Lawrence Kimathi Kiambi


Job Title: Group chief financial officer

Company: KCB Group


Lawrence Kimathi Kiambi joined KCB Group in 2015 as the CFO. He has over two decades of senior leadership experience, having worked at a number of multinationals during his career.

He joined Cadbury as the Finance and IT director for East and Central Africa in 2005, before taking on the role of Finance director for East and Central Africa for British American Tobacco in 2008. Three years later, he became the Regional Finance manager for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.

In 2012, he took on the role of CFO at AIG before joining East African Breweries Limited as Group Supply Finance director in 2013.

He serves on the KCB Uganda board and is a trustee on the KCB Staff Pension Fund defined benefit scheme.

Lawrence holds a Masters in Business Administration from Warwick Business School UK, a B.Sc majoring in Accounting from United States International University and is a certified public accountant of Kenya. He is also a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and Institute of Directors.

May 2015 - Present: Group Chief Financial Officer, KCB Bank Group
Aug 2013 - May 2015: Group Supply Finance Director, East African Breweries Limited
Aug 2012 - July 2013: Chief Financial Officer, AIG
Jan 2011 - July 2012: Regional Finance Manager, Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa, British American Tobacco
Feb 2008 - Dec 2010: Finance Director, East & Central Africa, British American Tobacco
Jun 2005 - Jan 2008: Finance and IT Director, Cadbury, East and Central Africa

1997 - 2000: BSc, Business Administration/Commerce, United States International University
1993 - 1997: CPA, Professional Accountancy qualification, Strathmore College
Master of Business Administration, University of Warwick

KCB Group
KCB Group is the largest financial services organisation in East Africa in terms of asset size. The Group's headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, with subsidiaries in Kenya, Rwanda, Southern Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi. In 2015, KCB Group opened a representative office in Ethiopia, expanding the growth of the organisation. The Bank is over 124 years old having started in Mombasa in 1896. 

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