Governance

Since 1896, KCB Group Plc has grown to become the region’s largest banking institution with an asset base of KES 595 Billion (USD 5.84 Billion) a market capitalization of KES 105 Billion (USD 1.02B) and broad regional distribution in 7 countries (over 265 branches, 13,562 agents and 962 ATMs).
Our commitment to sound corporate governance goes back to our very early days.

This commitment is reflected and explained in the KCB Integrated Report and also informs our day-to-day business behavior.

Our corporate governance report covers the following areas:

  1. Corporate Governance Statement
  2. Directors Shareholding
  3. Shareholder Profile

    Board of Directors

  • Adil A. Khawaja Adil A. Khawaja Chairman ×

    Chairman

    Adil Khawaja is a lawyer by profession with vast experience of 17 years in practice. He specializes in commercial, conveyancing, litigation and arbitration. He has experience in other legal areas such as dispute resolution, land and planning, environmental laws, complex restructuring, banking and security law, conservation and hotel management. Adil Khawaja is a partner at Hamilton Harrison & Mathews Advocates. He was appointed to the Group Board with effect from 3rd July 2012. He serves at different Boards such as Trustees Kenya Wildlife Service, Friends of Conservation and Care for the Wild Kenya. He is also an active member of Kenya Law Society and served as a member of National Environment Council from 2005 to 2009. 

  • Tom Ipomai Tom Ipomai Director ×

    Director

    Tom Ipomai is a Corporate Finance specialist, graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Computer Science at the University of Nairobi. Tom later did postgraduate studies at the University of Cambridge (Jesus College) as a Commonwealth Scholar studying for a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Management Studies. Tom eventually wrote his Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) examinations completing them in straight passes in two years and all by home study. Tom has previously worked in the Central Bank of Kenya, Barclays Bank in UK, Kenya and Zambia and Deloitte’s corporate finance advisory division. Tom currently works as the Chief Executive Officer of Ler Ltd, a real-estate focused Investment Company. He joined the KCB Group Board in July, 2013.

  • Henry Rotich Henry Rotich Director & Cabinet Secretary-Treasury ×

    Director & Cabinet Secretary-Treasury

    Mr. Henry K. Rotich (Julius Mutua as his alternate) is the Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury. Prior to this appointment, Rotich was the Head of Macroeconomics at the Treasury, Ministry of Finance, since March 2006. Under this capacity he was involved in formulation of macroeconomic policies that ensured an affordable and sustainable path of public spending aimed at achieving the Governent's development priorities. In addition, he was also involved in preparation of key budget documents including the Budget Statements, as well as providing strategic coordination of structural reforms in the area of fiscal and financial sector. Prior to joining the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Rotich worked at the Research Department of the Central Bank of Kenya since 1994. Between, 2001-2004, he was attached to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) local office in Nairobi to work as an economist. Mr. Rotich was also a Director on several Boards of State Corporations, including: Insurance Regulatory Board; Industrial Development Bank; Communication Commission of Kenya; and Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Mr. Rotich holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University. He also holds Master’s Degree in Economics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (First Class Honours), both from University of Nairobi.

  • Joshua N Oigara Joshua N Oigara Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director ×

    Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

    He was appointed as the KCB Group CEO on January, 2013. He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Bank prior to his appointment. He holds a Masters in Business Administration with a distinction in International Business Management from Edith Cowan University, Australia (2011), Bachelor of Commerce Degree, Accounting Option, from the University of Nairobi, Kenya (1997), Advanced Management Program Graduate from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France (2010). He is also a graduate of the Program for Management Development (JuMP), Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, North Carolina, USA (2006) as well as a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya, CPA (K), School of Accountancy, Strathmore University, Kenya (1997). 

  • Bonnie Okumu Bonnie Okumu Company Secretary ×

    Company Secretary

    She joined KCB as Head, Legal Services in January 2014. Before KCB, she was the Chief Legal and Regulatory Affairs Officer and Company Secretary at Telkom Kenya Limited - Orange. Prior to this she was the General Counsel and Company Secretary at Unilever where she oversaw the legal and company secretarial functions for 9 operating companies in 7 countries in Africa. until she joined Unilever, she was the Regional legal Manager for Nestle where she set up the legal department and led a team of lawyers in providing legal and tax advisory services to 14 operating entities in 20 countries in Africa. Earlier in her career, she was an associate at Hamilton & Mathews where she represented clients including banks, insurance companies and consumer goods companies. She holds an LL.B from the University of Nairobi, is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya as well as a Certified Public Secretary (CPS-K). She was appointed as Secretary to the Board in February 2016

