Standard Chartered Bank Kenya on Thursday appointed two new directors to replace Eng. Patrick Obath and Ian Bryden who left the board recently. The new directors are technology and innovation expert Nivedita Sharma and banking professional Birju Sanghrajka.
Nivedita will serve as a non-executive director on the board chaired by Kellen Eileen Kariuki. She is a tech expert and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer at BRCK, a software company that provides free public wifi to low-income neighbourhoods in Nairobi. Nivedita co-founded eLimu, a company credited for digitizing the Kenyan Primary School curriculum for revision and literacy. She serves on different boards including on the Board of Software Technologies Limited and is a member of the Advisory Board of Jaza Energy.
Nivedita has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Ithaca College, New York, US and is a 2014 Acumen East Africa fellow.
Birju Sanghrajka takes up the role of executive director of Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited. He has been with the bank for the past 22 years and has worked in various roles including; corporate banking, corporate finance and transaction banking in Kenya, the United Kingdom, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. At the moment, Birju heads Standard Chartered’s Corporate, Commercial and Institutional Banking Client Coverage business in East Africa where he oversees the delivery of exceptional service to clients.
Birju holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics and Finance from Loughborough University, UK.
Standard Chartered bank welcomed the new appointees to the 11 member board.