Kellen Kariuki has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the Board of directors of Standard Chartered Bank Kenya, following the retirement of Engineer Patrick Obath. The appointment took effect on 31st May 2021.
Prior to her promotion to chair the board, she served as an independent non-executive director of the board since her appointment on 10th February 2021.
Kellen has a rich experience in the banking and finance industry. She served in various top leadership roles at Citi Bank North America for more than 20 years. She was the first CEO and Managing Trustee of the Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority (UFAA) and…..
Currently, Kellen is the Managing Director of Feruzi Holdings Limited, a consulting firm engaged in financial advisory, real estate, and agribusiness. She is also a non-executive director at AMREF Health Africa International and a Board Member of the Strathmore University Foundation.
Kellen Kariuki has a Master of Science in International Human Resource Management from Cranfield University in the UK. In addition, she holds an MBA in Strategic Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from USIU-Africa.
During the announcement, the board of Standard Chartered Bank Kenya said, “Kellen’s wealth of experience and expertise will contribute greatly towards accelerating the achievement of the Company’s strategy”.
The board also congratulated her on her appointment.