AK Maina graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelors of Laws in 1990 and was admitted to the Bar on 28th November 1991. Mr. Maina registered as a certified public secretary in 1995. He is a fellow of the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya. He has over 28 years’ experience in both private and public sectors having worked as an In House Counsel and Company Secretary in transport and logistics and also the financial services sector. Mr Maina worked as the Group Company Secretary and General Counsel of a leading composite insurance Group responsible for 12 companies in 5 countries in the East Africa Region. He has enormous experience in transport and logistics (road and rail) having worked as the Company Secretary for Express Kenya Limited (NSE listed firm) and as Corporation Secretary of Kenya Railways.
He has been involved in complex legal commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions in various sectors. He was in the Team that negotiated the Kenya Railways concession to Rift Valley Railways and the financing of the same with international agencies.
Mr Maina served as the Managing Director of Kenya Railways for a period of six years ending January 2020. He oversaw the construction and commencement of the operations of standard gauge railway between Mombasa and Nairobi and the construction of Nairobi-Naivasha Section.