LLB, LLD(hc) EGH, MBS, OGW - Independent Non - Executive Director
John is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and Senior Partner at Simba & Simba, Advocates. Previously he has worked with the Attorney General’s Chambers, and also as Executive Director /CEO of Industrial & Commercial Development Corporation (now Kenya Development Corporation), Executive Director of the Technical Unit of the Parastatal Reform Program and Executive Chairman/CEO of National Bank of Kenya.
Additionally, he has previously served as Chairman; Federation of Kenya Employers, Kenya Bankers’ Association, Retirement Benefits Authority, University of Nairobi Council and as President of the Rotary Club of Nairobi. Currently, he is Chairman of Sanlam Kenya Plc., Choice Tea Brokers Limited, Funguo Investments Limited. He also serves as a director in other companies including Hima Cement Ltd. in Uganda and Almasi Beverages Limited a Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Ltd subsidiary and Africa Energy Group Ltd.
John is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, East African Law Society, International Bar Association and the Institute of Directors, Kenya.
John is the Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Nomination, Remuneration & HR Committee (NR&HRC).
John was appointed to the Board on 29 November 2012.