Nyambura Koigi

During Dr Nyambura Koigi’s tenure as managing director, the Kenya Post Office Savings Bank invested heavily in educating young people about savings and encouraging them to take the first steps towards financial independence.
Koigi headed Postbank, as it is commonly referred to, between 2005 and 2015. She began her journey to becoming one of the top women in the finance industry in Kenya at the University of Nairobi where she pursued a bachelor’s degree in Strategic Management, after which she started her career as a systems analyst and programmer.

She later furthered her studies at the same institution and received a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). She also holds a Doctorate of Business Administration from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. During her studies, her research interests involved the areas of organisational culture, leadership, and organisational performance. She also accumulated experience in the industry through her work in various capacities and sectors such in banking, business development and ICT. She also has extensive training and experience in leadership, project management, product development, and micro finance. In addition to her duties as managing director of the oldest bank in Kenya, she was a board member of the World Savings Bank Institute (WSBI), and President of the WSBI Africa Region Group. She was also the chairperson of the Kenya Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Business Advisory Council, and a member of the SIFE Global Advisory Board in strategic management. Koigi is also a fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and the Kenya Institute of Management.

She is a member of Institute of Directors-Kenya, and a member of the Professional Women’s Advisory Board at the American Biographical Institute (ABI). She also served on the board of I&M Holdings Limited as an independent non-executive director. Koigi’s efforts and passion for helping young people has led her to encourage them to achieve financial freedom. As she encourages the youth to save more, she cites Vision 2030 which aims to increase the savings to gross domestic product ratio from 17% to 30%. She urges young people with an interest in
entrepreneurship and various investment opportunities to be patient as success in business is not ade overnight. She believes that if one persists and has a good knowledge of the market, then success is inevitable. Koigi currently serves on the board of I&M Bank.

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