Governance

Since 1896, KCB Bank group has grown to become the region's largest banking institution with an asset base of KES 607 billion (+USD 5.9B), a market capitalization of KES 142 billion (+USD 1.3B) and broad regional distribution in 6 Eastern Africa countries (over 269 branches, 11489 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 Annual 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. Community Social Development Report

    Board of Directors

  • Gen. (Rtd) Julius W. Karangi Gen. (Rtd) Julius W. Karangi Chairman ×

    Chairman

    General (Rtd.) Dr. Karangi is a retired General of the Kenya Defense Forces and currently the Chairman of National Social Security Fund, Board of Trustees. Until 4 May, 2015 he was the Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces which is the highest-ranking military officer in the Kenya defence forces and the principal military adviser to the President of the Republic of Kenya.

    Gen (Rtd.) Dr. Karangi has received military training in Kenya, the United Kingdom, India and the United States of America. He has earned his stripes in the Military starting as a Cadet in the Kenya Airforce to a Major General, Lieutenant General and General.

    Gen. (Rtd.) Dr. Karangi holds a Masters of Science (MSc) in Security and Risk Management from the University of Leicester (UK), a Honorary Doctorate on Humane letter (Honoris causa) from Kenyatta University and is also a recipient of several state honours namely Elder of the Golden Heart (EGH), Chief of the order of the Burning Spear (CBS) and Distinguished Conduct Order (DCO).

  • Dr. Obuya Bagaka Dr. Obuya Bagaka Director ×

    Director

    Dr. James Obuya Bagaka has extensive experience and expertise in Public Administration, Policy and Strategy.

    He has over 12 years’ experience in Public Finance and Budgeting, Governance, Capacity building, Research and Policy Development in both the public and private sectors. Currently, Bagaka provides advisory and consultancy services to public and private organization. Previously, Bagaka worked as the Technical lead on Governance and Institutional strengthening for a DFID-funded program: The Sustainable Urban Economic Development (SUED).

    He has a PhD in Public Administration (from Northern Illinois University, USA); M.A. Public Administration (Minnesota State University-USA); B.A. Political Science & Philosophy (University of Nairobi). He is also a Member of the Commonwealth Association of Public Administration and Management.

  • Anne Eriksson Anne Eriksson Director ×

    Director

    Anne has an MBA (Distinction) from the University of Warwick and is a Fellow of the Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants (FCCA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Accountants of Kenya (FCPA). She has led provision of audit and related advisory matters services to a wide range of regional and local organisations in various sectors. She recently retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), after 40 years, where she was the Regional Senior Partner and CEO for Eastern Africa and Senior Country Partner Kenya, overseeing 1,500 employees in six African countries. She is widely recognized as one of Africa’s leading professionals in the industry.

    She has advised Audit Committees and Boards on financial reporting and internal control matters, including risk and readiness assessment prior to implementation of major financial systems and processes. She serves in non-executive director positions on several boards, provides financial advice at a strategic level and mentors entrepreneurs.

  • Garang Diing Akuong Garang Diing Akuong Director ×

    Director

    Mr. Garang Diing Akuong holds a Masters Degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies - University of London and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Alexandria University in Egypt.

    He has served as the Republic of South Sudan Ambassador (Head of the Mission), to USA, Former National Minister of Energy and Mining, Commerce, lndustry and Investment,  Former Member of National Legislative Assembly, Member South-North Sudan Boundary Committee, Former Northern Bhar el-Gazal State Minister of, Health, Parliamentary Affair, Agriculture and Finance. He also has over 10 years’ experience working with International organizations in Sudan, for example the World Food Programme and Catholic Relief Services

  • Yacoub Leju Kenyi Yacoub Leju Kenyi Director ×

    Director

    Mr. Yacoub Kenyi Leju was appointed as a Board Member to the Board of KCB Bank South Sudan on 1st August, 2018. He is currently working as a Finance Secretary, South Sudan Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture, Juba from 2011 todate. He also doubles up as a Freelance Academician and Business Consultant in Juba from 2010 to date. Previously he was a Councilor, Juba City Council, South Sudan from 2011 to 2013, a Member of Parliament South Sudan Legislative Assembly from 2013 to2016 and worked as a National Air Traffic Control Officer, Sudan, Khartoum from 1985 to 2006. Mr. Leju holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from University of Juba, South Sudan and a Post Graduate Diploma, Commerce from Nilean University, Sudan.

    His areas of expertise are in Lobbying & Advocacy, Project cycle Management, Capacity Building, Strategies and Initiatives, Human Resource, Performance Management, NGOs & Government, Financial Management, Risk, Proposal Development, Income Generating Activities and Governance

  • Roba Waqo Jaldesa Roba Waqo Jaldesa Managing Director ×

    Managing Director

    Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It's about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers as Robin S. Sharma put it. This description undoubtedly matches our current Managing Director, KCB Bank- South Sudan.

