How educated is Joshua Oigara? Well, Joshua Oigara was born in 1975. Oigara was born in Kisii, in southwestern Kenya. His parents, William and Diana Oigara, were both schoolteachers and tea farmers at the Gesima Settlement Scheme in Borabu, where he was raised.
He is a businessman, accountant and corporate executive who is the immediate former Group chief executive officer of KCB Bank Group. He served in that position from 1 January 2013 until 25 May 2022.
Prior to this, he was the chief financial officer and Member of the board of directors of both KCB Group and KCB Bank Kenya, between January 2012 and January 2013. At age 37, his appointment in November 2012 to replace the outgoing CEO Martin Oduor-Otieno made him the youngest CEO of a publicly traded bank at the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
After high school, he was admitted to the University of Nairobi for a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Accounting. He also pursued his accounting certification at Strathmore University School of Accountancy, graduating from both in 1997.
Later, he obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from Edith Cowan University, in Perth, Australia.
In addition, he has attended postgraduate management courses in a plethora of universities and other training institutions, including INSEAD, in Paris, France, Fuqua School of Business, in Durham, North Carolina, United States, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD Business School), in Lausanne, Switzerland and the London Business School, among others.
He is certified public accountant (CPA), recognized by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.