Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) Chief Executive Officer Dr. Habil Olaka has won the Association Leader of the Year award, with the association taking the runner-up position during the 2018 edition of Africa Associations Congress awards held in Pretoria, South Africa.
In his speech Dr. Habil Olaka, thanked the financial sector regulators, partners, and the banking public for confidence in the Association.
“I am happy to be a recipient of this prestigious award. I thank the KBA Governing Council, all our members and our staff for the commendable effort that has gone into establishing KBA as a leading industry association. Our vision is to play a key role in supporting industry growth and development to contribute to Kenya’s sustainable development,’’ he said.
KBA is said to have evolved and broadened its mandate to include promoting industry growth and development through research and policy engagement under Dr Olaka’s Leadership.
‘’For instance, KBA’s Centre for Research on Financial Markets and Policy has earned international recognition since its establishment in 2012, publishing more papers and articles on banking than any other institution in East Africa.’’ KBA said in a statement.
Dr. Olaka, was appointed to head Kenya’s umbrella body in October 2010 a position he has held to date and is also a member of the Institute of the Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and the CFA Institute.