Kenya lines up for online chat with bankers

The Kenya Bankers’ Association’s (KBA) online event, “My Chat with a Bank CEO”, has become an instant hit. More than 100,000 people have followed the event via social media and 700 people have registered to “speak” directly to the different bank chief executive officers who host the quarterly chat sessions.

Making up the CEO Chat line-up for the quarter are Peter Munyiri (Managing Director and CEO of Family Bank), Munir Ahmed (Managing Director of National Bank of Kenya), Bhaska Ghose (Managing Director of Fina Bank) and Dr. James Mwangi (Chief Executive Officer of Equity Bank).

Munyiri kicks off the program on January 16th at 10:00AM with the topic “The Agency Banking Model”. Mr. Ahmed will discuss the “The Interest Rate Environment” on January 23rd at 10AM.  Log on to for the complete schedule, to register for the events, or to watch Podcasts on the past events.

KBA Chief Executive Officer, Habil Olaka, says so far 10 CEOs have hosted sessions, covering wide-ranging topics, including Banks and the Capital Markets, Financial Inclusion, Islamic Banking, Mortgages and Real Estate Investments, and Career Advise.

“The CEO chats have become quite popular, reaching a wide audience each quarter,” said Olaka. “During the last event KBA secured one of the top spots on the Google search engine, beating more than 60 million others for the key term ‘CEO’. This is a great achievement made in less than six months. We thank our partners including Capital Digital for the success.”

He added that the KBA Chat sessions are open to all and encouraged members of the public to log on and engage in a productive conversation that will contribute to the transformation of banking in Kenya.

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