Nuru Mugambi
Director, Public Affairs & Sustainable Finance Lead,
Kenya Bankers Association

Nuru Mugambi is the Director of Public Affairs and Sustainable Finance Lead, Kenya Bankers Association. Previously, she has held management roles supporting Fortune 100 companies in the U.S., including fast moving consumer goods, telecommunications, forest products and healthcare companies. She has spearheaded several strategic KBA initiatives, including designing the Kenya Green Bond Program which saw Kenya become the first country in East and Central Africa to raise a corporate green bond.

Her contributions towards policy formulation have led the banking industry towards adopting numerous progressive practices, particularly in the areas of Sustainable Finance. For her contributions, she was awarded the Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Bankers (FKIB) designation in 2015, becoming one of the youngest women bankers to earn the prestigious designation. She was recognized in 2016 by the Eisenhower Fellowships program and U.S. President Barack Obama as an emerging African leader.

Winner of the Africa Sustainability Leadership Award (2013); and CEO Magazine’s Most Influential Woman in Africa – Finalist (2013), Nuru has served on the statutory Judiciary Mediation Accreditation Committee and is currently a member of the National Treasury Taskforce on the SME Credit Guarantee Scheme. She is a founding member of the Kenya Chapter of Graca Machel’s New Faces/New Voices Pan African network that promotes women’s economic empowerment. She graduated with Honours in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University (Ga.), and has an Executive MBA degree in Strategy from Georgia State University, Atlanta.