ltd and Corporate Insurance Co. Ltd prior to joining Tausi Assurance Co. Ltd. Rita was promoted to the position of a Managing Director at Tausi on  February 2015.

Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 by Think Business Insurance Awards. Download

Mr. P.T Warutere, Director
Mr. P.T. Warutere joined the Tausi Board in March 2017. He is a development economist with over 30 years of experience in strategic communications and governance. He holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Business Administration from Maastricht School of Management in Netherlands, a Master of Economics and Social Studies degree from University of Manchester in UK, and a Bachelor of Education degree in Economics and Business Studies from University of Nairobi. He has worked in senior positions in several organizations, more recently at the World Bank Group. He is also an accomplished editor and writer on development issues. Mr. Warutere is also a director of Mashariki Communications and Mashariki Knowledge Academy.
Mr. Amar Kantaria, Director

Mr. Amar Kantaria joined the Tausi Board in June 2007 and chairs the Asset/Liability Board committee of the Company.

A Bachelor of Arts (Honours)graduate, Mr. Amar Kantaria has an MBA in International Management.

Currently the Executive Director of Prime Bank Limited.

Mr. Shantilal K. Shah, Director
Mr. Shantilal Shah joined the Tausi Board in May 2005 and chairs the Audit Board Committee of the Company.

A Bachelor of Commerce(Honours) graduate,Mr.Shantilal Shah is an FCA(Chartered Accountant, UK),an FCPA (Certified Public Accountant, Kenya) and a CPS (Certified Public Secretary, Kenya).

He is also a Director of Prime Bank Limited.

Mr. Biniam Yohannes, Director
Biniam Yohannes joined the Tausi Board of Directors on 13th December 2018. He has over 18 years of experience in private equity, investment banking and emerging markets. He is the Managing Director of Catalyst Principal Partners, a private equity fund that invests across eastern Africa. Biniam previously worked as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs focused on the infrastructure, technology, media, telecom and project finance sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Saint Anselm College, a Bachelor of Engineering and Masters of Engineering Management from   Dartmouth College.
Mr. Skander Khalil Oueslati, Director
Mr. Skander K. Oueslati joined Tausi Assurance Board on 13th December 2018. He holds a Master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and Engineering degrees from France’s Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. Prior to joining AfricInvest Group as a Senior Partner to oversee investments in Africa, he worked for BMCE Bank International in London and the International Finance Corporation in Washington DC, USA. Mr. Oueslati has extensive investment management experience as well as board experience, the latest being his nomination to the board of Prime Bank Kenya.
Dr. Steve O Mainda,Director

Dr.Steve O. Mainda holds a Doctorate (Honoris Causa) from the University of East Africa. He also holds a Master’s degree in Management from Princeton University and a Diploma in Management from Cambridge University and a Diploma in Education from University of East Africa, Makerere College. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Insurance of London and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors of London. Dr. Mainda has a wealth of experience in finance, Insurance, strategic management and education. He is currently the Group Chairman of Housing Finance Group of Companies and also the Chairman of Continental Reinsurance Company. He also sits on the Boards of several companies in East Africa. He has vast public and private sector management and leadership experience gained through assignments both locally and international. In recognition of his distinguished service, he was awarded “Elder of Burning Spear (EBS)” by the retired President Mwai Kibaki. Dr. Mainda served as the Chairman of Insurance Regulatory Authority for many years

Company Secretary,  Axis Kenya

P.O Box 764 – 00606 Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: +254 (020) 374 1236/7
+254 (020) 375 0112/3

Nalin Kothari

Nalin having been in private practice for many years has wide and varied exposure and experience in company law and company secretarial practice in Kenya. He has been the Company Secretary to a number of public companies including listed companies, private companies, multinationals overseas branches, charitable trusts and pension and provident schemes. He has given briefs in training programmes of client companies. He has been registrar for a number of listed companies and Bond issues. He has also provided company secretarial services for companies in Uganda and Tanzania. He is a Fellow of the Certified Public Secretaries, Kenya and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK and holds a degree in law. He is the founder member of the Council of Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and was appointed one of the first members of the Registration Board of Certified Public Secretaries.

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