HF Group appoints Prof. Olive Mugenda as Board Chair

NAIROBI…HF Group Plc has appointed Prof. Olive M. Mugenda as an Independent Non - Executive Director and Chairperson of the Board with effect from 21st October 2021. Prof. Mugenda is a seasoned leader, academic researcher and administrator with specialization in Women/Girl’s Education, Research Methods and Statistics, Leadership and Governance. She is also an accomplished author.

Speaking on the appointment, HF Group CEO Robert Kibaara said “The Board is delighted to confirm Prof. Mugenda’s appointment as Board Chair of HF Group. Her wealth of expertise and outstanding transformational leadership track record will be a valuable addition for the Group at a time when we are on a transformation journey.”

Prof. Mugenda is an accomplished business leader responsible for the expansion and transformation of Kenyatta University which saw the institution grow in both stature and financial strength. She is also credited with the establishment and operationalization of Kenyatta University Referral Hospital, a 500-bed referral facility.

She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Iowa State University, USA. Masters of Business Administration from the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute, (ESAMI), Arusha, Tanzania. Master of Science (M.Sc.), Iowa State University, USA and Bachelor of Education (First Class Honours), University of Nairobi

Currently, she is the Chairperson of Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital and a Commissioner at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC). She also serves as a Non-Executive Director at UBA Kenya Bank Ltd. She was the Vice-Chancellor of Kenyatta University for 10 years – between March 20th 2006 to March 20th 2016.

"Prof. Mugenda’s mandate will be to oversee the Group’s Growth and transformation agenda, specifically our diversification to a full-service bank. " Kibaara added.

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About HF Group

HF is an asset rich financial services provider licensed by the Central Bank of Kenya to provide banking solutions. The Group which has a heritage spanning over 55 years, provides full-service banking with a digital first approach that ensures customers enjoy enhanced accessibility and user experience. The bank has a foot print of 22 branches country-wide and a robust digital banking platform HF Whizz that enhances accessibility and self-service for customers.  For more information, please visit www.hfgroup.co.ke.

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