KCB Group Plc has named Mr George Odhiambo, the managing director of BPR Bank Plc Rwanda, head of the National Bank of Kenya.
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 promoted to managing director in 2017 and is credited with turning around the bank’s operations. In April 2022, he was appointed the managing director for BPR Rwanda and had been leading the merger operations.
He holds a BSc in Mathematical Statistics from University of Nairobi and an MSc in Pure Mathematics and post-graduate diploma in corporate governance from KCA University, Kenya.
Mr Odhiambo will be replaced by Ms Patience Mutesi, the former country director of TradeMark East Africa, a role she has held since July 2016. 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 the 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.