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MARTIN Oduor OTIENO - A name synonymous with CORPORATE TITAN!!!

Hosted by the Consul of the Nairobi Professional Networking Group
Business & Networking
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Took place 2 months ago
Wed 27 Jun 17:30 - 20:00

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MARTIN ODUOR OTIENO - CBS (Chief of the Burning Spear awarded by the president)

Martin’s career started out in Accounting and Banking but has
now shifted to his new passion, Leadership and Governance.
He is currently an independent Business Advisor and Accredited
Executive Coach, and runs the Consulting Firm, The Leadership
Group Limited.

Prior to this, he worked with Deloitte East Africa as Partner, Financial Services Industry from May Protected content December Protected content . He had an illustrious career at Kenya Commercial Bank Group (KCB Group, plc) between October Protected content December Protected content , most of which time he was Chief Executive Officer, presiding over rapid transformation and
growth for the bank.

He has also held senior positions in Barclays Bank both in Kenya and in South Africa, in addition to an earlier decade spent in various finance roles at British American Tobacco Kenya and as accounting trainee at the professional services firm, EY.

Martin has also had a stint in the Public Sector as Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance/Treasury in the Government of Kenya between Protected content 2001. Martin holds an Executive MBA degree from
ESAMI/Maastritch Business Schools and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Nairobi. He is also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He is a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Bankers and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and the Institute of Directors of Kenya. He
is an Accredited Governance Auditor.

He holds non executive directorships in Standard Bank Group, Standard Bank of South Africa, East African Breweries plc, British American Tobacco Kenya plc, Kenya Airways plc, GA Life Assurance Limited and is also a Trustee of SOS Children’s Villages Kenya and member of the International Senate of SOS KDI. His biography, Beyond the Shadows of my Dream, is available on Amazon.


(1) view on interest rate caps and what next?
(2) innovation - are banks doing enough? The telcos appear to be leading mobile banking as opposed to the banks e.g Mpesa...
(3) new banks entering the market e.g. JP announcing intention to set up rep office... is Kenya over-banked?
(4) financing of large infrastructure projects - predominantly in USD by international banks... what needs to be done to finance these projects in KES i.e. how do we get more local bank participation?
(5) view on GoK debt, Are we borrowing too much?
(5.5)Kenya downgrade by Moodys to B2, the effects on Corporates and Foreign Direct Investment.
(6) Qualities of a good and effective corporate leader/leader in general.
(7)Your experience working for government compared to private sector
(8)Kenya political leadership - What are we doing right, what's lacking?
(9)Kenya perception to the rest of the world. How do we improve the narrative?

Fellow Members, this is the kind that you clear out your calendar for.
I look forward to seeing you all there.