Board of Directors

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Mr Philip Odera was appointed the Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Limited on 2nd March, 2015. Mr Odera has been with Standard Bank for 15 years where he joined as General Manager at Stanbic Bank Kenya Limited. He has served Standard Bank in various capacities as Country Head and Managing Director in Kenya, Malawi and Uganda. Prior to joining Standard Bank, he served as Consumer Bank Head at Citibank NA, Kenya.

He has 29 years of experience in banking and financial services industry, rising from the position of Commodities Analyst in Boston (USA) at Kramer Brokerage Company to his current position as Chief Executive, Stanbic Bank Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Economics) from St Lawrence University, New York and a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from Suffolk University, Boston both in the United States of America. He sits as an Executive Director in the Stanbic Bank Board and Non Executive Director on the Board of SBG Securities Limited.

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Mr. Peter Gethi was appointed to the Board on 17 December 2009. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Agriculture Economics and has expansive managerial experience in Agriculture Business Management. He has been a General Manager with Kilimanjaro Plantations Limited (TZ) and Senior Group Manager with SCEM Limited (formally Standard Chartered Estate Management).

He currently works both as an Agricultural Consultant and is involved with Real Estate Development as Managing Director of Nebange Ltd. He is also the Chairman of Heritage Insurance Company Kenya Limited and Liberty Life Assurance Company Kenya Limited and a director of The Heritage Insurance Company Tanzania Ltd, Stanbic Holdings Limited and Stanbic Bank Limited. He serves on the Audit and Risk Committees of Liberty Kenya Holdings Plc (formerly Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited), and Heritage Insurance Company Tanzania Limited.

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Mr. Gayling R. May, who was appointed to the Board in December 2009, has an extensive accounting background having worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in various countries for 37 years. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales (FCA), a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (CPA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (CPS).

He holds directorships in Swissport Kenya Limited, British American Tobacco Kenya Limited, Liberty Life Assurance Company Kenya Limited, Heritage Insurance Company Kenya Limited, Liberty Kenya Holdings Plc (formerly Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited). He is currently the Regional Representative of the Eastern Africa Association, a business information service based in Nairobi, and active throughout East Africa.

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Mr. Mike du Toit joined Liberty in 2008. He is the Company’s Managing Director and Liberty Group’s Regional Executive for East and Central Africa responsible primarily for strategic growth initiatives, governance and stakeholder engagement. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Stanbic Bank Limited having led the merger of the Stanbic and CfC Groups.

As a career banker, he has extensive experience in the financial services field across sub-Sahara Africa having worked and lived in, amongst others Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Uganda. He is also a member of the boards of all Group associated insurance and asset management companies across the region.

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Mr Jeffery Hubbard has 32 years working experience and has extensive experience in financial reporting and management. Having begun his career at Deloitte and Touche in 1985, Mr Hubbard has held several financial director roles for large entities across different industries. He joined Liberty Group in 2004 as a Head of Financial Reporting responsible for group financial and regulatory reporting and oversight and training of business unit CFOs. Mr Hubbard subsequently has held various positions in Liberty including the Group’s Chief Financial Officer. During his tenure, Liberty ranked first in the EY’s Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards 2015 and ranked in the top 10 in several other years.

Mr Hubbard is currently the Liberty Group Business Development Cluster Executive which includes responsibility for Liberty’s businesses outside of South Africa as well as components of the South African insurance operations. He holds a B.Com (UCT) degree and is a registered Chartered Accountant with SAICA.

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Ms Caroline Kioni is an experienced advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Certified Public Secretary and Governance expert with an exceptional range of skills acquired over her career, having held similar positions in various organisations.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi and a Master degree in Business Administration. She was voted 1st Runners Up 2017 and Company Secretary of Year 2018 in the Champions of Governance Awards Kenya organised by the Institute of Certified Secretaries.