Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Kuramo Capital Management
Previously, Shaka served in a number of leadership roles at the $8 billion Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators (DMBA), most recently as a Portfolio Manager of Global Private Equity, Head of Fixed Income and Head of Emerging Markets across asset classes. Shaka also managed the investment efforts of DMBA Affiliates in Developed and Emerging Markets, including Africa. Prior to DMBA, Shaka was a Global Senior member of the Global Finance team at Agilent Technologies where he led finance teams in Asia, Europe, and USA. Shaka is the Chairman of NAS Foods in Ethiopia and former Chairman of Deseret First Credit Union. He is a Board member of the Marriott School of Management’s Advisory Board and serves on various other boards of companies in Africa.
Shaka holds a B.S. in Economics, an MBA from Brigham Young University, and a Masters in Government from Harvard University. He is a member of the CFA Institute.