George Odhiambo Appointed National Bank of Kenya Managing Director

Mr George Odhiambo
Mr George Odhiambo. [Photo/ Courtesy]

KCB Group has appointed George Odhiambo as the National Bank of Kenya (NBK) Managing Director after replacing him at its subsidiary Banque Populaire du Rwanda.

Mr Odhiambo joined KCB Group in Rwanda in 2009 as head of Business Analytics and Transformation Project before becoming its head of Retail Banking in 2013. He was later promoted to managing director in 2017 and is credited with turning around the bank’s operations.

Mr Odhiambo was in April 2022 appointed the managing director for BPR Rwanda and has been leading the merger operations.

Ms Patience Mutesi, who until last week was the country director of TradeMark East Africa, will take over as the managing director for BPR Rwanda. Ms Mutesi will take charge effective February 1, 2023.

Prior to that, Ms Mutesi was the head of corporate banking at Ecobank Rwanda, and has been a non-executive member of BPR Bank Rwanda PLC, MTN Rwandacell PLC and Rwanda Cooperation. 

Ms Mutesi holds an MBA in finance from Maastricht School of Management in Netherlands and a BSc Honours in Quantitative Economics from Makerere University in Uganda. She is an Eisenhower Fellow and an alumnus of the Swedish Institute Management Programme.

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