LR- KBA CEO Dr. Habil Olaka, KBA Chairman John Gachora and Vice Chair Ms. Rebecca Mbithi
LR- KBA CEO Dr. Habil Olaka, KBA Chairman John Gachora and Vice Chair Ms. Rebecca Mbithi. [Photo/ Courtesy]

The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) membership has reelected NCBA Bank Managing Director and CEO John Gachora and Family Bank Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Mbithi as the advocacy group’s Chairman and Vice-Chair, respectively, for the period 2022 to 2023.

During KBA’s Annual General Meeting, bankers also elected Credit Bank Chief Executive Officer Betty Korir as Governing Council member, onboarding all the Association’s member banks female CEOs to KBA’s Governing Council.

Other female executives in the Association’s Governing Council are Diamond Trust Bank Managing Director and CEO Ms Nasim Devji and Ms Mbithi. In the AGM, Kenya Women Microfinance Bank (KWFT) was also incorporated as a member of the Governing Council, representing microfinance members of the Association.

Speaking during the KBA 60th AGM, Mr Gachora commended member banks for continuing to stand with the community during Covid-19 and particularly contributing to the availability of COVID-19 vaccines for their employees, and their families.

“I would like to thank members for entrusting us with another year. We commit to continue working with you to support the industry,” he said.

KBA Chief Executive Officer Dr Habil Olaka welcomed Ecobank, Kenya Women Microfinance Bank and Credit Bank, noting that the Association would continue working with all member banks in contributing to the industry’s long-term vision of reinforcing the industry’s role in advancing Kenya’s sustainable economic development.

The KBA Governing Council is nominated to represent three categories – large, medium sized, and small banks, as defined by the KBA articles of association.

The incoming Council members are as follows:

1. NCBA Bank, Group Managing Director, John Gachora (Chair)

2. Family Bank, Chief Executive Officer, Rebecca Mbithi (Vice Chair)

3. KCB Bank, Group CEO, Paul Russo

4. Co-Operative Bank of Kenya, Group Managing Director & CEO, Dr. Gideon Muriuki

5. Equity Bank Kenya, Managing Director, Gerald Warui

6. Diamond Trust Bank, Group CEO & Managing Director, Nasim Devji

7. Standard Chartered Bank, Managing Director & CEO, Kariuki Ngari

8. Absa Bank, Managing Director, Jeremy Awori

9. I&M Bank, Chief Executive Officer, Kihara Maina

10. Citibank, East Africa Chief Executive Officer, Martin Mugambi

11. SBM Bank, Chief Executive Officer, Moezz Mir

12. DIB Bank, Chief Executive Officer, Peter Makau

13. Middle East Bank, Managing Director, Isaac Mwige

14. Ecobank Kenya, Managing Director, Cheikh Travally

15. Kenya Women Microfinance Bank (KWFT), Chief Executive Officer, Mwangi Githaiga

16. Credit Bank, Chief Executive Officer, Betty Korir

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