Mutuma Marangu

Investor and Director
Forestry, Energy and Real-Estate Companies

Mutuma is a private investor and company director located in Nairobi, Kenya. He is involved in agriculture, forestry, non – renewable and renewable energy companies, as well as real estate, all focused in sub – Saharan Africa. From 2003 – 2016, he was a Director in Green Resources AS, the largest afforestation company in Africa.

Actively involved in the physical commodity sector for 25 years, Mutuma started worked at Glencore AG, where he spent more than 12 years of that time in London as a market analyst and physical trader. Prior to this period, he was a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley and commodity trader trainee at Philipp Brothers in New York.

Mutuma has a BA in Economics from Vassar College, NY, USA; an MPhil in Economics and Politics of Development from Cambridge University, UK, and an MBA in Finance from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA.

Mutuma has been involved in national committees in Kenya since 2012, having been specifically recommended by the Capital Markets Authority [CMA] of Kenya and formally appointed through published Gazette by the Kenyan Minister of Finance to work in collaboration with both the CMA and industry stakeholders for both A. development and B. implementation of the Capital Markets Master Plan [CMMP] that will provide a comprehensive vision and road map for the future development of the industry.

In terms of International Committees, Mutuma is an Inaugural Member of the London Stock Exchange Group – London Africa Advisory Group [LAAG] in 2015. Invited by the CEO to assist the LSEG’s in aligning its strategy with the opportunities that are available in the African continent. Further, it is hoped that LAAG will provide the LSE with greater insights on how it may be able to adapting successful existing initiatives with an African context, within all the African continent’s stakeholders.

Mutuma is actively involved in several charities in the field of education. He has been on the Board of SEO London, a UK registered charitable organization involved in placing and mentoring penultimate year students of diverse geographic, ethnic, religious and gender backgrounds in the field of investment banking. This has been followed up by participation as a member and Co – Chairman of the Vassar College President’s Advisory Council and the Vassar College President’s International Advisory Council. Mutuma is also serving on the Vassar College Campaign Steering Committee and Vassar President’s International Advisory Council.