Tracing its roots to 1896 when KCB Group was formed, KCB Bank Kenya was formally incorporated in 2015, after KCB Group formed a non-operating holding company to look after all its subsidiaries and associate companies. Today, the KCB Group has operations throughout the continent, including in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and South Sudan. The bank’s long-term aim is “To be the preferred financial solutions provider in Africa with global reach.” KCB Bank Kenya operates a network of 194 branches and employs more than 4,600 staff members, with assets of over US$4.7 billion a loan portfolio of nearly US$3.4 billion.
KCB Bank Kenya has a history of tailoring products to meet the needs of businesses in different sectors. Its Women’s Market program includes capacity building programs, insurance products, and modified credit processes and collateral requirements.
The KCB Group has also ensured that diversity is a key factor in the bank’s strategy, with a specific emphasis on attracting and retaining women as employees. Because of this the bank has engaged in various women empowerment programs, including becoming among the first signatories of the UN’s Women’s Empowerment Principles. In 2015 KCB launched a five-year Women in Leadership Program to encourage women to take up senior leadership positions in the Group.
KCB Bank Kenya traces its roots
to 1896 and was formally
incorporated in 2015.
The bank operates a network of
194 branches in Kenya.
The bank employs more than
4,600 staff members who serve
over 7 million clients.
KCB Bank Kenya has assets of over
US$4.7 billion and a loan portfolio
of nearly US$3.4 billion.
44 percent of the bank’s
employees are women.