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NSE appoints Edward Odundo Chief Executive

Geoffrey Odundo will take over the helm of NSE effective March 1st 2015. (PIX: Courtesy)

The Board of Directors of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) have appointed Geoffrey Otieno Odundo as the Chief Executive, effective from March 1, 2015.

Mr. Odundo is an accomplished Investment Banker with 22 years financial sector experience; 16 years of which have been in the Capital Markets in various senior roles in asset management, corporate finance and stock broking. He has been instrumental in the setting up of Co-op trust Investment Services, Co-op Consultancy Services Limited and Kingdom Securities Limited.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Odundo has been the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kingdom Securities Limited from June 2009. During his tenure at Kingdom Securities Limited he has overseen the growth of the firm to become one of the leading Trading Participants of the NSE and has been instrumental in key listings on the NSE as well as other corporate finance transactions.

He has also been serving as a Non-Executive Director of the NSE representing Trading Participants from March 2012. During this time, he has been the Chairman of the NSE Technology Committee and has also been a member of the NSE Finance and Manpower Committee and the NSE Listings and Admissions Committee.

Mr. Odundo has also in the past served as a Director and Secretary of the Kenya Association of Stockbrokers and Investment Banks (KASIB), a role in which he was instrumental in improving the service delivery and standards on the operations of Capital Markets intermediaries.

He holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Mathematics and Economics from Egerton University and a Masters in Strategic Management from the United States International University. Mr. Odundo is a member of various professional bodies and has attended various financial and capital markets courses and forums worldwide.

Jeff, as he prefers to be called is married with 3 children and enjoys Soccer, Golf, Formula One and is a dedicated member of the St. Pauls University Chapel Lectors Group and founder of the Ame Foundation to support the less fortunate members of the Society.

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