Carol Musyoka has over 10 years of financial leadership experience working in Kenya and the United States. She has extensive deal origination, negotiation, structuring and execution experience, having been involved in several landmark corporate finance transactions in Kenya. Her executive management and board experience includes her role as the Corporate Director, Barclays Bank of Kenya as well as the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of K-Rep Bank, Kenya’s first micro finance institution.
Carol has had considerable credit risk and corporate banking experience and training over her banking career, at both Barclays and Citibank. She currently sits as a non-executive director on the boards of East Africa Breweries Ltd and British American Tobacco Ltd both of which are Nairobi Stock Exchange blue chip companies. She also chairs the board of the recently constituted Business Registration Services, under the Attorney General’s office. She has previously served on, and retired from the boards of at least 12 private and not for profit organizations including BOC Gases, Institute of Economic Affairs, Opportunity Kenya and the African Legal Support Facility of the African Development Bank.
Carol currently provides bespoke training solutions to a number of multinational and locally owned companies in the region on Leadership and Corporate Governance. She has also been a co-facilitator on Fast Forward, a local leadership development program that provides “Leadership Unusual” insights to Chief Executive Officers and C-Suite Management of leading Kenyan companies (www.sunwords.com).
On an international level, Carol is part of the Durham, North Carolina based Duke Corporate Education (www.dukece.com) faculty and is involved in providing leadership deliveries for some of their global clients. Carol has also provided strategic leadership training to clients of CapitalPlus Exchange, a Chicago based organization that provides peer-learning events to small business banking financial institutions in Africa and Asia (www.capplusexchange.org).
Her skills in breaking down complex financial events and contextualizing the same to local situations have been well received and are a constant feature of her weekly Monday articles in Kenya’s leading business newspaper, the Business Daily.
Carol is a holder of a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Law degree from Cornell University, USA. Carol, a recipient of the 2010 Eisenhower Fellowship for International Leadership, lives in Nairobi, Kenya. She was appointed by Attorney General Githu Muigai to chair the board of directors of the newly formed Business Registration Service Board.