Mr. Kariithi is the former CEO of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), and Corporate Finance Director of Barclays Bank of Kenya where he headed the team responsible for Capital Market activities in East Africa and managed Barclays Merchant Finance Ltd (BMFL).
He holds an MBA from University of Toronto – Canada and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK). In 2001, Mr. Kareithi was inducted to the World Economic Forum as a Global Leader of Tomorrow. He has been a member of the Capital Markets Development Committee – an official committee of the East African Community; a Governor of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance, the umbrella body for the private sector in Kenya, an Advisory Council Member of the Private Sector Corporate Governance Trust, a member of the Association of Financial Analysts governing council and remains Chairman of the advisory board of the University of Nairobi, Finance Students Association.
He holds multiple directorships including, Director of AIB Capital, Director of Heri Limited and Managing director of KARMA Management Services.