Prof Ruth was appointed as the Chair Person to the Board of Family Bank Bancassurance Intermediary on 1st December 2022.
Prof. Ruth Waweru holds a Bachelor of Education from Kenyatta University, an MBA from the University of Nairobi and a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from Nelson Mandela University in South Africa.
She is an entrepreneur, management consultant and a corporate leader. Prof Ruth, through Liaison Consulting Limited, has provided consultancy services to governments, companies and development agencies in Africa for over 20 years. She is a registered consultant with the World Bank and has undertaken several assignments in Kenya and in other African countries such as: South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, Liberia and several others. She has consulted for the European Union and UN agencies such as United Nation Development Program, UNICEF and UN Habitat.
Prof Ruth has extensive experience in Corporate Governance. At international level, she has been in the Supervisory board of Oikocredit International based in Netherlands but has presence in several countries. She is currently the chairperson of Supervisory Board Investment committee and previously has held various positions for a period of 11 years. Further, she is in the board of Partners Worldwide based in US Michigan State with a presence in 27 countries. Ruth has also served in the board of African Conference of Churches as a member of Finance and personnel committee. In Kenya, Dr Ruth is in the board of Kenya Orient Life Assurance LTD, Partners Worldwide (Kenya) and Family Bank Insurance Agency. She is the founder Director of Brookhurst International school.
In the academic field, Prof Ruth has been involved in business-related academic programs with Nelson Mandela University, Riara University and the University of Nairobi and is a visiting Professor and resource Faculty member in University of Kigali-Rwanda.
Ms Mary Njeri Mburu
Ms Mary Njeri Mburu
Ms. Mburu was appointed to the Board of Family Bank Bancassurance Intermediary in 2022 where she currently serves as a Director. She also sits on the board of Family Bank Ltd as a Non-Executive Director.
She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from United States International University 1994, a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture BSc. from the University of Nairobi 1990. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) in Global Supply Management. Professionally, Ms. Mburu is a certified accountant from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK. She is a certified Acquisition and Assistance Specialist, FAC-C Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) and USAID University. Ms Mburu is also Certified Contracting Officer Representative (COR) in Project Management.
Ms. Mburu has worked as a Senior Acquisition and Assistance Specialist (Senior A&A Specialist) at USAID overseas Missions designated as a Third Country National (TCN) for six years. Prior to her overseas assignment, she worked at USAID Regional Mission in Nairobi for 7 Years as an Acquisition and Assistance Specialist (A&A Specialist).
Ms. Mburu has vast experience in Project Management in areas of Economic Growth, Education, Governance and Infrastructure. Previously, Mary worked for the Kenya Pipeline Company.
Elijah Kariuki was appointed as a Director for the Family Bank Bancassurance Intermediary board on 1st December 2023 and is also the current Chief Human Resources Officer at Family Bank Ltd.
Elijah Kariuki is an HR specialist and a seasoned banker with over 14 years of banking experience. His current role is the Chief Human Resource Officer.
Elijah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Kenyatta University. He is a certified Human Resource Practitioner CHRP and holds a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management and a certificate in counselling from the college of Human Resource Management. He is also a Certified Trustee (TDPK) and a Certified Executive Leadership Coach (International Coaching Federation accredited).
Over the course of his career he has also attended numerous trainings covering Leadership, People Management, Labour Law, Performance Management and many more. He is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management and Human Resource Management from the United States International University-Africa (USIU). He is a full member of the Institute of Human Resource Management Kenya (IHRM).