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.

  • Andrew Kairu Andrew Kairu Group Chairman
    Andrew Kairu

    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.


  • Adil A. Khawaja Adil A. Khawaja Director
    Adil A. Khawaja

    Adil Khawaja is a lawyer by profession with vast experience of 17 years in practice. He specializes in commercial, conveyancing, litigation and arbitration. He has experience in other legal areas such as dispute resolution, land and planning, environmental laws, complex restructuring, banking and security law, conservation and hotel management.

    Adil Khawaja is a partner at Hamilton Harrison & Mathews Advocates. He was appointed to the Group Board with effect from 3rd July 2012. He serves at different Boards such as Trustees Kenya Wildlife Service, Friends of Conservation and Care for the Wild Kenya. He is also an active member of Kenya Law Society and served as a member of National Environment Council from 2005 to 2009.

  • Tom Ipomai Tom Ipomai Director
    Tom Ipomai

    Tom Ipomai is a Corporate Finance specialist, graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Computer Science at the University of Nairobi. Tom later did postgraduate studies at the University of Cambridge (Jesus College) as a Commonwealth Scholar studying for a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Management Studies. Tom eventually wrote his Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) examinations completing them in straight passes in two years and all by home study.

    Tom has previously worked in the Central Bank of Kenya, Barclays Bank in UK, Kenya and Zambia and Deloitte’s corporate finance advisory division. Tom currently works as the Chief Executive Officer of Ler Ltd, a real-estate focused Investment Company. He serves as the Chairman of Human Resources and IT Committees. He also sits in the Credit and Procurement Committees.

    He joined the KCB Group Board in July, 2013.

  • John O. A. Nyerere John O. A. Nyerere Director
    John O. A. Nyerere

    He joined the Board in June, 2014 and currently sits in Procurement, Risk, Finance & Strategy and Credit Committees of the Board. He has over 28 years (17 years in Transport Management, 17 years lecturing at University level and 11 years Organisational Development consulting and undertaking research in diverse sectors that include Finance, Health. and Utilities development.

    He is a holder of an MBA Degree and a Fulbright (HHH) fellow of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA. Additionally he is a qualified ISO 9000:2008 Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor and has served in the Technical Support team of KIM’s OPI Excellence Model and also among few HRH WHO Afro health systems strengthening resource persons in Africa focusing on strategic planning. He is currently a serving Board member of Hashi Energy (K) limited where he chairs the HR committee.

  • Cabinet Secretary Cabinet Secretary National Treasury
    Cabinet Secretary

    The Government of Kenya has maintained varied levels of ownership in the company since acquisition in 1970. This has been managed through the Office of the Cabinet Secretary Treasury (formerly, Permanent Secretary Treasury). Below is a chronology of the evolution in the ownership:

    1. The Government of Kenya acquired 100% shareholding in National and Grindlays Bank in 1970 and re-named it Kenya Commercial Bank (now KCB Group Plc)

    2. In 1998, the Government sold 20% of its shares at the NSE through an IPO that saw 120,000 new shareholders acquire the company

    3. The Government sold 10%, 10% and 25% in 1990,1996 and 1998 respectively, reducing its shareholding to 35%

    4. A series of rights issues in 2004, 2008 and 2010 were conducted by the company, with proceeds channeled towards growing the business and financing regional expansion. The Government opted not to take up its rights effectively diluting its ownership to 26.2%, 23.6% and 17.3% respectively

    5. The Board in 2016 introduced a scrip dividend where shareholders received dividends partly in cash and partly as additional shares. The Government took up this offer, marginally increasing its shareholding to the current level of 17.5%.

  • Georgina Malombe Georgina Malombe Director
    Georgina Malombe

    Georgina joined the board in June 2014. She holds a BSc. Agribusiness Management from Egerton University and an MBA Finance from the University of Nairobi. She is a certified public accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya, a member of Professional Trainers Association of Kenya and Association of Women Accountants of Kenya. She has over 13 years’ experience in Auditing, Financial reporting and general management of Institutions.

    Georgina has previously worked as an Auditor at Kibiego Kiptum and Company, Manager at NGP Bamburi Sacco Limited and Executive Officer at Registration of Accountants Board. She currently works for the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya where she has previously headed the licensing department, audit quality assurance department and currently serving in the Public Policy and Governance department. For the last four years, she is a FiRe Award Evaluator, an award that promotes excellence in financial reporting which is jointly promoted by Capital Markets Authority, Nairobi Securities Exchange and Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.

    She has previously served on a delegated capacity as the Secretary to the Registration and Quality Committee of ICPAK. Currently she is the Secretary to Public Finance and Tax Subcommittee of ICPAK and also sits in a task force that reviews accounting Syllabus of Kenya Accountants and Secretaries Examination Board. She serves in the Risk, Information Technology, Finance and Strategy and in Audit Committee. She is a board member of KCB South Sudan.

  • Lawrence Njiru Lawrence Njiru Director
    Lawrence Njiru

    Mr. Njiru joined the board in August 2018. He 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 is currently pursuing Masters in Business Administration at the Strathmore University.

    He has over 20 years senior management experience in Business strategy, Finance, Commercial, Audit and Accounting. He worked at Standard Media Group Kenya Ltd 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.

    He 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.

  • Joshua N Oigara Joshua N Oigara Group Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
    Joshua N Oigara

    He was appointed as the KCB Group CEO on January, 2013. He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Bank prior to his appointment. He holds a Masters in Business Administration with a distinction in International Business Management from Edith Cowan University, Australia (2011), Bachelor of Commerce Degree, Accounting Option, from the University of Nairobi, Kenya (1997), Advanced Management Program Graduate from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France (2010).

    He is also a graduate of the Program for Management Development (JuMP), Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, North Carolina, USA (2006) as well as a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya, CPA (K), School of Accountancy, Strathmore University, Kenya (1997).

  • Lawrence Kimathi Kiambi Lawrence Kimathi Kiambi Group Chief Financial Officer
    Lawrence Kimathi Kiambi

    Mr. Kiambi has over 15 years progressive experience in Finance at senior and executive levels across many countries in various organizations. He joined the bank in May 2015.  Mr Kiambi’s immediate posting was East African Breweries Limited (EABL) where he was the Group Supply Finance Director, responsible for 10 legal entities across 6 countries.

    He previously worked at AIG Property and Casualty (General Insurance) as the Chief Finance Officer.  Prior to that he worked at British American Tobacco (BAT) Ltd (United Kingdom & Kenya) in various senior capacities.

    He has also worked at Cadbury LTD East & Central Africa, Kenya as the Finance and IT Director. He holds a Bachelor of Science-Accounting, from the United States International University Africa (USIU) and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya.

  • Joseph Kania Joseph Kania Group Company Secretary
    Joseph Kania

    He joined the Bank in July, 2013 with over 20 years’ experience as an advocate of the High Court and 10 years’ experience as a Company Secretary. He joins the Bank from Housing Finance Company of Kenya where he was the Company Secretary.

    Other roles previously held include: – Senior Legal Officer at Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation and Legal Officer at Senator Cards/Southern Credit Corporation. He holds an LLB from University of Nairobi and is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

    He is a Notary Public, Commissioner of Oaths as well as a CPS (K) Certified Public Secretary of Kenya and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.