Our History

The KCB Foundation was established in 2007 to implement the KCB Bank Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs and as a sign of commitment to sustainable development to alleviate poverty and enhance well-being.

To date, the KCB Foundation has invested an estimated 3 Billion Kenya Shillings in community programs in Kenya, South Sudan, Rwanda Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi. As a good corporate citizen, the KCB Bank Group is committed to sustainable development, prosperity and poverty reduction to address the hardship, high poverty levels and interconnected challenges that affect communities in Eastern Africa.

The KCB Foundation programs are designed to address issues of relevance specifically within the thematic areas of Education, Enterprise Development, Health, Environment and Humanitarian Intervention. The programs are customized in each of the KCB countries to ensure that they are answering to the relevant development priorities.

The KCB Foundation 2019 Annual Report

The KCB Foundation 2018 Annual Report

Mission

Building Communities to Bank on Themselves

Vision

To transform Lives to Enable Progress

Values

Inspiring
Simple
Friendly

Governance

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees and it provides guidance and leadership on policy, strategy and approval of the investments. The day to day affairs of the Foundation are managed and coordinated by a team lead by a Director.

  • Austen Baraza Austen Baraza Chairman ×

    Austen is a portfolio, programme and project management specialist with over 19 years’ experience as a practitioner, consultant and lecturer at university level. He has completed Ph.D. Studies in Project Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, holds MBA and BCom degrees from the University of Nairobi, Graduate Diploma in Management Studies and Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management from the United Kingdom. He is a Certified Public Secretary, Certified Project Management Professional, Certified Project Scheduling Professional, Certified Risk Management Professional and Certified PRINCE2 Practitioner.

  • Alice Kirenge Alice Kirenge Trustee ×

    Alice Kirenge holds a BCom. in Management and MBA in Strategic Marketing. She is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI) USA, a qualified Underwriter, and an Associate in Customer Service. In addition, she has qualifications in Project Management, Enterprise Development and is an Alumnus of Strathmore Business School and the Babson Business School – Boston, Mass USA.

    She has several years’ experience in senior management roles in the Corporate World with close to 30 years in the Insurance/Financial services sector. Her experience in the insurance industry includes serving as the General Manager at Monarch Insurance Company, the Director of Operations at CFC Life Insurance Company. She has also had a stint in banking with the CFC Bank Group and also served as General Manager in Health Care and Property Development sectors.

    She is a Founder member of the Starehe Girls Centre and has served on the Women’s Enterprises International Board. She currently sits on the Board of Sokoni Women’s Development Initiative and Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Board where she serves as the Chair of the Finance and Administration Committee. She is a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD).

  • Joshua Oigara Joshua Oigara Trustee ×

    Joshua Oigara, CBS, is a member of the KCB Group Plc and KCB Bank Kenya Boards as well as the KCB Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. He is a Director of the Vision 2030 Delivery Board and was commended by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta on the Award of Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear, CBS, for exemplary service to the people and Nation of Kenya. Further to these, Joshua has been selected by the Minister of Sports to join the World Rally championship steering committee. He is also the Chairman, Kenya Bankers Association, the banking industry lobby.

    Listed as one of African’s top 25 leaders to watch based on his role to champion transformational leadership and change on the continent by the Financial Times, Joshua actively engages at National and Industry level to drive this agenda.  He Captains the largest indigenous Bank in the East African region with assets of over $9.7 billion and a market capitalization of over $1.1 billion.

    Joshua holds a Masters degree in Business Administration with a distinction in International Business Management from Edith Cowan University, Australia, a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, Accounting Option, from the University of Nairobi and is an Advanced Management Program Graduate from INSEAD, France. He is a graduate of the Program for Management Development (JuMP), Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, USA as well as a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya, CPA (K).

  • GEORGINA MALOMBE GEORGINA MALOMBE Trustee ×

    Georgina Malombe is an audit professional. She holds a Bachelors degree in Agribusiness Management from Egerton University and a Master of Business Administration, Finance Option from the University of Nairobi. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA (K)) and professional trainer. She also holds a Certificate in Arbitration. Her key technical competencies include Audit Quality Assurance, Auditing, Accounting, Finance and Financial Reporting. Malombe is a Member of the Group Supply Chain, Audit and Risk committees and serves as Chairman of the IT and Innovation committee. Malombe currently serves in the Board of the Association of Women Accountants of Kenya (AWAK) as the Vice Chairperson. She is also a member of Professional Trainers Association of Kenya (PTAK). Previously, she worked for The Registration of Accountants Board as the Executive Officer, The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) as Manager, Public Policy and Governance as well as the Head of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs. Malombe is currently the Managing Partner of audit firm, Gemal and Company.

  • Joseph Mungai Joseph Mungai Trustee ×

    Joseph is a certified public accountant with vast experience spanning over 30 years in audit, tax and financial advisory services. Joseph is the founding partner of Muigai & Associates; a leading accountancy firm in Kenya that has served local and international organisations cutting across multiple industries and sectors. Previously held roles include Treasurer at Karen Country Club, Technical Partner at Kangethe & Associates, and Senior Audit Manager at Deloitte. Joseph holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the United States International University (USIU) and is a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

    Joseph serves as the Chairman of KCB Bank Burundi and the Audit Committee Chair of KCB Bank Kenya.

     

  • Mary Oganga Mary Oganga Secretary to the Board ×

    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).

     

  • Caroline Wanjeri Kihara Caroline Wanjeri Kihara Acting Chief of Party / Managing Director ×

    Caroline is the Acting Chief of Party / Managing Director of KCB Foundation. Prior to this appointment she was Head of Mortgage at KCB Bank Kenya Limited where she has served for the last 5 years. She has over 19 years’ experience in Banking serving various Senior leadership positions; specializing in SME/ Business Banking, Corporate Banking and Mortgage Financing. She has worked with UBA- Kenya Limited as Country Head- Retail and Business Banking. Prior to that she was Head of Mortgage at Standard Chartered Bank and Head-SME and Corporate Banking at Equity Bank. Other Roles held include Regional Sales Manager at HF Group and Branch Manager at KCB.

    Caroline serves on voluntary basis in the Board of Kenya Property Developers Association(KPDA) and is a member of the Land Digitization Taskforce an appointment by the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Lands. The taskforce was mandated to develop guidelines for electronic registration of Land transactions and she represents the interests of Kenya Bankers Association in the taskforce.

    Caroline is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA(K) from Strathmore University and holds a degree in BA (Mathematics and Business Studies) from Kenyatta University. She is also a Licentiate member of the Institute of Data Processing Management; LIDPM (UK). She is a member of  ICPAK-Institute of Certified Public Accountants Of Kenya.

Community Engagement Framework

We believe in setting pillars in our communities to provide a stable foundation for each individual to improve their livelihood.

Sustainable Transformation of Communities

  • AID

    Philanthropy

    - Environmental program
    - Humanitarian Aid

  • CSR

    Strategic CSR

    - Education Programs
    - Health Programs

  • VALUES

    Shared Value

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