Joshua Oigara

Joshua Nyamweya Oigara (born 1975, Kisii, Kenya) is the current Group Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Commercial Bank Group, the biggest banking group in Kenya by asset base.[1][2] At age 37, his appointment in November 2012 to replace the outgoing CEO Martin Oduor-Otieno made him the youngest CEO of a publicly traded bank at the NSE.[3] Prior to his appointment, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of the Company between January 12, 2012 and January 2013. He also served as Group Chief Financial Officer at KCB Bank Group for East Africa.

Joshua Oigara
Alma materEdith Cowan University (MBA)
University of Nairobi (Bachelor of Commerce )
OccupationBusiness Executive, Chief Executive Officer
TitleGroup Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Commercial Bank Group

He joined the Bank in November 2011 from Bamburi Cement where he served as Group Financial Director and Chief Financial Officer for the East Africa region.[4][5] Oigara holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Nairobi and Master of Business Administration from Edith Cowan University and a host of other qualifications.[6]

Background and EducationEdit

Joshua Oigara's parents, William and Diana Oigara, were both schoolteachers and tea farmers at the Gesima Settlement Scheme in Borabu, where he grew up.[7]

After high school, he was admitted to the University of Nairobi for a Bachelor of Commerce (accounting degree). He also pursued his accounting certification at Strathmore University school of accountancy, graduating from both in 1997.

Personal Life and Net WorthEdit

Oigara is a married father of three children.

In 2015, Joshua Oigara publicly declared his wealth as: a net worth of Shs. 220 million, made up of total assets of Shs. 350million and loan obligations of Shs. 130 million, and a monthly gross salary of Shs. 4.9million.[8][9]


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  2. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "${Instrument_CompanyName} ${Instrument_Ric} People |". U.S. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  3. ^ "KCB makes surprise choice for Oduor-Otieno's big shoes". Business Daily. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  4. ^ "KCB makes surprise choice for Oduor-Otieno's big shoes". Business Daily. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  5. ^ "KCB appoints new CEO to replace Oduor-Otieno". Business Daily. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  6. ^ :KCB Board Appoints Joshua as the New Group Chief Executive Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "The rise and rise of the newest corporate captain - Daily Nation". Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  8. ^ Wafula, Paul. "Kenya Commercial Bank CEO Joshua Oigara declares his wealth". The Standard. Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  9. ^ Bloomberg. "Joshua Oigara, CEO & Managing Director, KCB Group". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2019-09-21.