Family Bank Board Appoints New Chief Executive

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The Board of Family Bank Limited has announced the appointment of Ms. Rebecca Mbithi as The Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, subject to approval by The Central Bank of Kenya.


Ms. Rebecca Mbithi is currently the Company Secretary and Director, Legal Services at Family Bank – a position she has held with the Bank for the last 4 years.


A seasoned professional, Rebecca holds a Masters in Business Administration (Strategic Management) from United States International University and an LL.B degree from the University of Nairobi.

She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), a Certified Secretary and a Member of the Institute of Certified Secretaries, an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a member of the Law Society of Kenya.

Rebecca is a highly experienced professional with an extensive background in leadership in various organizations at director level specializing in law, project finance, Corporate Restructuring, Equity/ Debt raising and Governance. She has previously worked at Kenya Tea Development Agencies (KTDA) and Rift Valley Railways.

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.

Family Bank Incoming C.E.O Ms. Rebecca Mbithi.

Family Bank prides itself in growing a very strong retail customer base with a key focus in SME banking. From only one branch in 1985, the Bank has grown over time and currently enjoys a network of 93 branches, 4,000 agents and over 10,000 merchants countrywide.

Family Bank was the first bank in Kenya to introduce paperless banking through Smart Card technology that enables customers to transact without having to fill in deposit or withdrawal slips. In 2010 Family Bank became the first to introduce mobile banking and in 2016 to launch mVisa in Kenya.

The Bank has received numerous awards including the Fastest Growing Bank for three years in a row between 2013 and 2015 in the Think Business Banking Awards. In 2017, the Bank was feted as the “Best SME Bank in Kenya” at annual Banker Africa Awards, East Africa – an award initiative for financial institutions in Africa.

‘The Board congratulates Rebecca on her appointment, and thanks all our stakeholders for their continued support. We are confident that she has what it takes to steer this great Bank to the next level,’

noted Dr. Wilfred Kiboro Chairman, Board of Directors at the bank.

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