One on One with Sam Kimani, CEO Jamii Bora Bank

Sam Kimani
  1. What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?
    • The desire to put in my day’s contribution towards building our nation.
  2. How do you see Jamii Bora Bank changing in two years, and how will you create that change?
    • In two years, I see Jamii Bora Bank beginning to stake its claim as a Tier II bank with increased customer numbers, improved profitability and enhanced brand visibility.
    • This will be achieved through aggressive sales, marketing, enhanced innovation, and improved employee motivation.
  3. What is it about banking in Kenya today that makes you proud to be the CEO of Jamii Bora Bank?
    • A: The high level of competitiveness which inspires every player in the industry to put in their best effort to curve for itself a place among the 43 licensed banks and the well regulated environment that ensures a level playing field for all.
  4. What advice would you give to someone who wants to do what you do?
    • Nothing in life comes easy; success like every good thing is slow and painful in coming; so hard work, resilience and commitment to what you believe in will give you the results you seek.
  5. What is the best advice you ever received?
    • Never to dwell too much on the past but to always focus on the future; my grandfather once told me this.
  6. Tell us something you know is true that almost nobody agrees with you on?
    • Kenya will one day have a woman president.
  7. What is one goal - either personal or professional - that you would like to accomplish during your lifetime?
    • See my children accomplish their dreams and live to see and spend time with my grandchildren.
  8. What is one piece of technology you can’t live without?
    • My smart phone; it’s the best piece of technology for my every important need.
  9. What is one unique or quirky habit that you have?
    • Watching football and falling asleep on the sofa
  10. What was the most important thing you learned in school?
    • In a classroom facing the same examination all students are equal no matter your background.
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