Joshua Oigara

CEO,
KCB Group

Mr. Joshua Oigara is CEO of the largest bank in East Africa with assets of KShs 607 Billion. The Bank has operations in Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and a representative office in Ethiopia, serving 8 million customers, through 250 branches, 960 ATMs, 12,000 agents and by 7,500 staff. Euromoney Awards for Excellence recognized KCB as the Best Bank in Kenya and recently, S&P and Moody’s assigned KCB B+, B1 ratings, at par with the sovereign rating, reflecting the bank’s credit strength, solid profitability and capital base.

Oigara is passionate about simplifying and enabling access to financial services and championing collaboration and partnerships to drive strategic vision. Through partnerships, the KCB M-PESA product was developed to increase credit access via mobile phones, today used by 4.3 million customers. He was named among the top 100 youngest and influential economic leaders in Africa by the Institut Choiseul, ranking 25th and leading six other under 40-year old Kenyans on the list.

Previously, Oigara held various positions across Africa and today sits on the Board of KCB Group. He is the chairman of Kenya Bankers Association Governing Council and board director of Kenya Vision 2030.