Yusuf Omari


Job Title: Chief finance officer

Company: Absa Bank Kenya


Yusuf Omari is the chief finance officer of Absa Bank Kenya.

The experienced finance executive resumed his role as CFO, after serving as interim managing director at the financial services provider for six months.

He joined Absa Bank Kenya in 2004, working as the head of Internal Audit East and West Africa cluster for four years before taking on the role of head of Compliance. In 2009, he was appointed chief financial officer in 2009. Prior to his time at Absa Bank Kenya, Yusuf worked at audit firm KPMG.

He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Yusuf is also a board member of the University of Nairobi Enterprise Services and ICPAK.

Yusuf holds an MBA from Strathmore Business School, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi and is a qualified Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as well as a certified internal auditor.

May 2023 - Present: Chief Finance Officer, Absa Bank Kenya
Nov 2022 - April 2023: Interim Managing Director, Absa Bank Kenya
Feb 2004 - Nov 2022: Chief Finance Officer, Absa Bank Kenya
Sep 1998 - Feb 2004: Senior Auditor, KPMG

Date not available: MBA, Strathmore Business School
Date not available: B.Econ, University of Nairobi
Date not available: Certified Public Accountant
Date not available: Certified Internal Auditor

Absa Bank Kenya
Absa Bank Kenya is part of African financial services company Absa Group Limited, which is listed on the JSE in South Africa. The Absa Group is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups with a presence in 12 countries across the continent and around 42, 000 employees.

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