David Thuku

posted on January 7, 2014

A career banker with over 25 years of experience, David has literally earned his stripes. Starting off as a management trainee at Standard Chartered in 1990 and navigating through senior management roles in marketing, investment management, project management, product and sales innovation, risk management, branch management, training & competency development and business re-engineering. His last role at Barclays Bank included serving as the Head of Secured Lending, Head of Business Banking and Retail Director at Barclays Bank Seychelles.

He joined Family Bank in January 2013, taking on the role of Director, Retail Banking. He is credited with introducing and refining structures that championed the bank’s drive towards customer centric initiatives. David, who has just completed his Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Liverpool, UK, believes that the foundational business relationships and knowledge that Family Bank has built over the years, with its customers provides the bank with the social license to operate and a pragmatic framework for a growth that is fueled by customer centrism. He cites integrity, accountability and fidelity to structures and systems as critical enablers for sustained success of the bank.

Before embarking on a career in Banking, David trained as a teacher at Kenyatta University where he earned his first degree, Bachelor of Education, B.Ed (Sciences). He credits his early training for his fervent belief in mentorship and coaching. He constantly challenges people to dream beyond their own imagination as he believes anything is possible with focus, purposefulness and resilience. David also holds an MBA (Finance) from the University of Nairobi, Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Marketing Institute of Singapore and a Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching (UK).

David Thuku