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Absa Kenya picks Abdi Mohamed to replace Jeremy Awori as CEO

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By Monica MUEMA

Kenyan lender, Absa Bank Kenya last week named Abdi Mohamed the new chief executive, replacing Jeremy Awori, who exited in October last year.

Mr Mohamed, whose appointment is subject to regulatory approval, currently doubles up as Absa Tanzania managing director and acting managing executive for retail and business banking, Africa Regional Operations.

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He has previously served as the chief operating officer for the Kenyan lender.

“Other roles that he has held within the organisation include retail and business banking director in Kenya and Zambia, and operations efficiency manager, Barclays global retail and commercial banking, London,” Absa said in a statement.

Jeremy Awori was appointed pan-African Ecobank chief executive officer in September. He is credited with having helped Absa Kenya achieve significant commercial milestones in the past decade, including the rebranding from Barclays.

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