valerieValerie Okinda is the Group Human Resources Manager.  She holds an MBA in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Arts (French and Secretarial Studies) from the Kenyatta University. 

Valerie’s career spans over 15 years and has worked in several industries.  Her HR career started at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has developed over the years into solid and hands-on specialization in employee relations (management of Unions and Unionisable staff).  Other companies that she has worked for include the Aga Khan University Hospital and the Federation of Kenya Employers. 

Valerie is in charge of formulation and implementation of HR Strategy, performance and talent management and development, employee relations as well as employee benefit management.  

bettyOver 14 years experience in Legal practice.
Mary Rebecca Ekaya (Mrs.) is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Commissioner for Oaths as well as a Notary Public.
Prior to joining Sovereign Group Ltd she was Company Secretary and Group Legal Officer in a Public Listed Company as well as held senior positions in the Insurance Industry.
Holds a Master of Laws Degree (LLM ongoing), Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Hons,) (Economics Major), Post Graduate Diploma from (Kenya School of Law) and is a Member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK).



bettyBetty Metto is the Chief Risk Officer. She leads the internal audit team responsible for providing an independent assessment of the Group’s internal controls and for making recommendations in support of the Group’s risk framework and business strategies.

Betty started her career at Deloitte and has more than 12 years experience in Audit and Financial Reporting.
Prior to joining SGL, Betty was the Audit Manager at Crowe Horwath EA where she has served clients both in Private and Public Listed companies in a wide variety of industries including Manufacturing, Agricultural, Retail, Financial, Real Estate and Non Governmental Organizations.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business Administration (Finance) from USIU and she is a Member of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA).

Joseph is the Group Chief Executive Officer. He holds a Masters of Business Administration (Strategic Management) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degrees from the University of Nairobi. In addition, he is a Certified Public Accountant (CPAK), Certified Public Secretary (CPSK) and a Certified Trainer on Corporate Governance.

He holds membership in the Institutes of Certified Public Accountants, Cerified Public Secretaries and the Institute of Directors Kenya.He has a distinct working career both in the private and public sectors with over 19 years of solid and hands-on strategic, business development, financial, operational and change management experience gained in diverse industries, 13 years of which have been in senior management and leadership positions.

Among the companies that he has worked for in various capacities are P&O Nedlloyd as Regional Change Manager-East Africa & Indian Ocean Islands, the Kenya Bureau of Standards as Managing Director and Urgent Cargo Handling Ltd as Managing Director.
As the Group Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for leading and ensuring strategy execution, optimizing group synergies, operational excellence, leading and overseeing projects, customer satisfaction, organizational culture change and continuous improvement initiatives.

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