Mr. Richard Kiplagat was appointed to the Board on 7th August 2020.
He is currently Chairman of the Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority Board and also sits on the boards of Brand Africa, GearBox, Aga Khan University Advisory committee, Heart Attack Concern Kenya and Akiba Group of Schools.
Mr. Kiplagat is the Group Director at Africa Practice (AP), a Pan African Strategic Advisory Firm with offices in London, Dar es Salaam, Perth, Casablanca, Johannesburg and Lagos. He is the Senior Stakeholder Advisor to business and government leaders particularly in the Infrastructure, Energy, Oil and Gas sectors and advises a portfolio of companies who have collectively invested in excess of USD 5 Billion in Africa. He was co-facilitator of the initial strategy workshops that led to the formulation of the African Union's Agenda 2063. Prior to joining the company, Richard worked with Microsoft Africa as the Head of Global Strategic Alliances and also worked with SAP as the East African Regional Manager.
He is a frequent contributor to both print and electronic media on Pan African issues and has spoken at conferences and facilitated panel discussions on a wide range of subjects. He is particularly passionate about unleashing the potential of a more integrated and collaborative continent, and the need for Africa to think about its human capital in a more holistic way, increasing investment in shaping a progressive mindset, ethics and values in addition to the existing investments in health and education. A concept he calls the "soft infrastructure" of development.
Mr. Kiplagat studied Economics and Political Science, with a focus on the economics of development at the University of Toronto Canada.