Board of Directors

Founding Director & Chairman

Dr Richard Ronoh is the Founder and Chairman of Advanced Research and Business Consulting, a firm that specializes in applying advanced research, technology and analytical techniques to provide business solutions. He has a highly successful background in the achievement of increasing business and organization efficacy through management, innovation and automation.

He is an experienced lecturer, having worked for the now Maasai Mara University. He has helped a number of very successful companies in business modelling, business development, innovation and consulting for FINTECH solutions. He has professional experience of over 25 years spanning across various disciplines including but not limited to administration and management; financial services; corporate relations; resource Management; extensive supply chain in business development; Directorship in reputable companies; research and publications.
Dr Ronoh has also headed academic institutions. He is a member of the African Association for Public Administration and Management and a trained M&E professional.

He holds a doctoral degree in Educational Management, Administration and Policy.

Vice Chair Person/ Director Corporate Affairs and International Relations

Philomena B. Koech (Mrs) EBS

Philomena is a seasoned public servant with over 35 years of experience. She is the first female Provincial Commissioner in the Kenya Government. She served in Government for in various capacities such as Senior Deputy Secretary; Director of Administration in various Ministries including Office of the Vice President and Ministry of Home Affairs: Ministry of Agriculture: Ministry of Transport: Ministry of Labour: Ministry of Livestock Development and  Ministry of Agriculture: Livestock and Fisheries and she was Ag Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Livestock. Amongst other roles, she was the Chief Executive Officer of Nyayo Tea Zone Corporation.
She has sat in various Boards as Director in several State Corporations of the Ministries. These include Kenya Sugar Research Foundation (KESREF), South Nyanza Sugar Company (SONY), Kenya Sugar Board(KSB)  Betting Control Board,  Kenya Airports Authority(KAA) National Industrial Training Authority (NITA),  Kenya Dairy Board, (KDB) Kenya Meat Commission (KMC), Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre (KAGRC)  Trustee to National Social Security Fund (NSSF)  and Chairman  – Vision for Orphans and Widows (NGO).

She holds a Master’s Degree in  Business Administration from Eastern And Southern African Management Institute;(ESAMI) Tanzania. a Bachelors of Arts Degree from The University of Nairobi. She has undertaken various diploma courses in Diploma in Conflict Management – Israel -Palestine Conflict and; Diploma in Livestock Technology & Farm Management from Galilee International Management Institute – Israel.

She has received various awards such as Head of State Commendation, Elder of The Burning Spear( EBS);  Head of State Commendation Order of The Grand Warrior(OGW). She is among the pioneer PURPLE TEA growers in Nandi County and has tremendous experience in AGRIBUSINESS.

Operations Director

Mr. Elkanah Kingoina is a Director of Advanced Research and Business Consulting, a firm that specializes in applying advanced research, technology and analytical techniques to provide business solutions.

Elkanah has spearheaded several projects. Expertise in Competitively Positioning Brands, Products and Services Creative and  professional with over 15 years’ experience with a proven track record of successful trends in investment projects and portfolios from initial concept through completion.

He is Skilled and Innovative expert with the ability to develop systems for monitoring and evaluation of database for investment, performance of the investment, financial analysis and return on investment and display in a dynamic dashboard.

He holds a Masters degree in business studies

Director ICT & Project Management

Mr. Michael Osimbo is a Director of Advanced Research and Business Consulting, a firm that specializes in applying advanced research, technology and analytical techniques to provide business solutions.

He brings over 11 years of experience in Profit Centre Management, Software Development, Business Development, Telecom Projects & Operations, Channel Management & Key Account Management in the FINTECH Sector in Africa.

His experience spans various Fintech sectors, where through his leadership, he has brought up a mobile money ecosystem in Kenya, Angola and Eswatini riding on top of digital wallet technologies.
He has a strong command in the banking sector by providing secure mobile banking solutions across Africa.