Board of Directors
Mr. Mohamed A. Hassan
Mr. Mohamed A. Hassan – Chairman
Mr. Hassan joined National Bank Board in June 2011. He holds a Master of Science degree in Finance, (MSc.) from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom. Hons.) finance major, from the University of Nairobi. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) from Strathmore Business School and IESE Business School, Universidad de Navarra, Barcelona.
Mr. Hassan has over 16 years experience in a variety of roles including; Team Leader and Project Manager of investment banking transactions in different sectors of the regional capital and money markets. He worked as a research analyst at Dyer and Blair Investment Bank Limited in 1996 then became a Senior Bond Dealer between 1997 and 1999 before receiving a promotion to the position of General Manager at the Investment Bank. In 2003, he became the Executive Director. He is a former Chairman of Kenya National Trading Corporation.
Mr. Hassan is a member of the Investment Committee of Kenya Community Development Foundation, Board of Trustee, Northern Kenya Education Trust, and NEPAD Kenya National Steering Committee.
Mr. Wilfred Musau
Managing Director & CEO
Wilfred Musau – Managing Director & CEO
The Managing Director & CEO, Mr. Wilfred Musau, joined the Bank in September 2015 . He joined the bank as the Director in charge of the Retail & Premium banking division. Wilfred is a B.Com holder from 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.
Prior to joining NBK, Mr. Musau held several senior management positions at NIC Bank, Barclays Bank of Kenya, Standard Chartered bank and KCB bank group including Deputy MD & 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 18 years of consumer and commercial banking experience coupled with local and international experience and exposure.
Mr. Henry Rotich
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 from The University of Nairobi. He also holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from 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
Managing Trustee – NSSF, Non-Executive Director
Dr. Anthony Omerikwa, Managing Trustee NSSF, Non-Executive Director
Dr. Anthony 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 from the University of Georgia, a specialist advanced degree in workforce development from Pittsburg State University, Masters of Science degree in human resource development, a bachelors of Arts degree in Economics and a diploma in IT from 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
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 from Moi University, Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting from 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.
Eng. Erastus K. Mwongera
Eng. Erastus K. Mwongera- Non-Executive Director
Eng. Mwongera joined the National Bank Board in June 2011. Eng. Mwongera is currently a consultant at E.M. Baseline Consultants. He holds a Bsc. in Civil Engineering (Hons) from the University of Wales, United Kingdom and a certificate in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) from Euromoney Learning Solutions, London. He also holds an Ordinary Diploma in Water Engineering and a High Diploma in Construction both from Kenya Polytechnic. He has worked for the Water Development Department (1974-1983), has been Principal at the Kenya Water Institute (1983-1989) and has also been a Director at the Ministry of Water Development (1989-1995).
Eng. Mwongera has worked as a Permanent Secretary in various Government Ministries including; Ministry of Land Reclamation, Regional and Water Development, Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Roads and Public Works, Ministry of Roads, Public Works and Housing, Ministry of Lands and Housing and the Office of the Vice President and Home Affairs. He was formerly the Chairman of the Kenya Engineer Registration Board (2003-2006), the Chairman of the Kenya Airports Authority (2006-2009). Eng. Mwongera currently holds directorships in several institutions including; Chairman of Sameer Africa Limited, Director/Trustee NSSF, Chairman of Linksoft Group Limited, Director at Hillside Green Growers and Exporters Company Limited and Member, Evaluation Task Force on behalf of the Government.
Mr. Francis L. Atwoli
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 American Trained Labour Leader (George Mean College of Labour Studies USA).
Mr. Joseph Kimutai Kering
Mr. Joseph Kimutai Kering – Non-Executive Director
Mr. Kering joined National Bank Board in March 2015. He is currently undertaking an MBA at Strathmore Business School and holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Chemistry, from Kenyatta University of Nairobi. He also holds a Certificate in Global Business Strategy from 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 Director (East Africa) at Clifton Energy International and a Board Member at Lites Kenya, a division of CPF Group.
Ms. Linnet Mirehane
Ms. Linnet Mirehane – Non-Executive Director
Ms. Mirehane was appointed to the National Bank Board in March 2015. She has over 7 years’ 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 from Kenyatta University and has attended various professional management and corporate governance capacity building courses.
Mr. Jones Makau Nzomo
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 from 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 40 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 and Council member Kenya Institute of Bankers (KIB).
Mr. Nzomo has been a member of the Audit Committee of AAR (K) since May 2013 and currently is the Audit Committee Chairman of AARH (IK).
Mr. Habil Waswani
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 from The University of Nairobi, a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and is a graduate of the Global Executive Master of Business Administration (GEMBA) Degree programme from 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.
Mr. Waswani 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). Mr. Waswani was previously the Company 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 12 years’ experience in commercial and corporate law practice.