Family Bank has picked Rebecca Mbithi as its new chief executive to replace David Thuku.

Until her appointment, Ms. Mbithi has been serving as a company secretary and director, legal services. She was appointed Company Secretary and Head of Legal in January 2015.

“Rebecca is a highly experienced professional with an extensive background in leadership in various organisations at director level specialising in law, project finance, corporate restructuring, equity/debt raising and governance,” said Family Bank chairman Wilfred Kiboro in a statement. “At Family Bank, she has been instrumental in strategy and business development, capital and debt raising, risk management, compliance and controls, providing legal services and strengthening the Bank’s governance structures.”

Prior to joining the lender, Ms Mbithi worked at the Kenya Tea Development Agency and Rift Valley Railways.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from the University of Nairobi and a Masters in Business Administration from United States International University.

She is a Certified Public Secretary and a Certified Public Accountant. Rebecca has over fourteen years’ experience in legal and Company Secretarial practice both as an advocate and also at top management level in two large organizations.

She served as Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs in Kenya Tea Development Agency Ltd for four years before joining Rift Valley Railways as the Company Secretary and Legal Counsel for five years.

She has also served in the Corporate Governance and Standards Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries Kenya.

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