KCB Bank
Advisory Business

Who we are

We are experts in Financial Investments

KCB Capital Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary of the KCB Group set up as the investment arm of the group so as to provide strategic and financial advice to meet the growing and dynamic needs of institutional and individual clients, as well as governments.


Providing unique investment strategies and products that maximize and protect both client and shareholder value through visionary management, execution excellence and strategic partnerships.


To be the preferred investment bank in East Africa.



Board Members

We are governed by a Board of Directors drawn from the main KCB Group Board and external independent experts. The Board provides guidance and leadership on policy, strategy and approval of the investments.

  • Lawrence Njiru Lawrence Njiru Director ×

    Lawrence holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from Kenyatta University and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (CPA-K). He has over 20 year’s senior management experience in business strategy, finance, commercial, audit and accounting. He worked at Standard Media Group Kenya Limited as Assistant Group Commercial Director and also served as Group Financial Controller in the same Group. Prior to this, he worked as a senior auditor at KPMG East Africa.

    OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS: Lawrence is a non-executive director of Kenya Seed Company Limited where he chairs the Audit committee. He also serves as the Chairman of Simlaw Seeds Company Limited.

  • Paul Russo Paul Russo 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

  • Leah Okullo Leah Okullo Ag. MD ×

    Leah joined KCB Capital in April 2014 as an Equity Transactor with the responsibility of originating and executing equity transactions.
    She is responsible for driving the business performance with a focus on revenue generating initiatives, widening the firm’s product range and assessing new opportunities.
    Ms. Okullo’s prior role was at NIC Capital where she was an Associate Director with special focus on Mergers & Acquisitions as well as equity transactions. Her previous roles include; Portfolio Associate at Acumen Fund Inc. with specific focus on renewable energy; PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Corporate Finance Transactions Advisory Services team.
    Leah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Economics from Middlebury College, USA and is a member of the Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (ICIFA).

The story behind KCB Capital


NSE grants Trading Rights

KCB Capital Limited acquires Trading Rights on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) in September.


CMA grants licence

KCB Capital Limited is fully licensed by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) in February to undertake investment banking activities.


KCB Capital Limited is established

KCB Group establishes an investment bank to leverage the existing relationships and trust network that the group enjoys in the region in order to take advantage of the strong economic performance of the East African economies.