Family Bank is one of the leading banks in Kenya in terms of assets and customer base. The senior Managers of Family Bank are highly qualified, right from the Chief Executive Officer, Peter Munyiri.
If you want to know their profiles, the following are full details.
Mr. Peter Munyiri
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Munyiri holds a BA Honors degree in economics from the University of Nairobi and an EMBA from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Mr. Munyiri is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers UK (ACIB), a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Bankers (FKIB) and Alumni of Oxford University (Said Business School), INSEAD (France) and Strathmore Business Schools. He has also trained in the World Bank headquarters (Washington DC).
He has wealth of experience in banking and Strategy Execution spanning over many years having previously worked at Executive levels with Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), Co-operative Bank of Kenya, Standard Charted Bank and Barclays Bank of Kenya. His experiences cuts across several Pan African markets including market entry strategies. Among key highlights in his career path is leading a major transformational project for a big bank in several markets in East Africa together with McKinsey and Company, the global management consultancy firm.
His last appointment was the Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer with the Kenya Commercial Bank where he was a member of the Boards of the several group companies. He is a member of Governing Council Kenya Bankers Association.
He has also served as council Member of the Kenya Institute of Bankers and Pan African Christian University. He holds a Head of State Commendation (HSC) for his contribution to the growth of the Kenyan Banking Industry and transformation of small businesses in East Africa through financial intermediation.
Mr. Mark Keriri
Operations and Technology Director
Committees: Board Credit Committee; Board Risk Management Committee; Board Strategy Committee
Keriri has over 17 years’ experience working in the Information Technology field in both Kenya and the USA. He has emerged as a key influence and policy maker in the development of ICT banking systems in Kenya and successfully managed the complete implementation of the Flexcube system at Family Bank, giving Family Bank a major competitive edge. Prior to joining Family Bank, Keriri worked as a system programmer and specialist for PNC Bank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, beginning his now long-standing relationship with ICT banking systems. In recognition of his achievements in enterprise IT deployment, Keriri recently became a CIO100 honoree and steered Family Bank’s win of ICTAK’s ‘Best Use of ICT’ in Banking 2013 and 2014. In addition, Keriri introduced and oversees mobile banking and quick and secure money transfer services.
Mr. Njung’e Kamau
Finance and Strategy Director
Committees: Board Strategy Committee
Njung’e Kamau is the Finance & Strategy Director of the Bank. He joined the Bank as a Finance Manager and has 24 years extensive local and international professional working experience in Advanced Global Finance,Accounting and Audit. He commenced his career with Ernst & Young, and has worked with Lonrho Africa Plc, East African Breweries Limited and Equity bank where he was the Head of Finance. He holds an MBA in Finance and a B.Com Degree (Accounting Option) from The University of Nairobi. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K), Certified Public Secretary (CPS-K) from Strathmore University and a member of ICPAK and ICPSK. He is also a Certified Financial Modeller (CFM) from The International Academy of Financial Management from (Dubai, UAE & Hongkong). The International Banking Summer School (IBSS) in Australia. He is also a graduate of Advanced Management Programme (AMP) from Strathmore University, Lagos University and IESE – Barcelona, Spain University.
Ms. Rebecca Mbithi
Rebecca was appointed Company Secretary & Head of Legal in January 2015.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from the University of Nairobi and a Masters in Business Administration from United States International University. She is a Certified Public Secretary and a Certified Public Accountant.
Rebecca has over fourteen years’ experience in legal and Company Secretarial practice both as an advocate and also at top management level in two large organizations. She served as Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs in Kenya Tea Development Agency Ltd for four years before joining Rift Valley Railways as the Company Secretary and Legal Counsel for five years. She has vast experience in corporate governance and has served in the Corporate Governance and Standards Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries Kenya.
Director, Retail Banking
David was appointed Director of Retail Banking in January 2013
David Thuku is a career Retail Banker with over 25 years’ experience mainly from Barclays Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. David started off as a Management Trainee at Standard Chartered in 1990 and navigated through senior management roles in Marketing, Investment Management, Project Management, Product and Sales Innovation, Risk Management, Branch Management, Training & Competency Development and business re-engineering. His last roles at Barclays Bank before joining Family Bank included serving as the Head of Secured Lending, Head of Business Banking and Retail Director at Barclays Bank Seychelles. An Associate of the Marketing Institute of Singapore (AMIS), David holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from Kenyatta University, MBA in Finance from University of Nairobi, Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing of Financial Services from the Marketing Institute of Singapore, An Intermediate Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching, UK and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Liverpool, UK.
Human Resources Director
Mr. Wamwati joined Family Bank in May 2014. Prior to that John worked at Equity Bank Ltd. He has over 20 years general management experience as a Human Resource specialist. He has also worked at UAP Insurance Company and APA Insurance Company amongst other blue chips. He holds an MBA in Strategic Management and Bachelor of Arts degrees both from the University of Nairobi.
He also holds a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management from the Institute of Human Resource Management and a Higher Diploma in Business Management from Kenya Institute of Management. Mr. Wamwati has also completed an Executive Diploma in Industrial Relations from United States International University
Roseanne Wanjiru Ndungu
Head of Treasury
Roseanne was appointed as the Head of Treasury in December 2013.
She has vast experience in banking (Finance and Treasury). She previously worked with Equatorial Commercial Bank as the Head of Treasury, Money Market and Fixed income dealer at the Equatorial Commercial Bank and has held various other postings as ALM head while at Eco Bank. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a Master of Commerce degree from Strathmore University. Roseanne is a member of the Horizontal Repo subcommittee and has also attended various high level courses on Risk management and market analysis.
