Board Member

CPS Celestine Otieno

Mrs Otieno is a Corporate and Commercial Law Practitioner who has worked in the Banking and Financial Sector for over 20 years. She has held the position of Company Secretary/Legal Counsel and Manager, Human Resources at Kenya Industrial Estates Limited, Small Enterprises Finance Company Limited and Development Bank of Kenya Limited. She is currently an Independent Director at Invesco Assurance Company Limited, Green Bell Communications Limited, the PLO Lumumba Foundation and a Board Member of the Board of Governors of Bar Kanyango Secondary School, Siaya County.

She has wide experience in Corporate Management spanning over 20 years in the Banking and Financial Sector and has been instrumental in the development of strategic and organizational policies in her work. She has also worked with Oiko Credit East Africa as a Founding Member of its local Board Credit Committee.

Mrs Otieno has also undertaken consultancies on Women's Human Rights for the British Council's Department for International Development (DFID) and conducted training for Women paralegals in Kisumu, Kenya, recognized by Princess Anne of the United Kingdom on her visit to Kenya.

Mrs Otieno was also recently a member of a Task Force for Women Representation on Boards convened by the Institute of Directors ( Kenya)- IOD(Kenya) looking into ways of enhancing Women's participation in Boardrooms both in the Private and Public sector. Apart from the above she also recently worked on an SME Advisory Boards Project initiated by IOD (K) and Enablis to support the SME owners create formal Boards in their businesses.

She is extensively trained in Kenya, South Africa and the United Kingdom in Management, Human Resource Management, Corporate Governance by the Center for Corporate Governance, Executive Directorship: The Effective Director by Strathmore Business School and Women's Human Rights.

Mrs Otieno holds an LLB(Hons) Degree from the University of Nairobi; a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law; she is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Commissioner for Oaths and a Notary Public . She is also a Certified Public Secretary and Member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPS(K), the Institute of Directors (Kenya) - IOD(Kenya), Law Society of Kenya and Federation of Kenya Women Lawyers.

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