Former heàd of public service Joseph Kinyua joins KCB board

Monday, March 27th, 2023 07:23 | By
Joseph Kinyua
Joseph Kinyua. PHOTO/ Courtesy

The immediate former head of public service Joseph Kinyua has been appointed as a member of the KCB Group Plc board effective March 24, 2023.

Kinyua, whose career spans over 44 years in public service, is credited with effectively holding a pivotal role in implementing key government initiatives and reforms including the liberalization of the banking sector, the foreign exchange market and the trade and capital accounts of the balance of payments among other initiatives.

Kinyua's previous jobs

Prior to his appointment as the head of public service in 2013, he had served in various senior positions in the government, including as Permanent Secretary to the National Treasury.

He started off his career as an assistant lecturer at the University of Nairobi in 1978 before moving to the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) two years later, where he became the director of research.

Between 1985 to 1990, he worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as an economist before returning to CBK.

He also served as the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Planning and National Development and the Ministry of Finance between 2003 and 2013.

He has also served as an Alternate Governor on the Board of Governors of the World Bank and on the Programme Committee of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC).

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