The Board of Directors of Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Kinisu as a non-executive director.

Until June 2014 Mr Kinisu was the Chairman of PwC Africa Board overseeing the operations of PwC firms in 16 countries, including Kenya and until June 2012 he was the CEO and Territory Senior Partner, PwC Africa Central comprising PwC firms in 9 countries.

For several years, he served as the Honorary Treasurer, University of Nairobi and is currently Vice Chairman of the Africa Population Health and Research Centre. Mr Kinisu is also a businessman with interests in real estate.

He has more than 30 years of experience as a professional accountant, consultant and business leader with extensive exposure to business issues in the public and private sectors. 

Commenting on Philip’s appointment and while welcoming him to the Barclays family, the Board Chairman Mr. Francis Okomo-Okello said, “I would like to welcome Philip to the Barclays fraternity. He is joining a vibrant Board at an inflexion point in the company’s history-not least, we will shortly be celebrating 100 years of operations in Kenya.”

“Having worked in different countries and cultures, we are counting on his appreciation of the importance of diversity and inclusion to business success, qualities which will help take Barclays to the next level,” he added.

Mr Kinisu holds a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Hons) Degree from the University of Nairobi, is a Certified Public Accountant (Kenya) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. 

About Barclays Bank of Kenya

Barclays Bank of Kenya is one of Kenya’s leading financial institutions. Established in 1916, Barclays has been a major player in Kenya’s financial landscape and has been associated with a number of market firsts including the launch of the first ATM, Sharia Banking and unsecured lending.

The bank has presence in 38 counties. It has 121 branches, more than 230 ATMs and has a robust Internet and Mobile banking platform.

Barclays is a major global financial service provider engaged in personal banking, enterprise, credit cards, corporate and bancassurance. The bank offers end to end financial solutions to retail, enterprise and corporate customers and its regional and global footprint enables it to offer cutting edge financial solutions to its clients. The bank is a leader in the credit card space

The bank has a robust citizenship agenda that is anchored on youth empowerment and has in the last three years alone spent more than Kshs. 450 million programmes which have helped transform the lives of thousands of youth across the country.

The bank’s purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way. 

For further information about Barclays, please visit our website

About Barclays Africa Group

Barclays Africa Group Limited is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is one of Africa’s largest financial services groups. We are uniquely positioned as a fully global, fully regional and fully local bank. We offer personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance.

Barclays Africa is 62.3% owned by Barclays Bank PLC (Barclays). At 31 December 2014, we had 847,8 million shares in issue and a market capitalisation of R154,0 billion. We operate in 12 countries with more than 41 thousand permanent employees and we have 12 million customers.

Our registered head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa and we have majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania (Barclays Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia. We also have representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria. Barclays Bank PLC has operations in Egypt and Zimbabwe which are an integral part of our African business and continue to be run by Barclays Africa operationally.

For further information about Barclays Africa, please visit our website

About Barclays

Barclays is an international financial services provider engaged in personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays’ purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions - in the right way. With 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 130,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

For further information about Barclays, please visit our website