As Head of Enterprise & Supply Chain Development (ESD) for the Absa Bank Plc, Kenya, Richard is responsible for defining and implementing the ESD strategy, which looks to leverage corporate partnerships to improve access to finance for suppliers in corporate value chains.
This strategy has a particular focus on financing Small and Medium sized entities with corporate offtake agreements while also ensuring the SMEs develop adequate skills to manage and grow their businesses sustainably.
Before his current position, Richard held various roles in Retail, and Business Banking This included Branch managerial roles in various regions in Kenya
Richard holds a B.Sc. Business Administration (Finance) Degree, qualifications in Structured Trade, Retail Banking certification from Retail Banking Academy UK and a certified Commercial & Advanced lending professional from London institute of Finance.