Housing Finance (HF) Group has appointed Professor Olive Mugenda as an independent Non-Executive Director and chairperson of its Board.
HF Group Chief Executive Officer, Robert Kibaara, said Mugenda’s wealth of expertise and transformational leadership track record will be a valuable addition to the firm at a time it is on a transformation journey.
“The Board is delighted to confirm Prof. Mugenda’s appointment as Board Chair of HF Group. Her wealth of expertise and outstanding transformational leadership track record will be a valuable addition for the Group at a time when we are on a transformation journey,” he said.
The appointment will see Mugenda tasked with overseeing the Group’s growth and transformation agenda, specifically diversification to a full-service bank.
According to Kibaara, Mugenda is an accomplished business leader responsible for the expansion and transformation of Kenyatta University when she served as Vice Chancellor between March 2006 and March 2016.
Further, she is credited with the establishment and operationalisation of Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital, a 500-bed referral facility.
Currently, she is the Chairperson of Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital and a Commissioner at the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
She also serves as a Non-Executive Director at UBA Kenya Bank Ltd. She was the Vice-Chancellor of Kenyatta University for 10 years – between March 20th 2006 to March 20th 2016.