Luke Ombara is currently Director, Regulatory Policy and Strategy, at the Capital Markets Authority, where he provides overall strategic leadership in Research, Policy, Strategy, Product Development, Regulatory Affairs and Investor Education functions. He has risen through the ranks, having joined the Authority in 1995 as a Graduate Trainee.
He has held various posts at the Authority including heading its research, market infrastructure and product development departments. Luke is a senior economist and policy analyst with over 22 years’ experience in capital markets research and policy formulation, during which period he has developed more than thirty research and policy advisories focusing on gaps in the securities, investments and derivatives. He is also a Balance Score Card Professional.
Mr. Ombara served as the NSE Demutualization Champion between 2010 and 2011 and as Project Manager for establishment of a Derivatives Market in Kenya between November 2012 and December 2015. He currently chairs the Capital Markets Master Plan Implementation Committee (CMMP-IC) and Capital Markets Master Plan Steering committee (CMMP-SC) Secretariat. Additionally, he serves as a Member of the Technical Committee of the Financial Sector Regulators Forum; as an Associate Member of the Toronto Leadership Center; and as alternate to the Chief Executive on the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
Luke is an ardent soccer fan, relishes a broad genre of contemporary and classical music, as well as an avid reader of innovative publications.