KCB Bank was formed on the premise of these values: inspiration, simplicity and friendliness. We have made sure to always have at the helm, people who hold the same values and through their leadership and expertise do their part in ensuring that they are imbued throughout the organization. Our leaders are committed to propelling the bank forward, an endeavor that is evidenced by the continued growth of KCB across boundaries, in line with our mission to achieve global reach.
John joined the Board in 2018. He holds an MBA in Finance from Brandeis University in Boston, Massachusetts and a BSc in Quantitative Economics from Makerere University, Uganda.
John is currently the Director of UAP Insurance Rwanda, Elon Construction and JIBU Corporate. He previously served as the CEO of Crystal Ventures Ltd and on the Boards of MTN Rwanda, Rwanda Investment Group and CIMERWA. He worked in investment banking with Bank of America’s Global Industries Group in New York, in commercial banking and market research with Fleet Boston Bank and AC Nielsen respectively and as an Analyst with Trudeau & Trudeau Associates in Boston.
John is the founder of the Vision Sports Academy in Rwanda and the President of the Rwanda Table Tennis Federation.
He joined the Board in July, 2013. He is Corporate Finance specialist, graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Computer Science at the University of Nairobi. Tom later did postgraduate studies at the University of Cambridge (Jesus College) as a Commonwealth Scholar studying for a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Management Studies. Tom eventually wrote his Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) examinations completing them in straight passes in two years and all by home study. Tom has previously worked in the Central Bank of Kenya, Barclays Bank in UK, Kenya and Zambia and Deloitte’s corporate finance advisory division. Tom currently works as the Chief Executive Officer of Ler Ltd, a real-estate focused Investment Company. He serves as the Chairman of Human Resources and IT Committees. He also sits in the Credit and Procurement Committees.
Antonia joined the Board in 2017. She holds a Diploma in Education from Kyambogo, a certificate in MSM Executive Program in Management of Change for Organization Transition from Maastricht School of Management and a Master of Education from Leeds University in UK.
She is currently the Director General of National Capacity Development and Employment Services Board (CESB) and Executive Secretary of National Capacity Building Secretariat (NCBS). She is the founder and Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR) in Rwanda and has over 13 years of experience in governance, leadership and resource mobilization. Antonia previously served as Chairperson of Rwanda Governance Board (RGB), Board member of Public Sector Capacity Building secretariat (PSCBS) and Vice Chair Umutara Polytec University.
Timothy joined the board in 2018. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics and a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Idaho, USA.
He is a seasoned Human Resources professional with extensive experience at senior management and board levels who has shaped high performance culture in Multinational organisations and major growth brands, with robust development programs that have produced double digit revenue growth.
Timothy’s Specialties are: HR strategy development and execution, Organization review and development, talent engagement and development, Union negotiations, Q12, Gallup strength finder.
Joachim was appointed the Chief Technology Officer, KCB Group PLC effective on September 9th, 2019.
He has over 34 years of work experience spanning several global executive technology management roles in banking and financial services, technology, automotive and aeronautics sectors. These include Head of Infrastructure (Airbus Industries, Germany), Team Leader, Software Development (BMW Bank), Group Head of Derivatives IT (Deutsche Bank Group), Chief Architect and Chief Technology Officer, Global Equities Business Services (Deutsche Bank Group), Global Head of Production management (Deutsche Bank Group Corporate and Investment Bank, London, UK), Director of Enterprise Architecture (oracle Corporation, London, UK and Nairobi, Kenya) and Technology Sales Director for Kenya and East Africa (Oracle Corporation).
Joachim holds Bachelor of Computer Science and Mathematics from the Technical University of Munich.
Dr. Alexis joined the board in March 2021. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Sciences, a Master of Sciences in Civil Engineering from Washington International University and a PHD of Sciences in Civil Engineering, specializing in Dynamic of Structures from Washington International University.
Alexis is a seasoned engineer and founder of E.G.C Ltd a local private company specializing in construction works of buildings, water and power supply.
He is currently the chairman of the Chamber of Industry at Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF) and chairman of board of directors of the Association of the Rwanda Contractors (AEBTP). He has also served on the boards of Work force Development Authority (WDA) and Rwanda Public Procurement Authority (RPPA).
George joined the bank in September 2013. He previously served as Head, Business Analytics & Transformation at KCB Bank Kenya.
George’s early career included Branch Management at Standard Chartered Bank Kenya, Area Manager at Barclays Bank Kenya, before becoming Head, Business Analytics, East & West Africa at Barclays Africa. A graduate of the University of Nairobi in BSc Mathematical Statistics & MSc Pure Mathematics, Post Graduate Diploma graduate in Corporate Governance from KCA University, Kenya and a holder of Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching awarded by the Academy of Executive Coaching, UK. He has 22 years’ experience in Commercial Banking.
Brice Manzi joined the bank in 2009 where he first served as Manager, Legal Services and Compliance. He has over 17 years’ experience in legal services and corporate governance. Other roles held include Attorney and Investment Specialist lawyer at Rwanda Social Security Board and Legal Consultant at KPS Associates.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from the University of Rwanda and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practices (PG Dip. LP) from the Institute of Legal Practices and Development. He is a certified arbitrator from Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIarb).