Mr. Andrew Wambari Kairu was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of KCB Group Plc on October 24, 2018. Since 2016, Mr. Kairu has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of KCB Bank Kenya Limited and KCB Group Plc. and has been instrumental in the continued transformation of KCB Group Plc and its entities.
Mr. Kairu is an influential and seasoned banker and former Chief Operating Officer with vast and comprehensive international experience in Corporate governance and Corporate, Commercial, Correspondent and Retail Banking. He has outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills from managing key senior level stakeholder relationships and driving performance against international best practices in risk management, corporate governance and compliance frameworks.
His banking career spans over 30 years and includes stints at Commercial Bank of Africa, Standard Chartered Bank and Citibank N.A culminating in his posting to London to head Citibank’s Emerging Markets Financial institution Business. In 2004, he joined Ghana International Bank PLC London, as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, a position he held for over 10 years.