Jeremy Awori

CEO, Barclays Bank Kenya

Membership:  Class of 2010 (Uwepo)

Jeremy is responsible for one of the largest listed companies on the Nairobi Stock Exchange and offers full commercial and retail banking services across the entire country. Jeremy joined Barclays Bank Kenya Ltd in 2013 before that he was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania, during his 2 years at the bank, the bank has grown substantially delivering record revenues and profits and expanding its operations.

Jeremy joined Standard Chartered Bank Group in Kenya in1997 and prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of SCBTL 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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