Joshua Oigara, CBS, is a member of the KCB Group Plc and KCB Bank Kenya Boards, as well as the KCB Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.
He is the Chairman of the Energy and Regulatory Commission of Kenya, a Director of the Vision 2030 Delivery Board, and was commended by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta on the Award of Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear, CBS, for exemplary service to the people and nation of Kenya.
Further to these, Joshua has been selected by the Minister of Sports to join the World Rally Championship Steering Committee. He is also the Chairman of the Kenya Bankers Association, the banking industry lobby.
Listed as one of African’s top 25 leaders to watch based on his role to champion transformational leadership and change on the continent by the Financial Times, Joshua actively engages at national and industry level to drive this agenda. Where possible, he will prompt and drive discussions that aim to address leadership, governance, sustainable financial inclusion and technological innovation concerns at various business schools and international conferences.
Joshua was named among the top 100 youngest and most influential economic leaders in Africa by an independent French research centre and was among six other under-40-year- old Kenyans in the top 100 list in the annual research conducted by Paris-based Institut Choiseul in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Recently named CEO of the Year in East Africa by the Banker Africa, Joshua captains the largest indigenous bank in the East African region, with assets of over $6.5 billion and a market capitalization of over $1.4 billion. With presence in Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and a Representative Office in Ethiopia, the bank serves over 15 million customers, through its over 260 branches, over 960 ATMs, 15,000 agents and 5,800 staff.
KCB was in 2017 recognised for its performance by The Banker which ranked it as the 721st bank globally and 18th in Africa based on Tier 1 Capital. The institution further awarded KCB the coveted Best Bank in Kenya. Additionally, Euromoney recognised KCB as the Best Commercial Bank in East Africa and in Kenya, while Africa Investor awarded KCB the Best Bank in Kenya Award. Africa Investor further awarded Joshua the Best Ai40 CEO.