Our Board

Charles Field-Marsham, Founder, Chairman: Charles is a Canadian entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in building businesses in Africa. In 1991, he joined Credit Suisse First Boston in New York, he then lived and worked in Kenya between 1993 and 2003 where he started and acquired several businesses. More about Charles Field-Marsham.

Michael Fredrick Odera, Vice Chairman: Michael  joined the Board of KFC in November 2013 being appointed as Vice Chairman of the Company. He holds a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Nairobi as well as an MBA degree from the Thunderbird Graduate School of Business in Arizona USA. Michael worked with the Magadi Soda Company Ltd, now Tata Chemicals Magadi Ltd for 34 years. The last 4 years he worked as Managing Director of Tata Chemicals Magadi and retired in 2013. During this period he oversaw the successful transitioning of Magadi Soda Co Ltd to Tata Chemicals Magadi Ltd. Currently Michael serves as a Director on the Boards of Tata Chemicals Magadi Ltd as well as Tata Chemicals (South Africa) Pty. He is also Chairman of The Magadi Soda Foundation. He also serves as a Trustee on the Board of the Chandaria School of Business at the USIU.

Andre DeSimone, Non-executive Director: Andre is currently the Executive Director of Kestrel Capital, an investment bank that is also a member of the Naoribi Stock Exchange . Between 1997 and 2001, Andre was a portfolio manager at Zurich Scudder Investments in New York where he co-managed a Global Emerging Markets Equity Fund. From 2001 to 2003, Andre was at Kenol/Kobil Petroleum where he was responsible for new acquisitions and oversight of subsidiaries outside Kenya. Andre joined the Board in 2005 .He holds a BSc in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.