28 November 2012

Kenya: Awori Takes Over As Barclays Kenya Chief Executive

BARCLAYS bank has appointed Jeremy Awori as managing director of its Kenya operations, replacing Adan Mohammed who will now oversee African operations as the chief administrative officer.

The changes will take effect in February next year. The position of CAO was created by Barclays under a new operational strategy dubbed the Sub Saharan structure for its 'one Africa' business plan.

Consequently, Adan will now be based at the Africa office charged with the responsibility of overseeing the bank's operations in across Kenya, Uganda, Barclays Tanzania, National Bank of Commerce Tanzania Seychelles, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Ghana and Nigeria.

The CAO will sit on the boards of all the ten countries, the bank said adding that the branding, marketing, communication and citizenship divisions for Barclays Africa will report to Adan.

"Adans performance at Barclays Kenya fits the profile of the leadership we seek; to drive an ambitious Pan-African foray that touches the entire financial services spectrum as the leading financial services group in the continent," said Barclays CEO for Africa Kennedy Bungane.

Under the new structure, Awori who will head Barclays Kenya will now report to Adan under the new regional management structure. Awori previously worked with Standard Chartered as CEO of its subsidiary in Tanzania and in the position of regional sales and performance director for its Dubai subsidiary.

Adan who has been at the helm of Barclays Kenya for the last 10 years, was recently shortlisted for the Kenya Revenue Authority commisioner general position but was unsuccessful.

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