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

  • General Joseph Raymond Kibwana, (Ret)EGH CBS General Joseph Raymond Kibwana, (Ret)EGH CBS Chairmain ×

    Chairmain

    He joined the Board in June 2012, and he is the Chairman of the Strategy Committee and a member of the Procurement Committee. An Alumni of the Britannia Royal Naval College, the US Naval Staff College and the US Naval War College, he retired from the Kenya Armed Forces in 2005 having served as the Chief of the General Staff (2000-2005), the Commandant of the National Defense College (1998-2000) and the Commander of the Kenya Navy (1988- 1998). Upon his retirement from active duty, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kenya Ports Authority (2005-2008). He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kenya Trade Network Agency.

  • Charity Muya-Ngaruiya Charity Muya-Ngaruiya Director ×

    Director

    She joined the Board in June 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi. She is a Fellow of Certified Accountants (FCCA), Certified Public Secretary (CPS) Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She holds a Certificate of Advanced course in Investment Banking. She is a trainer in Governance, Member of Institute of Directors, Honorary member of the Institute of Financial Analyst. She is a Management and Financial Restructuring expert having over thirty five years experience in financial management, information management system, financial internal control system, financial accounting and reporting, corporate restructuring, project management and privatization. She has served as a council member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the Registration of Accountants Board, member of the Examination Committee of Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examination Board. She is the Chairman of the Group Audit Committee and also serves in the Risk, Information Technology and Human Resources Committees and as Chairman of KCB Bank South Sudan Board of Directors.

  • Dr. Obuya Bagaka Dr. Obuya Bagaka Director ×

    Director

    Dr. Obuya Bagaka has over 12 years’ experience in Governance, Public Finance and Budgeting, Devolution, Capacity Building and Policy Development and Monitoring and Evaluation in both the public and private sectors. Previously, Bagaka headed a World-Bank funded program on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for the South African based Center for Learning on Evaluation and Results. He also held a senior position at the Kenya School of Government as Head of Research and Advanced Training. Until recently, Bagaka was the Institutional Strengthening Lead for a DFID funded program (Sustainable Urban Economic Development [SUED]) which supports the growth of the private sector as the engine for economic growth for sustainable development. Beyond providing advisory services to governments in Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia, Bagaka has widely consulted for USAID, DFID, European Union, UNDP and the World Bank on governance and capacity development. Currently Dr. Bagaka serves as a sub-Saharan resource person and trainer for the United Nations Systems Staff College (UNSSC) based in Turin, Italy. Dr. Bagaka has a PhD in Public Administration from Northern Illinois - USA (2009) and a Masters in the same field from Minnesota State University – Mankato, USA (2004). He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Nairobi in Political Science and Philosopy (2001). Bagaka is an accomplished writer and regularly contributes opinion pieces in the Daily Nation on governance and public policy issues.

  • Yacoub Kenyi Leju Yacoub Kenyi Leju 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.

  • Lawrence Kimathi Kiambi Lawrence Kimathi Kiambi 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

  • Roba Waqo Jaldesa Roba Waqo Jaldesa Managing Director South Sudan ×

    Managing Director South Sudan

    Roba Waqo Jaldesa, joined the bank in 1994 where he served as Head of Business Development- South Sudan, Senior Branch Manager, Operations Manager and Project Manager. He was appointed as the Managing Director, South Sudan, in 2019. Mr. Jaldesa, a graduate of Kenya Methodist University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration- Marketing. He has further trained in a number of banking courses which include: Impact for Leadership, Credit and Accounting, Customer Service, Business Development, HR-employee Relations, Credit Analysis, Loan Appraisal & Financial Analysis, Internal Risk Taking and Risk Mitigation. 

  • Mary Oganga Mary Oganga Company Secretary ×

    Company Secretary

    She joined the Bank in 1993 and is currently working at Security Documentation Centre as a Legal Documentation Manager from 2015. She also worked at Legal Department till July 2015 as a Legal Manager. 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.

    Experienced Legal Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the financial sector. Skilled in Corporate Law, International Law and Banking.

    She is 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 Alumni of International Law Development Organisation (IDLO).

    She was appointed the Company Secretary of KCB Bank South Sudan in August 2016 todate. She was also the Company Secretary of KCB Bank Rwanda from 2013 to February, 2016.

    Management

  • Roba Waqo Jaldesa Roba Waqo Jaldesa Managing Director South Sudan ×

    Managing Director South Sudan

    Roba Waqo Jaldesa, joined the bank in 1994 where he served as Head of Business Development- South Sudan, Senior Branch Manager, Operations Manager and Project Manager. He was appointed as the Managing Director, South Sudan, in 2019. Mr. Jaldesa, a graduate of Kenya Methodist University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration- Marketing. He has further trained in a number of banking courses which include: Impact for Leadership, Credit and Accounting, Customer Service, Business Development, HR-employee Relations, Credit Analysis, Loan Appraisal & Financial Analysis, Internal Risk Taking and Risk Mitigation. 

  • Granton N. Weta Granton N. Weta Head of Finance ×

    Head of Finance

    Granton joined the bank in April 2007. He is currently the Head of Finance for KCB Bank South Sudan and a sitting EXCO member. Granton in his role is also the lead person in Strategy and planning for the subsidiary and the Chairman of Tender Committee.

    Granton has 11 years of useful experience in financial reporting and management. He is a holder of Masters in Economics and a bachelor’s degree in the same field. Granton is also a certified member of ICPAK /ACCA.

  • Joanita Lunkuse-Jaggwe Joanita Lunkuse-Jaggwe Head of Risk  ×

    Head of Risk 

    Joanita is currently the Head of Risk & Compliance and a member of the bank’s Executive Management Committee. She also sits on the Board Risk Committee of KCB Bank South Sudan.

    Joanita joined KCB Group in 2014 as the Operational Risk Manager with KCB Bank Uganda. Previously, she had worked with Barclays Bank Uganda and served in several managerial roles in Risk Management, Governance & Control as well as main stream Banking Operations. She brings more than 15 years of experience in the Banking Industry.

    Joanita is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants [ACCA] and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science [MSc] in Strategic Planning with Edinburgh Business School, Heriot- Watt University and also holds a Bachelor of Science [BSc] in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Consumer Credit Skills from the Chartered Banker Institute –UK.

  • Charles Kizito Otwori Charles Kizito Otwori Head of Audit ×

    Head of Audit

    Charles joined KCB Bank in 2006 and has 2 years’ experience in general banking and 10 years’ experience in Audit. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Master of Science in Finance & CPA (K). He is a member of ICPAK & IIA.

  • Stephen K. Njau Stephen K. Njau Head of IT ×

    Head of IT

    Currently the Head of IT KCB Bank South Sudan, Stephen joined the Bank in June 2017 and has over

    10 years of experience in the IT and Banking. His immediate past workplace was at Spire Bank Limited Kenya as Manager ICT. He has also worked with Liberty Commercial Bank, South Sudan as Head of IT also Habib Bank Limited. He is currently a sitting member of Executive Management Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Catholic University of East Africa and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

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