John is an experienced economic and business consultant and has wide experience in economic, accounting, auditing and business management issues. Currently pursuing a PhD in Economics (University of Nairobi), and a PhD in Finance (Open University of Tanzania-OUT), he has a Master of Arts in Economics (University of Nairobi), a Bachelors Degree of Commerce (Finance Option-University of Nairobi), a CPA (K) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He has extensive experience in research softwares such as SPSS, STATA and EVIEWS. His work experience spans across sectors such as hospitality, banking, logistics and business consulting. He has previously worked a senior accountant (Hilton Hotel), Senior Auditor (Imperial Bank) and Head of the Internal Audit Department (SDV Transami Ltd).
Relevant Leadership, Employment and Consultancy Background
Current CEO & Team Leader – Finstock Consulting Ltd (Training and Consulting Firm)
Current CEO & Team Leader – Finstock Evarsity College Ltd ( E-learning College registered under Ministry of Education and NITA)
Director and Promoter-Wits Technologies Ltd (Software, Web development and ICT firm)
Director and Promoter-Finstock Finance Solutions Ltd (Accounting, Finance, Tax Consulting firm)
Principal Consultant-Development of a business plan for Premier Bank of Somalia
Principal Consultant-Feasibility study for UHT line for Mukuruweini Wakulima Dairy Ltd
Principal Consultant- Development of a business plan for NorthFront Technologies Mlugha edutech product
Patrick has background in finance and operations with key and special focus in businesses transformation. His recent and current passion is transformation of family owned businesses. As a strategic advisor, Patrick and his team have been instrumental in the strategic transformation of some leading businesses in Kenya. Powered by his skillful leadership and team oversight, some of the businesses have significantly grown their top line performance over a period of time as well as returning impressive cashflows. During his career, he has been a key influencer in the transformation journey of several organizations. Patrick and his team are currently managing the transformation journey of several businesses in Kenya whose combined estimated turnover runs into billions of Kenya shillings.
Previous leadership assignments include; Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) a leading professional and regulatory body in East Kenya, Director Private Sector, Enablers and Competitiveness at the National Economic and Social Council of Kenya a Government of Kenya top advisory body and think tank, Finance and Administration Director at Postbank the largest Government savings bank in Kenya, Finance and Administration Manager at Housing Finance Bank the leading mortgage house in Kenya, Chief Finance Officer at The Aga Khan Hospital the largest healthcare network in East Africa and has also worked in Financial Accounting and Operations Management in various companies.
Patrick is a holder of multiple academic qualifications including; PhD(Economics), PhD(Business Administration), MA(Economics), MBA(Strategic Management) and B.Ed(Hons). He also holds multiple professional qualifications as a; CPA(K) Certified Public Accountant of Kenya, CHRP(K) Certified Human Resource Professional of Kenya, CPS(K) Certified Public Secretary of Kenya, CIFA(K) Certified Investment and Financial Analyst of Kenya and CIPS(UK) Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional of UK. He is a member of various professional bodies which include; Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), Institute of Human Resource Management of Kenya (IHRM), Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK), Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts of Kenya (ICIFA), Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM), Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and Kenya Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)