Board of Directors
Chair of the Board
Appointed to the Board on 24 February 2009. She has vast experience in the financial sector having worked for various financial institutions including Middle East Bank, ABN AMRO Bank, Citibank and Jitegemee Trust Limited where she recently served as the Chief Executive Officer. Age 54
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Appointed to the Board on 1 March 2014. He has over 15 years banking experience with Standard Chartered Bank across Africa and the Middle East. He has also been the CEO in Oman, Uganda and Sierra Leone and was responsible for the overall growth and development of the bank's business in those countries. Age 51.
Non Executive Director
Richard is a past Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited a position he held till March 2014. Richard then moved on to become Chief Executive Officer for South Africa & Southern Africa. He is currently the Vice Chair of Africa. Richard has over 20 years experience in Banking, Finance and Compliance. He has vast knowledge from different African markets. Richard has a MSC Finance degree from the University of Strathclyde and a B.Com degree from the University of Nairobi. Age 54.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Les was appointed to the Board on 5 August 2010. He is a professional financial manager with over 20 years experience at Director level with a broad range of companies within the mobile industry in the UK and Kenya. Previous senior appointments include Chief Financial Officer of Safaricom Limited and Chief Investor Relations Officer at Safaricom Limited. Age 60.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the Board on 24 January 2012. He has vast experience in change management, strategy, financial management and controls, turnarounds, governance and business risk. He is well versed in health, safety and environment management systems and processes. He served as the Chairman of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and a director at East African Business Council, Africa Alliance Capital and Kenya Power. He is a Managing Consultant at Eduardo and Associates. Previous appointments include Managing Director at Shell East Africa. Age 60.
Executive Director, Finance
Chemutai joined the Board on 1 March 2007 after being appointed to the position of Finance Director. She has been with the Bank for 14 years. She has wide experience in finance having worked previously as the Head of Finance as well as Head of Business Finance. She has also held various senior positions at Deloitte & Touche both in Kenya and the United Kingdom. Age 46.
Dr. Catherine Adeya-Weya
Independent Non Executive Director
Dr. Adeya-Weya is an Information Scientist with over 20 years experience in the area of ICTs for development. These include the social, political and economic impacts of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), particularly in Africa, but in the developing world in general. She has extensive knowledge and is widely published in the ICT sector. She has worked on numerous projects including at the United Nations University/Institute for New Technologies in the Netherlands; and the prestigious Konza City project. Dr. Adeya-Weya was the Founder CEO of Konza Chief Executive Officer of the Konza Technopolis Development Authority. A position she held until March 2015. She holds a PhD in Information and Development from Edinburgh Napier University, UK.
Tejinder was appointed Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking for Kenya and East Africa in 2015. He has over 20 years of banking experience and prior to this appointment was Head of Corporate and Institutional Clients, Ghana and West 4 markets for Standard Chartered. He has held several roles within the Bank including Head of Public Sector and Financial Institutions at Malaysia, Heading the banks business for South Asia besides having worked as a Product Manager in Transaction banking. He has also worked Mauritius, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Tejinder holds an MBA in Finance and a bachelors degree in Business Studies from the University of Delhi.
David was appointed Head of Retail Banking for Kenya & East Africa in 2015. Previously he was the Group Program Director, SCB Way based in Singapore. He also served as the General Manager, Integrated Distribution, East Africa (Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania) during which he was responsible for branch banking, mobile, online banking and contact centers, based in Nairobi-Kenya. He has also worked in Uganda and the United Kingdom. David holds a MBA from Herriot Watt University- Scotland and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Makerere University– Uganda.
Nancy was appointed to the Board on 1 March 1999 as Secretary to the Board. She has been with the Bank for 23 years during which period she served in various capacities. She is an advocate of the High Court and served as a resident magistrate before joining the Bank. Age 54.
Mr. Ian Bryden is the Regional Chief Risk Officer for Africa and Middle East. He has worked in similar positions in South Asia, Hong Kong and Japan. He has vast experience in areas of Credit, Wholesale Banking, structured export finance and investment banking. He has worked at Bear Stearns and Chase Bank.
Imtiaz Khan was appointed to the Board on 22 August 2018. He has over 25 years’ experience in private equity, financial markets investment, corporate finance advisory and audit in emerging and developed markets in Africa, Asia, Europe and the USA. He previously worked with the IFC (the World Bank Group) in the area of financial markets investment. Prior to that, he worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in corporate finance advisory and in audit. He is currently a director of a regional private equity investment company called Cassia Capital Partners, and serves on the boards of a number of its investee companies. He also teaches on the Stanford SEED program run by Stanford University. Age 49