Board of Directors
Mr. Mohamed Abdirahman Hassan (45 yrs)
Mr. Mohamed A. Hassan – Chairman
Mr. Hassan joined the National Bank Board in June 2011. He holds a Master of Science degree in Finance, (MSc.) of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom. Hons.) Finance major, of the University of Nairobi, is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designate and a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) from Strathmore Business School and IESE Business School, Universidad de Navarra, Barcelona.
Mr. Hassan has over 21 years experience in the international and regional capital markets. He is a former Joint Managing Director and CEO of Dyer and Blair Investment Bank and Chairman of Kenya National Trading Corporation.
He is a member of the Board of Trustee, Northern Kenya Education Trust, and a former Director of the Kenya Community Development Foundation, and NEPAD Kenya National Steering Committee.
Mr. Wilfred Musau (42 yrs)
Managing Director & CEO
Wilfred Musau – Managing Director & CEO
Mr. Wilfred Musau joined the Bank in September 2015, as the Director in charge of the Retail & Premium Banking Division, before being appointed as Managing Director and CEO in October 2016. Wilfred is a B.Com holder of Kenyatta University – Major in Banking and Finance, Holds a Masters Class certification in Strategy- USB University of Stellenbosch Business School – SA, UK Euro Money training in – advanced corporate banking, Master class in SME Banking and Master Class in Retail banking. He is an alumnus of Strathmore Business School (SBS) in leadership training programs, and is currently undertaking Advanced Management Leadership Program at the SBS.
Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Musau held several senior management positions at NIC Bank, Barclays Bank of Kenya, Standard Chartered bank and KCB Bank group including Head of Corporate banking- KCB Rwanda, Head of branch business- NIC Bank Kenya, Head of Business banking- NIC Bank Kenya, Head of SME Banking- KCB Kenya, among others. He has over 19 years of consumer and commercial banking experience coupled with local and international experience and exposure. He sits as the Chairman of Audit Committee as an institutional Director at IDB (Capital K).
Mr. Henry K. Rotich (46 yrs)
Cabinet Secretary – National Treasury, Non-Executive Director
Mr. Henry Rotich, Cabinet Secretary – National Treasury, Non-Executive Director
Mr. Rotich is the Cabinet Secretary – The National Treasury. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics and a Bachelors Degree in Economics (First Class Honours), both of The University of Nairobi. He also holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Prior to his appointment as Cabinet Secretary, he had been the Head of Macroeconomics at the Treasury, Ministry of Finance since March 2006. Under this capacity, he was involved in the formulation of macroeconomic policies that ensured an affordable and sustainable path of public spending aimed at achieving the Government’s development priorities. In addition, he was also involved in the preparation of key budget documents including the Budget Statements, as well as providing strategic coordination of structural reforms in the fiscal and financial sector.
Prior to joining the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Rotich worked at the Research Department of the Central Bank of Kenya from 1994. Between 2001 and 2004, he was attached to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) local office in Nairobi to work as an economist. Mr. Rotich has also been a Director on several Boards of State Corporations, including; Insurance Regulatory Board, Industrial Development Bank, Communication Commission of Kenya and Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.
Dr. Anthony Omerikwa (40 yrs)
Managing Trustee – NSSF, Non-Executive Director
Dr. Anthony Omerikwa, Managing Trustee NSSF, Non-Executive Director
Dr. Omerikwa is the Acting Managing Trustee/CEO of the National Social Security Fund. Prior to his current position, he served as the Acting General Manager Operations in the same institution overseeing Information Technology, Human Resource, Administration and Procurement.
He holds a Doctoral degree of the University of Georgia, a specialist advanced degree in workforce development of Pittsburg State University, Masters of Science degree in human resource development, a bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a diploma in IT of the Institute for the Management of Information Systems (UK).
Dr. Omerikwa is a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management, Institute of Directors and the Kenya Institute of Management.
Ms. Beatrice Wangui Gathirwa (60 yrs)
Representative of the Cabinet Secretary to The National Treasury, Non – Executive Director
Ms. Beatrice Wangui Gathirwa – Representative of the Cabinet Secretary to The National Treasury, Non – Executive Director
Ms. Gathirwa joined the National Bank Board of Directors in September 2014 as the representative to the Cabinet Secretary to The National Treasury. She is currently the Senior Deputy Accountant General / Director Investment at the Department of Government Investment and Public Enterprises at The National Treasury. She holds a Masters of Business Administration Degree of Moi University, Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting of The University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Accountant. She has also attended short term courses in Management, Leadership, Accounting, Finance, Corporate Governance, and Audit.
Ms. Gathirwa has over 30 years experience in the public sector, having previously worked in various departments in the Ministry of Finance, Ministries and State Corporations. She has represented the Cabinet Secretary to The National Treasury on various Boards in the past and currently on Communication Authority of Kenya and Privatisation Commission. Ms. Gathirwa also represents the National Treasury in the Registration and Quality Assurance Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and serves on the Secretariat of the Public Accounting Standards Board.
