In Ciru’s role, she will oversee the commercializing of the entire Garden City estate, with a goal of maximizing the value of the portfolio; that includes a premier retail mall(Garden City Mall), modern residential units(Garden City Residences) and Garden City Business Park with Grade A office space opening in 2019, among other soon-to-be launched projects.
Ciru has over 13 years of combined experience in financial analytics, business development and project management, across healthcare and real estate industries.
Prior to joining Garden City, Ciru worked at RE/MAX in the USA, where she dealt with both commercial and residential real estate projects, including working on restructuring complex real estate transactions in North Carolina.
Ciru holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from Boston University (Boston, USA). She also holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and a Masters in Finance, both from Bentley University (Boston, USA).
Mumo is the Development Director for Garden City for the last three years, overseeing asset, project and overall development management of the GC retail center(Garden City Mall), Residences and the 15-acre Garden City Business park. His role includes; leading feasibility studies, market research, design management, budget control, preparation and management of development strategy, managing PR, marketing and communication.
He has eight years of Real Estate experience. Prior to this, Mumo worked with a local leading architectural firm, PLANNING Systems Services where he helped spearhead award winning projects in the residential and hospitality sectors.
He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Nairobi and a MSc. in Real Estate from Henley Business School, University of Reading.
An ex-banker by profession, Krupa has over eight years of involvement in Sales.
Her time in both the Finance and Real estate industries has helped her gain in-depth knowledge of product development, client management and investment services, especially within the local mortgage and property market. Krupa has worked on both ends of the spectrum, having dealt with Real Estate Developers, as well as individual and institutional buyers.
Prior to joining Garden City, Krupa worked with Standard Chartered Bank, where she managed private wealth for high net worth Individuals across numerous different markets.
Group Head of Finance
Jackline has over thirteen years of experience specializing in new business ventures. Having a strong background in financial governance, she has managed to spearhead the development, commercialization and financial control aspect across the Fintech and telecoms sectors (Nokia and Samsung). Prior to joining Garden City, Jackline worked with Interswitch East Africa (K) Ltd as the financial controller for East Africa.
She holds a Master’s of Science degree from The University of Nairobi, a Bachelors of Commerce double major degree from Strathmore University. Additionally, she is a certified accountant of Kenya registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (ICPAK) and Association of Women Accountants of Kenya (AWAK).
Head of Corporate Planning
Lucas has over eight years of corporate finance and project finance experience. Prior to joining the Garden City development team, he worked at Quantum Power East Africa where he was in charge of investment analysis and appraisal, capital structuring, tax structuring as well as leading project financing negotiations on their local power projects for four years. Lucas started his career in the Transactions Advisory Department of KPMG East Africa where he worked on business valuations, buyer and seller due diligence engagements, debt and capital restructuring, and market feasibility studies across the East African region.
Lucas holds a BEng in Civil Engineering from McGill University and is an ACCA Chartered Accountant. He is currently pursuing an Executive MBA at Strathmore University.
Mayur holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from India and has more than 20 years of experience.
Mayur joined Shapoorji Pallonji Group in August 2018 as Additional General Manager – Operations. His role involved overseeing all the operational work for international Projects in Sri Lanka and Kenya.
Prior to joining, Mayur has worked with Tata Housing for their India, Sri Lanka and Maldives residential projects.
Mayur has versatile experience in contract, cost and project management works.
Group Marketing Manager
Claire Chege has over eleven years of experience specializing in creating marketing and communication strategies as well as content management systems for businesses across the financial, government, and non-profit sectors.
Prior to joining Garden City, she had her own marketing and communication consulting firm, providing strategic and advisory services. She has previously worked in leading international marketing agencies such as Squad Digital of WPP Scangroup and oversaw the marketing divisions for leading e-commerce enterprises in Kenya and West Africa.
Claire holds a BA in International Relations and Economics from the University of Reading and an MA in Human Rights and Global Ethics from the University of Leicester.