Absa Bank Kenya PLC – Kenya
Chief Executive Officer
Jeremy Awori is the Managing Director and CEO of Absa Bank Kenya PLC since February 2013. He has extensive experience in executive leadership having held senior positions in different multi-national financial institutions across the United Kingdom, North America, Asia and Africa.
In addition to his responsibilities at Absa Bank Kenya PLC, Jeremy serves on the Boards of Absa Financial Services Limited (AFS), First Assurance Holdings Limited as well as several Absa Bank Kenya subsidiaries. He is a former Chairman of the Kenya Bankers Association, where he sits on the Governing Council, and a retired board member of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA). In 2020, Jeremy was appointed by the President to the Board of Kenya COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. He is also a Board Member of the United Nations Global Compact Network Kenya.
His exemplary leadership was honored by the All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) which ranked him among the top 2 Business Leaders on the continent in 2018. He has also been voted top CEO shaping the business agenda in Kenya by Business Monthly for two three consecutively.
Jeremy is a passionate thought leader on Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Innovation and sustainable business practices. He is a sports enthusiast and has competed in swimming internationally.
He obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Manchester University in the United Kingdom. He is also a fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Institute and a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).