Mr. Francis Atwoli (67 yrs)
Mr. Francis L. Atwoli MBS, EBS, Non-Executive Director
Mr. Atwoli was appointed to the National Bank Board in April 2003. He is a long serving career trade unionist and a member of the Board of Trustees of National Social Security Fund (NSSF). He is a member of ILO Governing Body, General Secretary, Kenya Plantation and Agricultural Workers Union (KPAWU) Secretary General, Central Organisation of Trade Union – Kenya (COTU K) Chairman/Spokesperson East African Trade Union Confederation (EATUC) – Arusha, President – Trade Union Federation of Eastern Africa (TUFEA) – Khartoum, President Organisation of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) – Ghana, President International Trade Confederation Brussels, Vice President, International Labour Conference “ILC” (ILO 2012) – Geneva and Chairman Flat International.
Mr. Joseph Kimutai Kering’ (48 yrs)
Mr. Joseph Kimutai Kering – Non-Executive Director
Mr. Kering’ joined National Bank Board in March 2015. He did his MBA at Strathmore University and holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Chemistry, of Kenyatta University. He also holds a Certificate in Global Business Strategy of IESE Business School, Universidad de Navarra, Barcelona.
Mr. Kering’ is an energy consultant with a wealth of experience in the energy sector gained over the past 20 years in the oil industry in both the public and private sector. He is highly specialized in negotiations, stakeholder management, project management, business evaluation and turnaround. In addition to his role at National Bank, Mr. Kering’ is a Board Member at Lites Kenya, a division of CPF Group.
Ms. Linnet Mirehane (50 yrs)
Ms. Linnet Mirehane – Non-Executive Director
Ms. Mirehane was appointed to the National Bank Board in March 2015. She has over 7years’ experience in the Political and Civil Society having worked with institutions like Constitution Reform Education Consortium (CRECO) and the Bureau for Development Services. Ms. Mirehane has extensively participated in the development, design, management and implementation of various programmes in areas of good governance, human rights, democracy, gender and HIV/AIDs related issues. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree of Kenyatta University and has attended various professional management and corporate governance capacity building courses.
Mr. Jones Makau Nzomo (63 yrs)
Non – Executive Director
Mr. Jones Makau Nzomo – Non – Executive Director
Mr. Nzomo joined the National Bank Board of Directors in June 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting of the University of Nairobi and is a Certified Public Accountant. Jones has attended numerous Executive Development Programmes and capacity building seminars both locally and internationally ranging from Kenya Institute of Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwest University and Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Mr. Nzomo has over 38 years working experience in various organizations in Audit and Finance Capacities. He worked as an audit assistant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers from July 1979 to 1980 before moving to Bamburi Portland Cement Limited in 1980 as the Cost and Financial Accountant. He later became the Chief Accountant and Company Secretary in July 1985. He worked as the Financial Controller for Johnson & Johnson from April 1991 to May 1994 and then moved to Central Bank of Kenya where he held several positions including Finance Director, Chief Banking Manager, Director Bank Supervision, Director Finance and Resource Planning and Director HR & Services. During his stint at the Central Bank of Kenya, Mr. Nzomo also served as the Alternate Director to the Governor in the following institutions; Export Promotion Council, University of Nairobi Enterprises & Services Limited (UNES), Capital Markets Authority (CMA), Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA), The Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA) and Council member Kenya Institute of Bankers (KIB).
Mr. Nzomo chairs the Audit Committees at Fountain Global Investors Plc and AAR Insurance Holdings (AARIH).
Mr. Mark J. Obuya
Non – Executive Director
Mr. Mark J. Obuya – Non – Executive Director
Mr. Obuya joined the National Bank Board of Directors in May 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree of The University of Nairobi, a Diploma in law of the Kenya School of Law, a Master of Laws (LLM) – Law, Science and Technology majoring in Intellectual Property, Medical and Telecommunications Law of The University of Nairobi and a Certificate in Environmental Impact Assessment / Audit.
He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, an Associate of the Chartered Insurance (ACII) London, an Associate of the Insurance Institute of Kenya (AIIK) a Chartered insurer (1985) and a Patent agent (Kenya Industrial Property Institute). Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer / Principal Officer of Corporate Insurance and National President of the Federation of Kenya Employers. He has previously worked with ICEA, Pan Africa Insurance, Gateway Insurance, Trident and Co-operative Insurance. He has over 25 years’ working experience in all aspects of the finance sector, law and insurance.
Mr. Obuya has served as the Chairman Association of Kenya Insurers (AKI) 2012 / 2014, Deputy Chairman (Finance) of Kenya Private Sector Alliance, Trustee National Social Security Fund, Board member and Trustee of Insurance Training and Education Trust (College of Insurance), Director, Insurance Institute of Kenya (1997) and Board member in a number of schools.
Habil A. Waswani (40 yrs)
COSEC & Director Legal Services
Mr. Habil Waswani- COSEC & Director Legal Services
Mr. Waswani joined National Bank in August 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree of The University of Nairobi, a Diploma in law of the Kenya School of Law and is a graduate of the Global Executive Master of Business Administration (GEMBA) Degree programme of United States International University in collaboration with the Columbia Business School, Columbia University, New York. He has also attended various professional management and corporate governance capacity building courses.
Habil is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a registered Certified Public Secretary. He is a member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK), the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) and the Institute of Directors (IOD- Kenya). Mr. Waswani was previously the Corporation Secretary and Head of Legal at Kenya Reinsurance Corporation Limited, a publicly listed reinsurance company, for a period of 4 years, prior to which, he held a similar position at Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Limited (DTB), also a publicly listed banking institution. Habil has over 14 years’ working experience in commercial and corporate law practice.