Kennedy is the Africa Region Head of SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation, ventures and fintech investment unit. He runs the Bank’s Africa eXellerator Lab in Nairobi, creating a platform to nurture strong
intrapreneurial/ entrepreneurial and partnership culture in the Africa region, working closely with a range of stakeholders in our African markets to identify problems to solve & partner with fintechs, clients &
regulators to create value propositions that are relevant for our markets.
A Managing Director at Standard Chartered, he was previously the Head of Transaction Banking for Kenya and East Africa region. Prior to that he covered Ghana and West Africa in the same capacity.
Before joining Standard Chartered Bank, he worked in various senior leadership roles at Citibank, including Transaction Bank Head for CEMAC zone countries, General Manager Operations & Technology in Zambia, Financial Controller and Chief of Staff (Risk Administration and Human Resources) in Tanzania. During this period, he also served as Executive Director on the subsidiary Boards of Citibank in both Tanzania and Zambia.