Mrs. Sheila M’Mbijjewe

Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK)

Mrs. Sheila M’Mbijjewe is the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), and has served since June 19, 2015. She has helped to oversee a period of significant change in the Kenyan financial sector, making it more resilient and responsive. She is also part of the African leadership team that analyses the financial landscape across the continent and helps guide policy and actions to mitigate volatility and restore growth.


Sheila was a founding member of the Kenyan Monetary Policy Committee, and its predecessor institution, the Monetary Policy Advisory Committee. She was also a founding member of the Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act Advisory Committee, and served on the Board of the Financial Reporting Centre.

Mrs. M’Mbijjewe was the first woman in Kenya to be appointed as an executive director of a publicly listed commercial bank. She was also the first Kenyan woman to be appointed to the board of a large, international publicly quoted company. She has served as a director of the Capital Markets Authority, the Disclosure Committee of the Capital Markets in Kenya, and the Information and Technology Committee of the Nairobi Stock Exchange. She was also on the board of Old Mutual Insurance Company in Kenya and Bamburi Cement, among others.


Mrs. M’Mbijjewe holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounts and Finance, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in England and Wales.
She was awarded the Order of Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS), in recognition of service to her country, and was appointed to a second term as Deputy Governor of the CBK in June 2019.

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