Women in finance lobby NFNV picks new leaders for Kenya


NFNV Kenya Board of Trustees chairperson Caroline Armstrong-Ogwapit. FILE PHOTO | NMG

Women in finance network organisation New Faces New Voices Trust in Kenya (NFNV) has appointed Caroline Armstrong-Ogwapit as the new chairperson of its Board of Trustees as it seeks to strengthen it banking and public sector ties.

Ms Armstrong-Ogwapit boasts 25-year banking with firms such as Barclays Bank, ABM AMRO Bank and Citibank NA.

She has also served on the boards of National Housing Corporation, Kenya Airways (KQ), JamboJet and stock brokerage AIB Axys Africa.

NFNV advocates the economic empowerment of women through access to finance, leadership and training.

NFNV Kenya founding chairperson Andia Chakava said the organisation has in the past 10 years worked with both local, regional and global partners to increase women’s representation in leadership within the financial sector.

It has also supported diversity initiatives at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) and published research in conjunction with Kenya Institute of Management and Kenya Private Sector Alliance (Kepsa).

NFNV trustees also appointed international development consultant and market systems development expert Wangeci Gitata-Kiriga as vice-chairperson, Valentine Njoroge as Treasurer and corporate governance specialist Muthoni Kamere as secretary.

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