JUDITH ODHIAMBO

Country: Kenya

Sector: Banking

Age: 48

Judith is the KCB Group Head of Corporate Affairs and this role involves managing brand reputation, stakeholder engagement, internal and external strategic communications, and sustainability and responsible banking. She has spearheaded the bank’s sustainability initiatives that in 2020 resulted in accreditation with the global Green Climate Fund (GCF), which will see the bank access up to USD 250 million in funding for onward lending to clients aligned to climate change mitigation and adaptation. KCB is the first bank in the country to be accredited. Judith’s efforts toward making KCB an environmentally responsible bank were underpinned in 2014 when she helped incorporate Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) requirements into the bank’s credit processes.

Judith has honed her leadership capability at the highest corporate level, working with various KCB Boards and Committees, including by serving as a member of the KCB Executive Committee (EXCO), KCB Wellness Committee, and KCB Staff Recognition Committee. She previously was a Board Director of KCB Insurance for three years. In addition, she serves on the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) Committee, United Nations Environmental Program Financial Initiative (UNEP Fi) Committee, and Membership Committee at Women in Boards (WOB). 

Previously, she served as Public Relations Manager at Kenya Railways Corporation, where she successfully designed and executed programs to promote the privatization of Kenya Railways, in addition to improving the outlook of the Nairobi Railway Museum and its publications and overseeing its opening to the public.

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