Chief Executive Officer

Ibrahim Rashid Jaffar is a banker with extensive experience in financial services, corporate governance, commercial, retail and SME banking, much of it gained in East Africa. Mr. Jaffar held senior management positions at some of East Africa’s largest banks including Chase Bank and First Community Bank. Prior to joining East Africa Bank as Chief Executive Officer, Jaffar led the SME Islamic Banking Group at Chase Bank, Kenya. While at Chase Bank, he was responsible for crafting the Islamic Banking SME strategy and oversaw the implementation of best practices and corporate governance standards. Jaffar previously served as Senior Strategic Account Manager at First Community Bank (Kenya) where as part of the senior management team, he was heavily involved in developing the Commercial banking business. Jaffar holds a Bachelors degree in Sociology (Major) and Government (Minor) from Kenyatta University- Kenya.