Jeremy Awori, (Born 1971) is a Kenyan businessman and corporate executive who was appointed as Group CEO and director of Ecobank Transnational, he served as the CEO of Standard Chartered Tanzania between 2008 to 2013, and he also served as the managing director and chief executive officer of Absa Bank Kenya (formerly Barclays Bank of Kenya), since June 2013 to October 2022.
Jeremy Awori Biography
September 17, 1971
1999 – present
Jeremy Awori was born in Kenya in 1971. His father is Kenyan and works as an engineer, while his mother is British and works as a lawyer.
He used to be a shy boy at an early age, which is why he took swimming as a hobby and started swimming at the age of 7. At 9 years of age, he started representing Kenya at swimming competitions, and that has given him confidence.
Jeremy Awori attended St. Mary’s School, Nairobi, for his elementary and secondary education. In 1989, he gained admission to the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, where he studied pharmacy and graduated in 1991.
He later went to McGill University in Canada, where he earned a Master of Business Administration degree in the 1990s, and focused on finance and international business.
After his graduation from the University of Manchester, he trained as a pharmacist in the United Kingdom before moving to Canada for his Master’s degree.
Awori was hired by Standard Chartered Bank of Canada in Canada. The company was impressed by his commitment and hard work, which led to his being recruited as the “head of retail banking,” Standard Chartered Bank Kenya, at 28 years of age, making him one of the youngest to be in that position. At the same time, he served on the board of Standard Chartered Kenya at that time.
He was later transferred to the United Arab Emirates as the head of consumer banking at Standard Chartered United Arab Emirates. Jeremy Awori was elevated to Regional Sales Director, Middle East, South Asia, and Africa, based in the United Arab Emirates, after serving three years in his previous position, where he operated for two years. In 2008, he was chosen to be the CEO and managing director of Standard Chartered Tanzania where he served until 2013.
In 2013, he was appointed as CEO of Barclays Bank Kenya (BBK). BBK changed its name to Absa Bank Kenya in 2020, during Jeremy Awori’s reign. Awori will retire from Absa Bank Kenya on October 31, 2022, and take up a new appointment at EcoBank Transnational as director and Group CEO, based in Lome, Togo, on November 1, 2022.
Awori was part of the board of directors of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA). He is also a member of the governing council of the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) and previously served as the chairman of KBA.
Awori is a married man. He has two siblings, one brother, and one sister.
Jeremy Awori Net Worth
Jeremy Awori’s net worth is estimated to be $448 million.
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