Paul Russo

Group Chief Executive Officer, KCB Group

Mr. Russo was appointed the KCB Group PLC CEO on 25 May 2022. Prior to his appointment, her served as the Regional Business Director, KCB Group PLC and MD, National Bank of Kenya (NBK), a subsidiary of KCB Group. He has over 20 years of work experience spanning executive and key roles including Group HR Director (KCB Group PLC), Receiver Manager (Chase Bank), Head of HR (Barclays Standard Services – Barclays Africa). Regional HR Head and HR Change Lead (Barclays Africa), Head of HR (Barclays, Tanzania), Head of Human Capital (PwC), Chief HR Officer (K-Rep Bank), HR Manager (Unga Holdings) and Acting Compensation and Benefits Manager (Kenya Breweries).

Paul holds an MBA from Strathmore University Business School and a Bachelor of Business Management from Moi University. He also holds a senior executive program for Africa Certificate from Harvard Business School and a Higher Diploma in HR Management from the Institute of Human Resources (Kenya). Paul also serves as a director on the Boards of KCB Bank Uganda Limited, KCB Insurance Agency and KCB Capital Limited.