Ronarld Karauri Biography

Ronarld Karauri is the CEO of sportpesa a betting company that was incorporated as a Limited Liability Company on the 23rd of January, 2012​. He is a former Airline Captain at Kenya Airways.

Ronarld Karauri Education Background

He attended Harambee Primary School in Buruburu for his primary education and later joined Mangu high school for his secondary education. He finished O level in 1996, scoring an A- in KCSE, which earned
him a slot at the University of Nairobi to pursue mechanical engineering. He dropped out. In 2002 he applied for the Kenya Airways Ab Initio Pilot Trainee programme as a pioneer cohort.

Ronarld Karauri Job History

January 2015- Present: Chief Executive Officer CEO of sportpesa

Sportpesa is the brand name of Pevans East Africa, an indegenious Kenyan company made in Kenya. It was incorporated as a Limited Liability Company on the 23rd of January, 2012​.

The company is authorized ​and regulated by the Betting Control and Licensing Board of Kenya under the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act, Cap 131, Laws of Kenya under License number: 806 to operate sports betting

January 2009- December 2014: Airline Captain at Kenya Airways

January 2003- December 2008: Airline pilot at Kenya Airways

Ronarld Karauri Career

He got his inaugural piloting drill in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He became a co-pilot for six years and captain extraordinaire for five, summing up a decade-long career at Kenya Airways, from 2004 to 2015.

He is a co–owner of an East African Breweries Limited beer and spirits distribution company located in Nairobi and the owner of entertainment joint Skylux Bar and Lounge.

Ronarld Karauri Sportpesa

Sportpesa is the brand name of Pevans East Africa, an indegenious Kenyan company made in Kenya. It was incorporated as a Limited Liability Company on the 23rd of January, 2012​.

The company is authorized ​and regulated by the Betting Control and Licensing Board of Kenya under the Betting, Lotteries and Gaming Act, Cap 131, Laws of Kenya under License number: 806 to operate sports betting

Sport pesa is a betting partner with Arsenal Football Club and has entered a three year sponsorship deal with Hull City- The first Kenyan brand to appear in the UK Premier League

“The English Premier League has almost five billion viewers (it is estimated each Premier League game is watched by over 10 million people globally) so SportPesa will be visible in other countries, so it’s the best marketing tool for us,” Karauri told How we made it in Africa.

In February 2015 he was appointed CEO of sportpesa.
“I’m a poker player who loves the Texas Hold’em (game). One day at a casino, a friend in the gaming industry came up with the idea and I said I was interested and would like to partner with him,”

To ignite the business into motion, Karauri placed a bet of Sh25 million, proceeds from a parcel of land he had purchased for Sh2 million — it appears he won his jackpot before he ever handed a check to a SportPesa jackpot winner.

“I own six per cent of SportPesa. We have a number of local and foreign shareholders,” he confides. At the helm of SportPesa, he has turned the company’s fortunes around.

The firm is now mulling over being listed at the Nairobi bourse — the company having remitted to the taxman over Sh1.6 billion in taxes last year alone compared to Sh800million in the corresponding year.

SportPesa has over two million registered users, and has employed 250 staff, most of them youth. “My passion is sports development, to achieve the goals we have set,” shares a confident Karauri.

Ronarld Karauri Family

  • Ronarld Karauri is married with two kids a son and daughter.

Ronarld Karauri Photo

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Ronarld Karauri Video

https://youtu.be/HJMnSDEA0yE

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