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ISAAC AWUONDO

Isaac has considerable experience in the financial services industry having worked for more than 32 years in the Kenyan and regional banking industry. He is currently the Chairman of NCBA Bank Kenya PLC. Prior to appointment as Chairman of NCBA Bank Kenya PLC (the result of a merger between NIC Group PLC and Commercial Bank of Africa Limited) he was Group Managing Director of CBA Group, the largest privately held commercial bank in Kenya with a regional focus, presently also operating in Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Ivory Coast, for 24 years.

Prior to joining CBA Group (more than 23 years ago) Isaac was Chief Financial Officer and director at Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Ltd operations in Kenya and the East Africa region for over 8 years.

Isaac graduated from University of Nairobi in 1980 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in accounting and finance. He trained at BDO Binder Hamlyn in London qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1984. On his return to Kenya, he worked with the firm of Githongo and Company (a BDO affiliate) as an Audit Manager in 1985. In 1986 he was appointed Group Auditor of Nation Printers and Publishers Limited (now the Nation Media Group) and eventually became the Group Financial Controller and Company Secretary.

Isaac is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Institute of Certified Public Accounts of Kenya (ICPAK) and Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Management.

Isaac sits on the Board of several public and private companies, including Kenya Airports Authority (Chairman), Bata Shoes Company Kenya PLC, Copia Global, Art Caffe, Sandstorm Ltd, Aidspan (Chairman) and Riara University (Chairman of Council). Through his involvement in charitable and philanthropic activities, he is Chairman of the Kenya Conservatoire of Music, University of Nairobi Alumni Association, The Rhino Trust, a conservation charity involved in preservation of environmental biodiversity, and WWF Kenya, and Trustee of the Zawadi Africa Education Fund, an educational charity which provides scholarship support to disadvantaged girls from Africa (and presently operating in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Ghana) to Universities mainly in the US, South Africa, Ghana and Canada and more recently the UK and Japan.

He is a keen golfer, enjoys music and is a collector of contemporary African Art, an area of interest for more than 35 years.”

Isaac represents the Capital Markets Challenge Fund on the CDSC Board

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