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KBA Management kbaadmin May 9, 2022
Raimond Molenje / Ag. Chief Executive Officer

Raimond, is the acting Chief Executive Officer of the Association effective 1st April 2024. His role steers KBA’s strategic direction, covering industry advocacy, development and sustainability, training, capacity building and stakeholder relationships. Raimond has been a part of KBA since 2018, where he served as the Director of Legal, Human Resources and Policy Advocacy. He has 19 years’ experience in legal, and regulatory practice and advisory, as well as human resource leadership, advocacy, lobby, and stakeholder engagement.

Raimond has held senior leadership roles leading business member organisations for over ten years. He has also served as a corporate legal counsel, human resource advisor, industrial and employee relations manager in various leading organizations before joining KBA. Notable organisations he has worked for include De La Rue Currency & Security Print, Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE), Equity Bank and Rural Electrification & Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC). Raimond has had a successful career as a private civil and commercial litigation practitioner for over six years.

Raimond has played a vital role in transforming the industry’s advocacy and lobby efforts with decision makers and stakeholders. Over the years, he has also successfully coordinated the industry’s collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations with the Union (BIFU-Kenya Raimond has led the sector in the partnership with the Judiciary in resolving disputes through mediation and coordinated industry-wide litigation. He continues to oversee the capacity development of the industry staff and drive the corporate culture at the Association. Raimond’s leadership has sustained KBA’s staff motivation and engagement, and he effectively manages the Association’s governance structures.

He holds the position of Board Member at the Auctioneers & Licensing Board under the Attorney General’s Office and the Mediation Accreditation Committee of the Judiciary representing the banking industry. Additionally, he is a member of several working groups and task forces that aim to promote socio-economic development of the country.

Raimond is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public. He is a practicing member with both the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL. B) degree from the University of Nairobi, and two postgraduate Diplomas in Law from the Kenya School of Law and International Diploma in Human Resource Management from Cambridge International College, UK.

Fidelis Muia / Director of Technical Services

Mr. Muia is the Director of Technical Services and is responsible for coordinating industry initiatives to enhance technology and operations in the banking sector. He has played a vital role in implementing projects that modernised the Automated Clearing House (Cheque Truncation) and the National Payments System. With over 20 years of experience working in the insurance and banking industries, Mr. Muia has a broad knowledge of systems development and implementation.

Christine Onyango / Director of Communication and Public Affairs

Ms. Onyango joined the Association in February 2022 after serving as the Head of Marketing at I&M Bank for ten years. She has 19 years of experience in the banking industry, having worked for a Fortune 500 company, one of the largest banks in the US (Bank of America), Credit Bank Limited, and Gulf African Bank. Christine is a well-known marketing, corporate communication, and business strategy leader. She has a proven history of delivering results through effective marketing campaigns and brand and relationship management. Ms. Onyango holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Amberton University in Dallas, TX, and an Associate degree in Business Administration and Management from Collin County Community College in Plano, TX.

Kennedy Mutisya / Chief Finance Officer

Mr. Mutisya was appointed Chief Finance Officer in December 2012. With 20 years of experience in the finance industry, he has worked in various roles in East Africa, including project finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis. He has worked in multiple sectors, such as banking, telecommunications, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), and insurance. His recent position was the Finance Manager at the Monarch Group of companies. Mr Mutisya earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Studies from Kenyatta University and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

Dr. Samuel Tiriongo / Director of Research and Policy

Dr Samuel Tiriongo (PhD) joined the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) team in December 2020. Before joining KBA, he worked as an economist with the Central Bank of Kenya for 13 years. During his tenure, he served as a member of the Secretariat of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) for 11 years. His role was to provide research and analysis to the committee to aid in their decision-making process for monetary policy. Dr. Tiriongo has also conducted various research assignments that have helped shape industry discourse and policymaking. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed research outlets, focusing on market microstructure, economic responses to crises, monetary policy communication, and credit market analyses, among other areas.

Dr. Tiriongo has a PhD in Economics from the University of Dar es Salaam-Tanzania. He was conferred this degree under the Collaborative PhD Programme in Economics for Sub-Saharan Africa of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). He has been a research fellow of the AERC since 2016 and was awarded in 2017 to participate in the AERC/IMF Visiting Scholars Programme. Dr. Tiriongo has also received professional training from leading organisations, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), The World Bank, and the Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI).