Martin Oduor-Otieno, Founder - The Leadership Group Ltd.

Martin Oduor-Otieno is currently an Independent Business Advisor, Executive Coach and Accredited Governance Auditor. He is Founder and CEO of The Leadership Group Limited under which he provides these services. Prior to this he worked with Deloitte East Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya, where he served as Partner, Financial Services Industry from May 2013 until December 2015.


Between October 2005 and December 2012 he worked at Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Group, initially as Deputy CEO before becoming the Chief Executive Officer and member of the various Group and Subsidiary company boards. Prior to this he spent 11 years at Barclays Bank, in various senior positions in Kenya and South Africa. He is well versed with the African business landscape. He has also served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance & Planning and The Treasury in the Government of Kenya between 1999 and 2001.


He currently sits as Non Executive Director on the Boards of Standard Bank Group, East African Breweries Limited, British American Tobacco Kenya Limited, GA Life Insurance Co as well as the International Senate of SOS Kinderdof and SOS Children’s Villages Kenya. He has served previously as Chairman of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.
He has been awarded the national recognition, CBS as well as an honorary Doctor of Business Leadership degree by KCA University for his contribution to national development and to sound leadership. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Nairobi, an Executive MBA from ESAMI/Maastritch Business Schools and is an Alumni of the Harvard Business School’s AMP. He is also Fellow of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya, a member of Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and Institute of Directors of Kenya.


Martin has a passion for leadership, governance, mentor-ship and coaching and in 2012, launched his biography titled...."Beyond the Shadows of my Dream" which is available on Amazon.