Dorothy Maseke Business Leader

Dorothy Maseke

Group Head of Risk and Compliance



Dorothy’s passion is to create a positive impact in people’s lives. She likes to promote collective endeavors that bring people together – locally and globally. An emerging futurist, sustainability enthusiast, certified coach, wife and mother of three, Dorothy aims to make a positive contribution to development in Africa. Dorothy started her career at KPMG within the Risk Consulting department, later moving to the financial services sector where she has been for the last 10 years. Dorothy currently heads the Risk and Compliance department at ICEA LION Group, one of the largest financial services groups in East Africa with interests in insurance, investments, pensions, trusts and properties.

Passionate about sustainability and sustainable finance, Dorothy is currently leading ICEA LION’s sustainability initiatives including ICEA LION becoming signatories to and implementing the UNEP FI’s Principles of Sustainable Insurance (PSI). Other initiatives include representing ICEA LION as the only Africa member to the UNEP FI Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Insurer Pilot Group as well as driving more signatories to the PSI -led “Nairobi Declaration on Sustainable Insurance” – a declaration of commitment by African insurance industry leaders to support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Dorothy was recently elected to the Board of the Institute of Risk Management, a global professional risk management body headquartered in the UK and chairs its Investment Committee. Dorothy holds leadership roles in a number of industry forums including being a co-founder of IRM East Africa’s Regional Group and has over the past 5 years been instrumental in the growth and positioning of IRM as the go-to professional body in Africa.  On the community front, Dorothy sits on the Board of World Vision Kenya, a Christian Humanitarian Organization.

Dorothy is a multiple awardee, with awards such as the Corporate Risk Manager of the year for two consecutive years (2017 and 2018) as well as a finalist at the Thompson Reuters Innovation Awards, 2018. In 2019, she was named one of the Top40Under40 Women in Kenya.

In her free time, Dorothy enjoys planning weddings and events and runs a cooking club.


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