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Mr. Shamiah is the current CEO of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA). Prior to his appointment, he worked as the Director of Markets Operations at the CMA during which period he gained wide experience in operations of capital markets. He chairs various committees within the Authority including the Technical arm (CnF) and the Regulatory Sandbox Committee. He is also a Co-Chair of the Capital Market Master Plan Secretariat.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Mathematics from Egerton University and a Master’s in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Nairobi. He is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. He received his ICPAK commendation in 2013 as well as ICPAK Fellowship in 2016.

Mr. Shamiah chairs the Market Supervision and Risk Management sub-committee of the East African Securities Regulator’s Forum (EASRA) and sits in the Financial Stability Board Regional Group of Sub-Sahara representing Kenya and the capital markets.

He is an alumnae of the US International Visitors Programme and an Associate of Toronto Leadership Centre.  He has equally been the Chairperson of TC 68(Financial Services Technical Committee of Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).

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