Mr. Karina is the Founder and Chairman of Faida Investment Bank which is licensed by the Capital Markets Authority Kenya and a member of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Ltd. He is also the Managing Director, Faida Securities (Rwanda).
He is the Vice Chairman of the NSE and the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE), where he has played a key role in the setup of the RSE where he serves as the Chairman of the Market Operations & Development Committee. He is a Board Member of the Central Depository and Settlement Corporation (CDSC), where he serves as the Chairman of the Finance Committee. He is a Board Member of the NSE Clear, Trustee of both NSE Investor Protection Fund and NSE Derivatives Settlement Guarantee Fund. He is also a Board Member of the Kenya Industrial Estate (KIE), where he serves as the Chairman of the Finance Committee. KIE’s principal activity is to promote and facilitate industrialization through the provision of credit facilities, business development services and industrial workspaces in Kenya.
He is an accomplished Stockbroker, an information technology professional and a successful businessman. He plays other roles including; Chairman of Norwich Union Properties Ltd., Chairman of Association of Kenya Stockbrokers (AKS) Nominees Ltd and Founder Member of the Institute of Certified Investment and Securities Analysts (ICSIA). He is also a member of the Institute of Directors. He also served as Director of Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and Director at the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) as the Chairman of the Finance Committee.
Mr. Karina was instrumental in the establishment of the CDSC, the implementation of the NSE's Automated Trading System (ATS), the Wide Area Network (WAN), and the Broker Back Office (BBO) system, as the Chair of the implementation committees that spearheaded these developments in the Kenyan Capital Markets. He has broad experience in advising institutional and corporate investors, corporate finance consulting and research analysis. He holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Corporate Finance from the University of Liverpool, in the UK.
Mr. Karina represents the Association of Kenya Stockbrokers in the CDSC Board.