Meet the Team

The Team

Edwin H. Dande, MBA

Partner, Chief Executive Officer

Edwin is the Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer of Cytonn Investments Management Limited. Edwin has over 15 years of diversified financial services experience spanning investment banking, private equity, investment management, and real estate in global and regional financial services brands such as KPMG, former Lehman Brothers, Bank of America Securities / Merrill Lynch, and Britam Asset Managers. He holds a MBA, Finance Major from the Wharton School University of Pennsylvania and Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the Monmouth University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Grace W Weru, MBA

Principal Officer

As the Principal Officer of Cytonn Asset Managers, it’s my duty to lead the Fund Management teams on portfolio management and business development as we tap into investment opportunities. The portfolio under our mandate includes Unit Trust Funds, Pension Funds, Wealth Management for clients seeking tailor-made investment portfolios and Real Estate Investments and deliver attractive returns to our clients.

My background is Finance Management with over 17 years of experience in various industries, with a track record which includes driving growth opportunities through Business Development, Budgeting, and Financial and Liquidity Management Reporting, Operations Management in addition to working with the Board of Directors to steer the company into the right direction.

I have a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Strathmore University, in addition to a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Nairobi. I am also a fully Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

Michael Wamae

Technology Manager

"Automation is the key to unlocking new levels of innovation and creativity." - Jeff Bezos


As a Technology Manager at Cytonn, I have a strong background in information technology and a strong desire to drive organizational innovation and efficiency. I am responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of technical strategies and solutions that are in line with the business objectives.

I have a track record of successfully leading cross-functional teams to complete projects and have worked in a variety of industries, including investments, real estate, and finance. My expertise lies in project management, system design and architecture, and software engineering.

In my current role, I work closely with senior leadership to identify areas of opportunity for technological advancement and develop plans to implement new technologies. I also oversee the budget and resources for technology initiatives and ensure that all projects are delivered on time and within budget.

I am a strong communicator and possess excellent problem-solving skills, which allows me to collaborate effectively with team members and stakeholders at all levels. I am excited to continue driving positive change and growth through the use of technology at Cytonn.

Overall, the key to success at Cytonn is to be proactive, focused, and driven. By taking advantage of opportunities and working hard, you can achieve your career goals and make a positive change at the company.

Peter Kagwi

Assistant Manager, HR and Business Administration

As an Assistant Manager, HR and Business Administration, my day revolves around 3 key functions:

  1. Human resources management where I ensure efficient and effective management of staff members through recruitment, training, development and compensation among other roles.
  2. Business Administration. My job is to ensure that all Cytonn offices are fully operational in all aspects through office management and providing logistical support.
  3. Corporate procurement. Am responsible for the day to day procurement activities in the company


The role requires someone to be detailed, have strong administrative skills, ability to multitask and be ready to put in extra hours to deliver.


I hold a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree from The University of Nairobi. I started off my career as a human resources and administration intern at Cytonn Investments, where I learnt about human resources management and office administration functions. I had to put in extra working hours that included working late at night and over the weekend with small breaks in between. After the internship, I have worked in several other roles where I have gained valuable experiences.


My love for business administration has made me enjoy every moment of my work and the challenges that come with the position. If you are passionate about a profession, go for it and be ready to dedicate your time and energy to it.


If you would like to build your career in a fast-paced environment, join Cytonn Investments.

Lilian W Maina

Ag. Legal Analyst

A typical day at Cytonn for the Head of Legal majorly involves formulating and implementing legal strategy for ongoing Cytonn projects and new unchartered waters the Company is about to embark on. As head of the legal team, I do supervise my team members and ensure the department is adding real value to the company while also actualizing each member’s potential. There is, of course, almost always a colleague from another department seeking legal advice on one thing or the other or wanting the legal team to put out ‘legal fires’ they started. To be successful in this role you need grit as well as the discipline to keep growing your mind.

I am an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, with years of corporate experience from working at different organizations including Kenya Revenue Authority and Geothermal Development Company. I am currently pursuing a Certified Secretaries Certification as I work towards career growth and actualization.

To stand out at Cytonn, and basically anywhere else, you must be the guy that thinks outside the box; the solution finder where others have hit a roadblock.

Why a legal career? The Law is fascinating, to say the least. As a lawyer, you deal with different cases that pose all kinds of problems and in the process you have a better understanding of humanity and the society at large. I love my career as it allows me to do what I love best- solve problems and help people in the process.

My advice to anyone wishing to join Cytonn - Keep adding value to yourself and the right opportunities will find you.