Co-operative Bank CEO Gideon Muriuki Honoured
Africa International University will be recognizing, among others, Dr Gideon Muriuki’s enduring commitment to sustainable finance and inclusive growth practices.

The Africa International University (AIU) has nominated Co-operative Bank Managing Director and CEO Dr Gideon Muriuki for the conferment of the Doctor of Humane Letters (Honoris Causa). This conferment of Doctor of Humane Letters – DLitt. is in recognition of Dr Muriuki’s “illustrious and long-standing career in banking, the historic turnaround of the Co-operative Bank of Kenya and the destiny-defining contribution to the co-operative movement in Kenya and Africa.”

Besides, the Africa International University notes Dr Muriuki’s enduring commitment to sustainable finance and inclusive growth practices as well as exemplary service to the nation.

The conferment of the Doctor of Humane Letters (Honoris Causa) – DLitt. Will take place at the 37th Graduation Ceremony of Africa International University to be held on Friday, 4th November 2022, at the university’s Karen Campus in Nairobi.

This will be the third academic feather in Dr Muriuki’s cap as CEO of Co-operative Bank. In February this year, Dr Muriuki received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Co-operative University of Kenya in recognition of his contributions to banking and the co-operative movement in Kenya. Earlier, in 2011, he was awarded of PhD in Businesses Leadership at Kabarak University.

Dr Muriuki has also been recognized for his leadership in various forums. In October last year, Dr Muriuki was named Best Bank CEO in Africa at the African Banking Awards organised by EMEA Finance. The EMEA Finance Awards recognise corporate leaders and financial institutions which, through client focus and sound leadership, continue to increase profitability, deliver affordable credit to the retail and wholesale markets, and support local and transnational corporations do business.

The 2021 awards had a unique perspective in light of Covid-19, for which the Co-op Bank Group CEO was recognised for implementing key strategies to address challenges facing both businesses and households. Dr Muriuki was recognised for the decision to sustain the payment of dividends to shareholders despite Covid-19 disruption, which offered a critical relief and most timely support to the over 15 million-member Cooperative movement.

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