Rebecca Mbithi has been appointed new Family Bank CEO replacing David Thuku who resigned in September last year.
Mbithi is currently the banks Company Secretary and Director, Legal Services.
A holder of a Masters in Business Administration from United States International University and an LL.B degree from the University of Nairobi, Mbithi has been with the bank for four years
“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,’ said Family Bank CEO in a statement to newsroom.
Her appointment, if approved by the Central Bank of Kenya will make her one of the few female chief executives in Kenya’s financial services sector.
Thuku resigned barely two years into the job despite having been with the lender for nearly five years.
Thuku’s predecessor Peter Munyiri also resigned after serving at the helm of the lender for five years.