Chief Finance Officer

Mr. Ismail Guyo, Joined East Africa Bank (EAB) as Chief Finance Officer on 1st September 2014. Prior to this new appointment he served as General Manager Finance at Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC), where he was credited in transforming the financial controls and treasury operations of the Government owned corporation from March 2012.
Guyo, holds MBA-Finance from University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from U.S.I.U majoring in Accounting and Finance disciplines. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K). Additionally, he holds a Diploma in audit from Cooperative College of Kenya, and currently serves a committee member of ‘Thought Leadership & Stakeholder Management work stream’. He has represented Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAK) at various committee levels and is credited for his wealth of contributions on Public Policy and Governance issues in the public sector.
He has an extensive banking experience spanning over 17 years in areas of credit, operations and finance. Previously, Guyo worked for Equity bank, where he led the business performance, budgeting and planning portfolio. Guyo started his career as credit officer in 1997 with K-rep holdings ltd which later spin-out in 1999, bringing on board K-Rep Bank. During the spin-off, he moved to K-Rep bank as an accountant and rose up the ladder to become senior finance manager in 2006. Later, he moved on to become the head of finance at First Community bank, the pioneer Islamic Bank registered in Kenya in 2008. He was credited with establishing the system and designing the chart of account architecture in line with sharia’h compliant financing.