Jeremy Awori

Managing Director/CEO, ABSA Kenya

Membership:  Class of 2010 (Uwepo)

Jeremy Awori is the Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Absa Bank Kenya. Jeremy is also on the board of Kenya Private Sector Alliance and First Assurance Co. Ltd. and Member of Young Presidents Organization and Member of Kenya Bankers Association. Jeremy Awori previously occupied the position of Chairman for Kenya Bankers Association and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania Ltd.

Prior to this, he has worked in several senior positions in the bank including being Regional Sales Director, Middle East, South Asia and Africa (23 countries), Head of Consumer Banking, United Arab Emirates, Board Director (Standard Chartered Bank Kenya) and Head of Consumer Banking East Africa. Whilst with the bank he has participated in a number of interesting assignments including due diligence cases and been an Integration Lead Executive for an acquisition in Pakistan (acquired Union Bank).

More recently he has been working on the acquisition and integration of Barclays Custody business in Tanzania. Whilst in his various roles he has launched and grown many new products and brands in multiple markets.

Prior to joining the Standard Chartered Group he worked as a consultant in Strategy, Business Management and Finance in Canada, and before that he worked in the pharmaceutical industry in the UK. He thrives in an entrepreneurial environment and has experience in settling up and running a number of businesses in Kenya and the UK.

He is married with three children.

Academically he qualified as a pharmacist at Manchester University, United Kingdom and then later on completing an MBA (Finance and International Business) from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

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