  • Samuel Makome Samuel Makome  Group Chief Operating Officer ×

     Group Chief Operating Officer

    Samuel is KCB Chief Business Officer and MD Kenya. He has over 20 years experience in Banking Institutions and 10 years in executive management in strategic leadership and business development. Prior to joining KCB, he was the Managing Director, Equity Bank Tanzania. Other previously held roles include: General Manager, Equity Bank Limited; Executive Director, Bank of Africa (BOA), Uganda and Regional Head, Consumer Banking Operations for Africa, Standard Chartered Bank. He holds a Masters in Organizational Leadership from the International Leadership University, Nairobi, Kenya a BSc in Engineering from the University of Nairobi and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, London, UK (ACIB).

  • Andrew Kairu Andrew Kairu Director ×

    Director

    Andrew Wambari Kairu is a seasoned career banker spanning a period of over 30 years with extensive experience in corporate, institutional and investment banking. He also has a keen interest in corporate governance.
    Prior to his appointment as an Independent Non-Executive Director, Andrew was a Director and Chief Operating Officer at Ghana International Bank PLC, a London based and regulated commercial bank majority owned by the Central Bank of Ghana. He also worked for Citibank Kenya, Citibank Africa Regional Office and Citibank London in various and diverse senior management positions.

    Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Nairobi. He has also attended executive programs in Executive Development at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and in Corporate Governance at Harvard Business School, Harvard University.

    Management

  • Joshua N. Oigara Joshua N. Oigara Group Chief Executive Officer And Managing Director ×

    Group Chief Executive Officer And Managing Director

    He was appointed as the KCB Group CEO on January, 2013. He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Bank. He is a member of the KCB Group Limited and KCB Bank Kenya Boards. He is the Chairman of the Kenya Bankers Association Governing Council, The Energy and Regulatory Commission of Kenya and a member of the Vision 2030 Board. Having started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Audit and Business Advisory, Joshua has previously worked in various high level positions at Lafarge East Africa subsidiaries (Bamburi, Hima and Mbeya) and other corporates. He holds a Masters in Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce Degree and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya.

  • Samuel Makome Samuel Makome Group Chief Operating Officer ×

    Group Chief Operating Officer

    Samuel joined KCB Bank in 2013 and has over 20 years progressive experience in in banking, 13 of which have been at Executive Management level specializing in Strategic Leadership, Operations and Business Development. He previously worked in Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank and Equity Bank, at both regional and international levels in various parts of Africa, Asia, and the United Kingdom, which enabled him gain extensive experience and vast knowledge of the International, Regional and local banking environment.  He holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership from the International Leadership University, Nairobi, a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Engineering from the University of Nairobi, and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB) London.

  • Lawrence K. Kiambi Lawrence K. Kiambi Group Chief Financial Officer ×

    Group Chief Financial Officer

    Lawrence joined KCB Group in 2015 and has over 15 years progressive experience in Finance at senior and executive levels across many countries in various organizations. Mr. Kiambi’s prior role was at East African Breweries Limited (EABL) where he was the Group Supply Finance Director, responsible for 10 legal entities across 6 countries. He previously worked at AIG Property and Casualty (General Insurance) as the Chief Finance Officer.  Prior to that he worked at British American Tobacco (BAT) Ltd in the London head office and was Finance Director, Eastern Africa amongst other various senior capacities. Mr. Kiambi has also worked at Cadbury East & Central Africa, as the Finance and IT Director. He holds a Bachelor of Science-Accounting, from the United States International University Africa (USIU) and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya.

  • Joseph Kania Joseph Kania Group Company Secretary ×

    Group Company Secretary

    Joseph joined KCB Group in 2013 and has over 25 years’ experience as an Advocate of the High Court and 10 years’ experience as a Company Secretary. He holds an LLB degree from the University of Nairobi and is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He is a Notary Public, Commissioner of Oaths as well as a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya. He previously served as the Company Secretary at the Housing Finance Company of Kenya. Other roles previously held include Senior Legal Officer at the Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation and Legal Officer at Senator Cards/Southern Credit Corporation.

