Francis Ogutu

Francis Ogutu is a founder-director of the private equity investment firm, Cassia Capital Partners Limited (previously known as RMB Capital East Africa Limited).

Prior to co-founding Cassia Francis co-founded Lattice Consulting Limited (, a boutique corporate finance, project finance and strategy consultancy firm focusing on small and medium enterprises, and served as its Managing Director between 2003 and 2007.

Francis was previously a manager in the PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance & Strategy Practice in Nairobi, and an executive in the PricewaterhouseCoopers Telecommunications Project Finance team in London.  He holds an MBA with finance special from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.  He also holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Egerton University (Kenya).  His work experience includes: private equity investment, corporate and project finance advisory, privatisations and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).

Francis’ Pan-African network has been developed from projects executed in the EAC countries and in Ethiopia, Mauritius, Madagascar, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana and Nigeria. His industry experience includes insurance, banking, agriculture, energy, telecoms, microfinance, real estate, mining, retail, construction, manufacturing and Government services.