    Roba Waqo Jaldesa, joined the bank in 1994 and brings a wealth of experience and expertise for his role. His main mandate is to provide overall leadership to business and company executive committee as well as develop and implement the company’s business strategy. He is responsible for driving business expansion and growth through innovative banking solutions designed to solve complex challenges. He is also actively involved in capacity building and has trained and mentored over 50 managers in all cross functional departments. This has propelled growth and cohesion of a high performing, motivated cross-cultural team that delivers beyond expectation.

    Mr Jaldesa graduated from Kenya Method University, earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration- Marketing option. He has also done a couple of banking courses including Credit and accounting, Customer Service, Business Development, HR-employee relations, Credit analysis, loan appraisal & financial analysis, Internal risk taking and risk mitigation. His mastery in banking is top notch.

    Previously, Roba has served as Head of Business Development- South Sudan, Senior branch manager, Operations manager and Project manager where is has continuously and successfully driven business growth for the bank and improved client satisfaction and retention.

    He is married, a family man who believes in utilization of full potential and instilling positive impact in the environment he is in, ultimately self-realization as a consummate leader.

  • Paul Russo Paul Russo MD NBK and Group Regional Businesses Director ×

    MD NBK and Group Regional Businesses Director

    Mr. Russo is the Group Regional Business Director, KCB Group Plc and the Managing Director, National Bank of Kenya (NBK), a subsidiary of KCB Group Plc. He was appointed the MD  in October 2019. He has over 18 years of work experience spanning executive and key roles including group HR Director (KCB Group Plc), Receiver Manager (Chase Bank), Head of HR (Barclays Standard Services – Barclays Africa), Regional HR Head and HR Change lead (Barclays Africa), Head of HR (Barclays Tanzania), Head of Human Capital (PwC), Chief HR officer (K-Rep Bank), HR Manager (Unga Holdings) and Acting Compensation and Benefits Manager (Kenya Breweries). Paul holds an MBA from Strathmore University Business School and a Bachelor of Business Management from Moi University. He also holds a senior executive program for Africa Certificate from Harvard Business School and a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Human Resources (Kenya).  Paul also serves as a director in the Boards of KCB Bank Uganda Limited, KCB Insurance Agency and KCB Capital Limited.

  • Lawrence Kimathi Lawrence Kimathi Director ×

    Director

    Lawrence joined KCB Group in May 2015 as the Chief Finance Officer. He has over 20 years senior leadership experience having worked in a number of multinational organization which include BAT, AIG and East Africa Breweries both in Kenya and UK.

    Lawrence holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States International University – Africa (USIU) majoring in accounting. He is a qualified Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPAK), a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and Institute of Directors. Lawrence is currently writing his MBA thesis at Warwick Business School (UK). Lawrence also serves as a trustee of the KCB Staff Pension Fund (Defined Benefit Scheme). He is a member of the KCB Bank South Sudan Limited Board and also serves as a trustee of the KCB Staff Pension Fund (Defined Benefit Scheme).

    OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS: Lawrence is a non-executive director in Pozin Investments Limited and Westacres Limited

  • Mary Oganga Mary Oganga Company Secretary ×

    Company Secretary

    Mary Oganga joined the Bank in 1993 and is currently working at Securities Documentation Centre as a Senior Legal Counsel. She is in Charge of Legal Documentation for Corporate Mortgage and Asset Finance Units she also supports KCB Group subsidiaries in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan in syndicated and project finance lending.

    She has also worked as the Ag. Company Secretary and Head of Legal and Compliance Uganda from 29th  January 2019 till 29th July 2019. She also worked in Legal Department from 2003 till July 2015 as a Legal Manager, Head Office and International Businesses.

    She has experience in Corporate Governance and Company Secretarial work since 2005 and has served as the Company Secretary of KCB Bank South Sudan, KCB Bank Rwanda, KCB Foundation, Procurement & Credit Committees (KCB Ltd), she has from time to time supported in carrying out secretarial duties for KCB Capital, KCB Investment, NBK Credit Committee and KCB Group Risk Committee. Experienced Legal Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the financial sector.

    Skilled in Corporate Law, International Law and Banking. On Professional qualifications and membership, she holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree and Masters in Law in Public International Law (LLM) from the University of Nairobi. She is an Accredited Governance Auditor and Certified Public Secretary from the Institute of Certified Secretaries and Certified Professional Mediator.

    She is also an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Commissioner for Oaths and a Notary Public. She is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, East African Law Society, Instituted of Certified Secretaries and an Alumnus of International Law Development Organisation (IDLO).

  • Ahmed Mohamud Ahmed Mohamud ×

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