Jared has two decades of experience practising economist in the financial sector. Prior to joining FSD Africa, he had the dual responsibility of being the Director of Research and Policy at the Kenyan Bankers Association (KBA) and the Director of the KBA Centre for Research on Financial Markets and Policy®.
For nearly eight years in that role, he spearheaded analytical work on policy and market dynamics to support market deepening and policy engagement. The body of knowledge arising from the research work has supported financial sector players in Kenya and the broader East African in their strategic endeavour to drive the development aspirations of the region.
Jared’s passion and intellectual interest in finance as an engine of development was nurtured at the East African Development Bank where he served as Bank Economist for more than ten years.
Jared holds a Master of Science Degree in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi. He also has received post-graduate training in Project Financing Economics from Bradford University (United Kingdom), and Development Evaluation Economics from a joint Carleton University (Canada) – World Bank programme, Jared has also published numerous essays for technical audiences as well as for wider readership.