Francis joined Kestrel Capital in 2018. Over the past 12 years, Francis has been actively involved in advising local and international money managers /investment banks on investment opportunities across East Africa. He has also actively participated in originating and structuring both public and private, equity and debt transactions. Prior to joining Kestrel Capital, between 2011 and 2018, Francis worked for Standard Investment Bank as Head of Research where he steered the setting up of the research department. Between 2006 and 2011, he worked for African Alliance Kenya as a Senior Investment Analyst. Francis has extensive knowledge of key industries; Banking, Insurance, Cement & construction, Hospitality, Telecommunications and Utilities. Francis was Awarded his CFA Charter (CFA®) in 2010. He holds a Bachelor of commerce (Finance Major) honours degree from the University of Nairobi and he is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA, England & Wales ). Francis serves as a Board Member at CFA Society East Africa and worked as a Part-time lecturer at Strathmore University between 2010 and 2017.