Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Nasim joined the DTB Group in 1996 following which she was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Trust Bank in East Africa in 2001. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Bankers, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (Kenya) and an Associate of the Institute of Taxation (United Kingdom). Nasim is a Director of DTB Tanzania, DTB Uganda, DTB Burundi, Jubilee Insurance Burundi and Diamond Trust Bancassurance Intermediary Agency Limited. She has previously served on the Board of the Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited and as a member of the Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Alkarim was appointed to the Board in September 2018. He joined the bank in 1998 and was appointed to the position of Chief Finance Officer in 2001, a position he continues to hold to date. He is also a Director of DTB Burundi. Prior to joining the bank, Alkarim worked for several years with an accountancy and audit firm in Nairobi, Kenya. He is a Fellow of the United Kingdom-based Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.
Chief Operating Officer
Jamie joined DTB in 2022 as the Chief Operating Officer. Before that, he spent 11 years with Barclays including 7 years in Africa, where he fulfilled a variety of roles from COO of a subsidiary to a regional operations head across 12 countries where he led the transformation of payments processing. He has wide expertise in operations and technology management including digital transformation, change delivery, customer service, governance, risk and control, and regulatory engagement. Jamie has three Masters degrees and a Bachelor's degree from Cranfield, King's College London and Exeter Universities. He is a trustee on the Board of Lupus UK, the UK national registered charity for people living with Lupus.
Company Secretary and Head of Legal & Debt Recovery
Stephen joined DTB Kenya in 2008 as the Manager, Legal Services and was appointed Company Secretary in August 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL. B) Degree and a Masters’ in Business Administration Degree from the University of Nairobi together with a Diploma from the Kenya School of Law. Besides being an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a registered Certified Public Secretary, Stephen is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and the Institute of Directors (Kenya).
Head of Corporate Banking
Head of Retail Banking
Head of Asset Finance & Western Kenya Region
Kennedy joined the bank in 2000 and currently serves as the Head of Business Development. He is also responsible for the bank’s asset finance function as well as the branches in the western region of Kenya. Prior to joining DTB, Kennedy had acquired several years’ experience with various Kenyan banks. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Leadership and Governance.
Head of Treasury
Venkatramani joined DTB Tanzania in 2008 as the Head of Treasury and International Banking and later joined DTB Kenya as the Group Treasurer in 2015. Prior to this, he acquired several years’ experience in the same function and in similar positions with banks in India. Venkatramani is a holder of a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Madras University) and a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers.
Head of Branches and Alternate Channels
George joined the Bank in 2006. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of branch and channel operations, service and revenue growth. Prior to joining DTB Kenya, he worked with Standard Chartered Bank Kenya. George graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration Management (First Class honours) from Egerton University.
Head of Human Resources
Lillian joined the Bank in May 2012 and currently serves as the Head of Human Resources. She spearheads the people strategy and oversees all HR initiatives within the Bank. Lillian is a qualified CHRP- K. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, an MBA in Strategic Management from JKUAT,and a post graduate diploma in Human Resource Management from Institute of Human Resource (IHRM). She is also a Certified Trainer (CPT) and serves as a committee member of the IHRM council.
Head of Technology
Nizar joined the Bank in 2004 as the Head of Information Technology. He spearheads the Information Technology initiatives and is responsible for developing DTB’s cutting edge technology to drive and deliver business growth, supported by technology and innovations. Nizar has a Certificate in Project Management, diploma in Computer Sciences and a diploma in Advanced Management Program from Strathmore Business School, Kenya and IESE Business School, Spain.
Head of Centralised Operations
Suraj joined DTB Kenya in 2003 and is currently the Head of Centralized Operations. Prior to joining the Bank, he acquired several years of experience in various positions with other banks in Kenya. Suraj is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Head of Credit
Constance Macharia joined the Bank in 2021 as the Head of Credit. Before joining DTB, she served at I&M Bank in a similar position. Prior to that, she worked with Absa Bank Kenya for 20 years, with a stint in Ghana and Tanzania as the Head of Credit. Constance holds a BCOM from Kenyatta University and an Executive MBA from the University of Chicago. She is also a member of Chartered Institute of Bankers.
Head of Products and Marketing
Farouk joined the Bank in 2004 and was promoted to Head of Products and Marketing in 2015. He is currently responsible for the innovation team and digital transformation. Farouk graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and a Hons. Diploma in Banking and Financial Services from Westervelt College, London Ontario, Canada.
Head of Service Excellence
Azra joined DTB Kenya in 2009 and was appointed as the Head of Service Excellence in 2016. Prior to this appointment, Azra worked in the Risk and Product Development functions at DTB after completing three years in the Bank’s Graduate Management Trainee program. Azra holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration from the United States International University – Africa.
Head of Compliance
Hilda joined the Bank in 2004 and is currently serving as the Head of Risk and Compliance. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and a MBA (Finance) from the United States International University - Africa. She is a Certified Compliance Officer, Certified Enterprise Risk Manager, and an Associate member of the Certified Fraud Examiners and Business Continuity Institute.
Head of Risk
Dancan Okun joined the Bank in 2021 as the Head of Risk. Before joining DTB, he served at I&M Bank as Group Chief Risk Officer. Dancan has vast experience in the banking industry having worked with several banks in Kenya including National Bank, KCB and Standard Chartered in senior risk and compliance positions. Dancan holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Nairobi.
Head of Internal Audit
Peter joined DTB Kenya in 2001 and was promoted to the Head of Internal Audit in 2005. Prior to joining DTB, he worked for several years in different capacities within the internal audit departments of various companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the United States International University – Africa, and is also a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.
Head of Security, Fraud and Forensic Investigation
Naftali joined the Bank in 2011 and currently serves as the Head of Security, Fraud & Forensic Investigations. He holds a Masters of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts (First Class honours) specialising in Economics from the University of Nairobi. He is also a CPA (K) finalist and a trained Cadet Inspector of Police from Kenya Police Service.
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