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Martin Oduor-Otieno, CBS

Board Advisor, Accredited Executive Coach, Governance Expert



Martin is an independent Business Advisor, Accredited Executive Coach and Governance Expert and is Founder of the Consulting Firm, The Leadership Group Limited through which he supports organizations in the areas of Executive Coaching, Leadership development and Board Governance/Effectiveness programs. He had an illustrious career at Kenya Commercial Bank Group (KCB Group, plc) between October 2005 and December 2012, most of which time he was Chief Executive Officer, presiding over rapid transformation and growth for the bank. Subsequent to this he was a Financial Services Industry Partner in the professional services firm, Deloitte East Africa. He has also held senior positions in Barclays Bank both in Kenya and in South Africa, and at British American Tobacco Kenya. Martin also had a stint in the Public Sector as Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance/Treasury in the Government of Kenya between 1999 and 2001.


He is a non-executive director of a number of listed companies and private organizations, among them East African Breweries plc (EABL) where he is Group Chairman; BAT Kenya plc and Standard Bank Group and Standard Bank of South Africa.


He is also a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Directors, Kenya Institute of Bankers; Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya; Institute of Certified Secretaries  Kenya, as well as an International Coaching Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC). He has also been awarded the Honorary Doctor of Leadership degree by KCA University, and the Chief of the Burning Spear (CBS) recognition by the Government of Kenya for his contribution to national development.