Centum Investment Company Group has appointed Brenda Mbathi as the inaugural CEO of its fully-owned subsidiary, Two Rivers International Finance & Innovation Centre (TRIFIC).
Prior to the new role, Mbathi was President and CEO of General Electric (GE) East Africa. She has over three decades of experience in various fields including general management, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Sustainability, and Inclusion as well as Equity and Diversity. She is expected to deploy her skills, vast knowledge, and experience to turn TRIFIC into an international investment hub.
Commenting on the appointment, Dr James Mworia, Centum Investment Company Group CEO said, “Brenda’s key focus will be operationalizing TRIFIC into a vibrant Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and investors’ gateway of choice in Africa.”
Mbathi said, “I am excited to be part of the TRIFIC story, this Special Economic Zone (SEZ) has all the ingredients to become a world class investment hub and we’ll put all our efforts into making this happen.”
Justus Kariuki Mate appointed COO of TRIFIC
Centum Investment Company Group has also appointed Justus Kariuki Mate as TRIFIC’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). He was previously the Executive Vice President at Tatu City, a private SEZ located in Kiambu County, where he spearheaded the operationalization of the zone.
He has more than 23 years of cumulative work experience, including 13 years in public service and a decade in senior management.
“The appointments of the TRIFIC executive team and the successful acquisition of assets from Two Rivers Development Limited (TRDL), including development rights on the Two Rivers land, means it is now all systems go at the Special Economic Zone,” said Mworia.
The SEZ gazetted area spans over 64 acres and includes the TRIFIC Tower annexed to the Two Rivers Mall. Centum has reported that TRIFIC has already garnered significant investor interest, with inquiries coming from diverse sectors such as BPOs, fintechs, insurance, finance and investments, consulting firms, and more.