Mr. Gichana is a seasoned banker with a working experience in both microfinance and conventional banking spanning 24 years. He joined Maisha Microfinance Bank Limited in September 2015 as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. Previously Mr. Gichana worked at Faulu Microfinance Bank Limited as Head of Operations between 2010 and September 2015.

Mr. Gichana has also worked with Standard Chartered Bank of Kenya Limited in various positions, including Head of Branch Operations and Service Delivery responsible for the branch network, as well as Risk Enhancement Project Manager-East Africa.

Mr. Gichana holds a Masters of Banking and Finance (Microfinance Option), Masters of Business Administration (Strategic Management) and   a B.A. degree (Technology Management Studies option). He is certified by the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management as both an International Certified SME Finance Expert and Certified Expert in Risk Management, and is a CPA Part I holder.