COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli has been relieved his duties as board member of the National Bank of Kenya (NBK) recently acquired by the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB).
According to a local publisher, KCB has announced the purging of the former board and appointed seven new directors who are expected to breathe a new lease of life into the previously troubled bank.
Atwoli who occupied one of the two seats reserved for the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) nominees represented workers’ interests in the lender.
Besides Atwoli, former NBK Chairman Mohammed Hassan, Mark Obuya and Joseph Kering have also been given the boot.
The new management has also done away with board seats reserved for treasury cabinet secretary and the managing trustee of the NSSF.
“Following the completion of all the regulatory processes for the takeover of National Bank of Kenya, changes have been made to the board of directors,” reads the public notice.
“The directors have voluntarily retired from the board to pave way for the smooth transition,” adds the notice.
In their stead, KCB has appointed NBK chief executive Paul Russo, John Nyerere, Stanley Kamau, Jones Nzomo, Linnet Mirehane, Gen (Rtd.) Julius Karangi and KCB CEO Joshua Oigara.
“The new board will provide oversight over all the operations of National Bank in line with the overall KCB Group strategy,” adds the notice.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at email@example.com and we will publish it. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org