Head – Institutional Banking and Cash Management
Ruth Murage was appointed Head of Institutional Banking & Cash Management in August 2011.
Ruth is a seasoned banker with over 12 years working experience in Liability management. She started her career at Co-operative Bank of Kenya as a graduate trainee then moved up the ladder to Operations, Customer Service, Marketing, Brand Analysis and Institutional Banking and Liability Management.
Her last assignment prior to joining Family Bank was at the KCB Group where she was a Senior Corporate Relationship Manager in Institutional Banking.
Ruth holds a Master of International Business Administration (Strategic Management) USIU-A, BA (Economics & Government) UoN. She is also a member of the Kenya Institute of Bankers.
She has attended several courses in Leadership, Client Relationship Management, Marketing of Financial Services and Financial Negotiations.
Francis Mutuku Mutua
Head of Strategy
Francis Mutua was appointed Head of Strategy in November 2013.
Francis is an astute corporate planning and strategy Manager with over 15 Years banking experience in Strategic planning, investor relations, Capital and funding programmes, Market intelligence, business advisory , business restructuring/reengineering and financial analysis. Prior to joining Family Bank, he worked with The Cooperative Bank of Kenya for 13 years attaining the position of Corporate Planning & Strategy Manager in charge of Planning &Strategy implementation. He holds an MBA (Finance) and a Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM) Hons.from The University of Nairobi.
A CPA (K), Francis has been an active member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) for the last 11 years. He is also a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (CPSK) and a member of The Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK)
He is currently finalizing a PHD Degree in Strategic Management at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and The Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Strathmore Business School. Francis has undergone valuable training in leadership, Project Management, strategic management & Environmental and Social sustainability.
General Manager Bancassurance
Dipesh joined Family Bank Ltd in October 2009 as the Bancassurance Manager.
Dipesh has a wealth of experience in the Insurance Business. Prior to joining Family Bank, he was the Head of Bancassurance Jubilee Insurance Company of Kenya, Offshore Manager, and Personal Financial Advisor at Old Mutual Kenya.
He is a holder of an MBA from Strathmore University, Nairobi and a Bachelor of Engineering degree.
Head of Corporate Banking and Mortgages
Wilson was appointed Head of Corporate Banking and Mortgages in December 2014.
He has 17 years of well-rounded banking experience in management and operations. Previously he served as the Regional Manager for Nairobi with an overall mandate for growth covering 21 branches.
He is a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, an opt-in research community of business professionals and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. He is a leadership Alumni for Strathmore University and Daystar University.
Wilson is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Knowledge Management at Stellenbosch University, South Africa and holds a BSc. Honours degree in Natural Resource Management from Egerton University.
He hold Postgraduate qualifications in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (C.I.M.) and also in Information Systems Engineering from Sunderland University, UK.
Mr. Patrick Gachugu
Head of Audit
Patrick was appointed as the Head of Audit in September 2014 and previously served as the Finance Manager for three years.
He joined the Bank in December 2003 as a management trainee. He also served as the secretary & a member of the Board of Trustees for the Family Bank Staff retirement Benefits Scheme for over 7 years.
He holds a Bachelor of Education degree in Mathematics & Economics from Moi University and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Management (MBA) degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
Patrick is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) and a member of ICPAK. He has also attended valuable training on leadership and internal Auditing.
Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications
Caroline Gichuru was appointed Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Family bank in August 2015. She has 15 years marketing experience mainly in the telecommunications sector.
Carole mastered advertising at TBWA\Creative Nairobi then moved to Uganda to set up of Redsky Uganda another advertising agency handling Uganda Telecom as Group Account Director. In January 2009 she moved to Warid Telecom as Brand Manager and in July 2010 moved to Safaricom Ltd where she contributed to the growth of the brand for 5 years under various capacities including Senior Manager – Advertising and Senior Manager – Brand Specialist.
In 2004 while at TBWA\creative she team-led conceptualization of MOVE at NIC which was a game-changer in banking. At Redsky Uganda, she pioneered in launching the new corporate ID for Uganda Telecom and at Safaricom Ltd, she pioneered documentation of the Safaricom brand guidelines. Carol has an executive MBA from USIU and a BA degree from the University of Nairobi.
Head, Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Steve Mararo Joined Family Bank in 1998 where he has risen to the position of Head of ICT. He has over 22 years’ hands-on experience in the Information technology field. His specific prowess is in the development of ICT and service Delivery Strategies.
Among key highlights in his high profile career is rich experience in managing branch based banking utilization channels like ATMs, POS, and Mobile Banking with SMS & USSD. Steve is also responsible for co-ordination of the Bank’s disaster Recovery and Contigency Planning as a part of business contingency Plan as well as its testing and implementation.
Steve Holds a Bachelor of Business Information Technology degree from Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) and a Diploma in Computer programming, systems Analysis and Design from Graafins College, Nairobi. In addition he is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) ITIL Certified, and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and has been trained in CCNA. He is currently finalizing a MSC Degree in computer Systems at JKUAT. He is a Fellow – Computer Society of Kenya and member of ISACA – Kenya Chapter.
During the course of his employment, he has attended several local & International training courses and seminars on Leadership, Strategy, Corporate Governance, ICT, Mobile Banking, Selling and negotiation skills.