Daniel Kamau, 39

CEO

Fusion Capital
My Story

Daniel rose rapidly through the ranks from a sales executive at Fusion Capital to head the local private equity firm in just under 10 years.

The Daystar University alumnus who honed his skills interning at the British Venture Capital Association is a leading figure in the growing participation of Kenyan private equity funds in real estate deal structuring, management, and marketing.

Since he took over the reins of the company in 2016, the 39-year-old has led the firm in deal sourcing, structuring, and management of several properties in Kigali and Nairobi.

His leadership has won him accolades for ethical leadership, underscoring what he thinks is needed in the Kenyan real estate space and private equity space.

"“Ethical leadership is key because it plays a big role, especially in real estate. It determines how you run the real estate company, how you do valuations.”"

“Ethical leadership is key because it plays a big role, especially in real estate. It determines how you run the real estate company, how you do valuations.”

The biggest challenge in real estate space, he opines, is unrealistic valuations by landowners and property developers which have driven housing prices out of reach of many Kenyans.

He also cites the unavailability of mortgages and a bad reputation among developers who fail to deliver on projects, making it harder to have flexible financing for home buyers.

His ability to focus, break down difficult tasks, and thoroughness in transactions has helped him navigate this space despite the challenges.

In his free time he likes to climb mountains and having conquered Mount Kenya, he has set sights on Mount Kilimanjaro next year.

Otiato Guguyu