Ruth Okal

Asset Manager: ILAM Fahari I-REIT

Ruth has over 16 years industry experience and is responsible for optimizing ILAM Fahari I-REIT real estate portfolio through asset management, market research, data analysis, revenue forecasting and industry reporting to inform business decisions. She was a key team member in setting up Fahari I-REIT which remains the only listed I-REIT in East Africa. She holds an MA in Property Management and Valuation and a BA in Land Economics both from University of Nairobi, and has been instrumental in the originating, negotiating and closing many property transactions. Ruth is both a Registered Valuer and Registered Estate Agent. She is a CFA Level 2 candidate. Ruth joined ICEA Lion Asset Management Limited in May, 2020 from STANLIB Kenya Limited where she had worked since 2013 managing assets for pension schemes, REIT and Insurance Companies. She had previously worked at Knight Frank Kenya Limited for 9 years, where she gained experience within Commercial Agency, Property Management, Valuation, Market Research, Feasibility Studies and Development Advisory. She is a Full Member and Examiner of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya and currently serves as a member of the Valuers Registration Board.