Fred Waswa is the Founder and the Group Chief Executive Officer of Octagon Africa Financial Services Limited. He is a seasoned pension expert with over 30 years of experience; with 20 years of these being in senior management positions. Fred has greatly contributed to the growth of the pension industry. He is credited for being instrumental in the formulation of the Retirement Benefits Authority regulations in 1999 to 2001 while working closely with the Federation of Kenya Employers and the Association of Retirement Benefits Schemes in making comments and recommendations on the initial draft of the regulations. He was also appointed by the Retirement Benefits Authority to Chair a Committee that set fees for service providers in the areas of interim administration, inspection and liquidation of pension schemes.

Fred holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Statistics and Computer Science from the University of Nairobi. He is also a certified Trustee, Trainer and examiner by the Retirement Benefits Authority and has presented pension papers across different platforms worldwide, notably at International Conference on Employee Benefits in London, Federation of Kenya Employer’s Forum, Association of Retirement Benefits Schemes, Association of Pension Scheme Managers in Addis Ababa, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda and East Africa Community Central Bank’s Pension Workshop. He is the author of Retirement Benefits Handbook published in 2015.