Absa Kenya Plc Wednesday announced that Charles Njenga Murito, Country Manager for Google has joined its board as an Independent Non-executive Member effective 24 June 2020.
Charles Muchene, Absa Chairman Board of Directors, said Murito is a youthful executive with 20 years experience in the content, digital, and technology sectors and they look forward to tapping into his wealth of experience to further accelerate the achievement of their mission of becoming Kenya’s preferred financial services provider.
“Charles brings to the Board his notable passion for customers, as well as his extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of technology, innovation, and data, all of which are key elements of the bank’s growth strategy,” said Muchene.
Murito holds an MBA (Entertainment Busines and Finance) from Cass Business School, City University, UK and a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and Management degree from Woodbury University in California.
Prior to his current position as the government Affairs and Public Policy Director for Sub-Saharan Africa at Google, he served for almost six years as Google’s Country Director for Kenya.
According to Murito, for nearly two decades, he has helped some of the world’s leading tech, media, and entertainment companies to define their strategy, grow, and advance their footprint in emerging markets.
This includes roles at MTV Base, Warner Bros., and Turner Broadcasting – where he served as the Director of Business Development and Strategy. While at Turner, he spearheaded the development & launch of an Arabic Cartoon Network channel and conceptualized the Cartoon Network Academy to train a generation of Arabic animators.