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Paul Muthaura

Chief Executive, Capital Markets Authority of Kenya, Nairobi

Paul Muthaura has been leading the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) of Kenya since July 2012. In this period, the CMA has twice been recognized as the most innovative capital markets regulator in Africa. Mr. Muthaura is a member of the board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the vice chairman of the Africa and Middle East Regional Committee (AMERC) of IOSCO. He is also a member of the Consultative Committee of the East African Securities Regulatory Authorities (EASRA). At the national level, he sits on the boards of the insurance and pensions regulator as well as the Vision 2030 Delivery Board. He has previously worked as an emerging markets advisor with the general secretariat of IOSCO and as a senior commercial associate with the law firm of Daly and Figgis Advocates. In his time with the CMA, he has held the positions of head of Legal Framework, head of Enforcement and director, Regulatory Policy and Strategy. He is an advocate of the high court of Kenya, holds an LL.B. from the University of Warwick, an LL.M. in banking and finance law from the London School of Economics and political science, and a M.Phil. from the Maastricht School of Management.

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