Jeremy Awori is the Chief Executive Officer at Absa Bank Kenya PLC (formerly Barclays Bank of Kenya), a position he assumed in February 2013. Prior to joining Absa, he held various positions within Standard Chartered Bank (SCB); among them, CEO Standard Chartered Tanzania (2008 to 2012), Regional Sales and Performance Director at SCB Middle East, South Asia and Africa (2005 to 2008) and Head of Consumer Banking in SCB UAE (2003 to 2005). He also served Standard Chartered as Executive Director and Head of Consumer Banking for East Africa. Jeremy has in addition lived and worked in the in UK, North America and Asia.
He completed his Master degree in Business Administration from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Manchester University in the United Kingdom.
In addition to his responsibilities at Absa Kenya, Jeremy is a Director at Absa Financial Services Limited (AFS), a pan-African Insurance and Wealth Management Company; Absa Kenya (Nominees) Limited; First Assurance Company Limited; First Assurance Holdings Limited; Absa Life Assurance Kenya Limited and Absa Asset Management Limited.
Furthermore, Jeremy is a board member of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and the former Chairman of the Kenya Bankers Association where he sits on the Governing Council. He is additionally a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and an Aspen Global Leadership Institute fellow. In March 2020, Jeremy was appointed by the President of the Republic of Kenya as a board member of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.
Jeremy is married with three children. He enjoys swimming and several other sports.