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Mr. Kitili Mbathi has over 35 years banking experience in the African region, including in collateral management. He worked with Standard Bank Africa from 2007 to 2016 as Regional Chief Executive, East Africa, where he oversaw subsidiaries in Kenya, Malawi, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. As Regional Director, he worked with key foreign and local clients in the region and liaising with the public sector to execute infrastructure initiatives. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of Stanbic Bank Uganda Ltd. Under his leadership, the bank was floated on the Uganda Securities Exchange in a landmark IPO whose stock accounted for over 70% of the market turnover in the first year of listing. At Citibank N.A in Kenya (1994 -1999), Mr. Mbathi served as Vice President of the Regional Corporate Finance Unit where he spearheaded the bank’s capital markets activities in Kenya and Tanzania – including structuring debt, privatization advisory, equity advisory, and structured trade finance amongst others. He also worked at Stanbic Kenya (1999 -2000), the Barclays Bank of Kenya (1992 -1994) and the Commercial Bank of Africa (1982- 1987). He was seconded from Stanbic Bank to the Kenyan Ministry of Finance and Planning where he served from 2000 to 2001 as Investment Secretary/Privatisation Coordinator where he managed the Government’s portfolio of parastatals and statutory boards and privatized parastatals. Mr. Mbathi worked for two years as a financial consultant at Merrill Lynch in the US. As Director General of the Kenya Wildlife Service (2016 -2017), Mr. Mbathi spearheaded the restructuring of the institution’s banking and financial position, transforming it from its severe financial situation to a cash positive situation with a good control of its finances. Mr. Mbathi holds a Masters in Banking and Finance for Development from the Instituto Finafrica in Milan, Italy and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Political Science) from the University of Michigan.