founded Standard Investment Bank Ltd in 1995 as a licensed
stockbroker at the Hazina Office. James grew the business over the
years focusing on high value customer relationship management and
integrity. By 2000, the company had increased its volume of equity
trading business by a significant multiplier factor and sped up the
rankings table to the No 1 position well ahead of more established
and older stockbrokers.
2005, James steered the business into transaction advisory services
and over the next few years took leadership in this new area of
services as well. The company later secured an investment banking
license and in 2007 moved to the new Head Office and secured the Unit
Trust License. In 2007, the company traded KShs 20 billion. In
April 2008, the company had accumulated total shareholder funds of
KShs 750 million.
has previously served as Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Nairobi
Stock Exchange, a position he held for many years and served in the
important office of Chairman, Trading and Compliance Committee at the
NSE. He has led as Chairman in various committees at the NSE over
the last 10 years including being a director of the Central
Depository ad Settlement Corporation.
is the current Chairman of Pacis Insurance Co in Kenya and a Director
and shareholder in various other businesses. Prior to 1995, James was
a renowned commercial banker with National Bank of Kenya and he is a
graduate from the University of Nairobi.