Martin Oduor-Otieno

Martin Oduor-Otieno

Mr. Otieno was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Commercial Bank Limited from October 2005 to March 24, 2007 and also served as its Deputy Managing Director.

Martin Oduor Otieno is a former bank executive, businessman, entrepreneur and accountant who is the current chairman and CEO of Leadership Group Limited, a Nairobi-based consulting firm that he founded. He moved into leadership consulting and coaching after serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) for nearly 6 years, and was also the CEO of KCB Uganda Limited, KCB (Tanzania) Limited, KCB Sudan Limited and KCB Rwanda SA. Mr. Otieno was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Commercial Bank Limited from October 2005 to March 24, 2007 and also served as its Deputy Managing Director.

Before joining KCB, Mr. Otieno worked for Barclays Bank for more than 4 years, where his roles included Head of Reporting and Compliance for the bank’s Africa Regional office in Johannesburg. Prior to that, he served as the Kenyan government’s Finance and Planning Permanent Secretary from 1999 to 2001.

Since January 2016, he has been a Non-Executive Director at Standard Bank Group Limited and has been a Non-Executive Director of The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited. He has also served on the boards of Deloitte East Africa, East African Breweries Ltd., and British American Tobacco Kenya.

Mr. Otieno is a fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya, and is a fellow of the Kenya Institute of Bankers and a Certified Public Secretary. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and the Institute of Directors of Kenya. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from the University of Nairobi and a Master of
Business Administration degree from ESAMI/Maastricht Business School.

In 2009, Mr. Otieno was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Business Leadership by KCA University. In 2011, the Kenyan government honored him as a Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear, in recognition of his work on national development.