Martin’s career started out in Accounting and Banking but has over the recent past shifted to Leadership and Governance. He is currently an independent Business Advisor and Accredited Executive Coach, and runs the Consulting Firm, The Leadership Group Limited. Prior to this, he worked with Deloitte East Africa as Partner, Financial Services Industry from May 2013 to December 2015.
He had an illustrious career at Kenya Commercial Bank Group (KCB Group, plc) between October 2005 and December 2012, most of which time he was Chief Executive Officer, presiding over rapid transformation and growth for the bank. He has also held senior positions in Barclays Bank both in Kenya and in South Africa, in addition to an earlier decade spent in various finance roles at British American Tobacco Kenya and as accounting trainee at the professional services firm, EY.
Martin has also had a stint in the Public Sector as Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance/Treasury in the Government of Kenya between 1999 and 2001. He holds an Executive MBA degree from ESAMI/Maastritch Business Schools and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Nairobi. He is also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
He is a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Bankers and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and the Institute of Directors of Kenya. He is an Accredited Governance Auditor.
Martin holds non-executive directorships in Standard Bank Group, Standard Bank of South Africa, East African Breweries plc, British American Tobacco Kenya plc, Kenya Airways plc, GA Life Assurance Limited and is also a Trustee of SOS Children’s Villages Kenya and member of the International Senate of SOS KDI.