#WhereLeadersAreMade: Geoffrey Odundo
By the Alumni Department
Geoffrey Odundo is the Chief Executive of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), a position he has held for the past 6 years. He is an accomplished Investment Banker having been in the financial services sector for the last 28 years, 22 of which have been in Capital Markets.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Odundo was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kingdom Securities Limited. He was instrumental in the setting up of Co-op Trust Investment Services, Co-op Consultancy Services Limited, and Kingdom Securities Limited, all subsidiaries of the Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited.
Mr. Odundo has also held advisory roles on several corporate finance mandates in both the public and private sectors, in addition to managing key mandates in the asset management industry. He has contributed to the growth of the Capital Markets in his previous role as a Director/Board Secretary - Kenya Association of Stock Brokers and Investment Banks, Chairman of the Financial Standards Committee - Kenya Bureau of Standards as well as the Board Director of the Nairobi Securities Exchange PLC. Mr. Odundo serves as a Director of the Central Depository and Settlement Corporation (CDSC) Limited, Director of the NSE Clear Limited; and a trustee of the NSE Fidelity Funds.
He is also the Vice-Chairman of the REITs Association of Kenya (RAK), a member of the Working Committee of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), a member of the Central Bank Consolidative Forum for Domestic Debt Market (CFDDM), and a Council Member of the Institute of Certified Investment Financial Analysts (ICIFA). Other roles that he currently holds include serving as a board member of the Africa Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA), a Director of the East African Securities Exchanges Association, and a Member of the Thomson Reuters Africa Customer Advisory Network.
Mr. Odundo holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Management from USIU-Africa and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Economics. He is an Advanced Management Program (AMP) graduate from Strathmore Business School.