  • Leonard Mwithiga Leonard Mwithiga Director - Information Technology ×

    Director - Information Technology

    He was appointed the Acting Group Chief Information Officer on 10th June 2016, having joined the bank in April 2015, as Group Head of IT Service Delivery. Previously he worked as Director IT and Service Delivery, Chase Bank; General Manager Shared Services, Equity Bank; Head of Change and Performance, Barclays Bank of Kenya; Premier Head of IT, CDSC; IT Manager, Kenya Shell and having started his career at Kenya Airways, in 1996.
    Leonard is a PhD finalist in Business Administration, University of Nairobi, School of Business, specialising in Strategic Information Systems. He holds a MBA (2002) in Management Information Systems from University of Nairobi School of Business and a Bachelors of Science, Physics (major), from Egerton University, 1995. He has also undertaken numerous technical and executive professional courses.
    He is a seasoned and passionate transformational leader, with a focus on service delivery.

  • Paul Russo Paul Russo Group Human Resource Director ×

    Group Human Resource Director

    Paul is currently the Group Human Resource Director at KCB Group Limited. He sits in KCB Group Board HR Committee and KCB Group Board Audit Committee. He is a Board Member of KCB Uganda Limited.

    Paul has progressive Senior and Executive Leadership experience with extensive involvement in enterprise service delivery, organizational design, human capital optimization, employee relations, people transformation and change. He has held national and regional roles in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Africa Regional Management Offices. He has worked for Barclays, PricewaterhouseCoopers, K-Rep Bank, Unga Holdings Limited and East African Breweries Limited.

    Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts (Business Management) (Hons) from Moi University, Kenya; a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management from Institute of Human Resource Management, Kenya; and an MBA from Strathmore Business School, Strathmore University, Kenya.

    Paul was named Top 100 Global HRD at 2015 World HRD Congress held in Mumbai, India. He was also named 13th in 2012’s  ‘Top40Under40’ by the Business Daily, in Kenya, in a business survey that aims to recognise young corporate professionals making impact in the corporate world, their communities and most importantly those to watch out in future leadership.

    Paul volunteers as a Trustee at SOS CV Kenya and Friends of Lake Turkana (a community based Trust whose mission is to foster social, economic and environmental justice in the Lake Turkana Basin’).

  • Apollo Ong'ara Apollo Ong'ara Director- Credit ×

    Director- Credit

    He joined KCB Group in 2012 as the Head of Credit in Tanzania and is currently serving as the Director Credit for KCB Group based in Kenya.  He is a graduate of Economics and Business Studies from Kenyatta University Nairobi, and Associate Chartered Institute of Bankers [ACIB] London. He started his career as management trainee Barclays Bank Kenya, and has played Relationship Management, Credit and Risk Management roles in ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Kenya, Citigroup N.A. Kenya, Commercial Bank of Africa Kenya, Barclays Bank Ghana and Family Bank Kenya.

  • Jane Mwangi Jane Mwangi KCB Foundation Director ×

    KCB Foundation Director

    Ms. Jane Mwangi was appointed as the Director KCB Foundation in July 2015. She is an employee of the KCB Group Limited and serves in the board of KCB Foundation as a trustee.  Jane Mwangi is passionate about designing development solutions that work. She has experience spanning over 30 years in the International development giving her a unique edge to identify and steer ideas from concept to reality.  She previously worked with the USAID Mission in different capacities serving the East and Southern African region. She designed programs that built alliances between the US Government and Private Sector for the purpose of accelerating and sustaining development.

    Jane is a multiple graduate of the United States International University-Africa; She holds an MBA in Finance with a minor in Strategic Management and a BSC (Cum laude) in Accounting.

  • Judith Sidi Odhiambo Judith Sidi Odhiambo Group Head Of Corporate And Regulatory Affairs ×

    Group Head Of Corporate And Regulatory Affairs

    She joined the Bank in 2006 as the Corporate Communications Manager and is the current Group Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs. She leads the reputation management and strategic communication of the Bank having served in similar roles in the water and transport sectors. She has over 20 years’ experience in public relations, strategic communication, media relations, stakeholder engagements, sustainability and events management.  She holds a Masters in International Relations from United States International University (USIU), Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Daystar University and a Diploma in Journalism from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication. She is a Board member of KCB Insurance Agency and represents the Bank in industry-related forums among them Kenya Bankers Association.  

  • John Mukulu John Mukulu Group Chief Risk Officer ×

    Group Chief Risk Officer

    John joined KCB  in 1990 as a management trainee and has served in various roles including Head of Portfolio Management and Senior Credit Analyst.  Prior to his current appointment in August 18th 2017 as the KCB Group Chief Risk Officer,  John was  the Acting Chief Risk Officer and previously the Head of Lending Risk Acting Director- Risk.  He is a graduate of Economics  from SGGS College , New Delhi and BA in Banking and Finance,  University of Sunderland . In his current position, John  is responsible for coordinating the Bank’s Enterprise Risk Management framework  and ensuring full compliance  with applicable regulation.

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