Consolidated Bank Appoints Joel Busienei as Head of ICT

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Consolidated Bank of Kenya has welcomed Joel Busienei, an accomplished IT banking expert as its new Head of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With over 19 years of experience in various IT leadership roles within the banking sector, Busienei is expected to lead the bank’s digital transformation efforts.

Quick Summary:

  • Joel Busienei appointed as the Head of ICT at Consolidated Bank of Kenya.
  • He brings over 19 years of IT leadership experience from local banks, including Equity Bank Limited and NCBA Group.
  • Busienei’s responsibilities include implementing the bank’s ICT strategy and enhancing its IT infrastructure to support business objectives.

In his new capacity at the bank, Busienei will be tasked with executing Consolidated Bank’s ICT strategy and ensuring the deployment of appropriate IT infrastructure and systems to facilitate the bank’s operational efficiency and strategic goals.

Busienei’s comes with an extensive background which includes serving in key IT leadership positions at various local banks including some with regional operations. Before his latest appointment at Consolidated Bank, he held the position of Group Head of IT Infrastructure at Equity Bank Limited, where he played an important role in designing, implementing, and managing the bank’s technology infrastructure.

His tenure at Equity Bank was marked by significant achievements including the design of the Core banking platform and infrastructure upgrade. Additionally, he led the infrastructure architecture for the merger between NIC and CBA in 2019 which facilited the integration of the two banks’ networks, data centers, and collaboration services.

Before his tenure at Equity Bank, Busienei served as the Head of IT Infrastructure and Data Centre at NCBA Group and as the Head of IT Infrastructure at Commercial Bank of Africa. His track record includes overseeing key digital transformation initiatives that directly impacted customer experience and operational efficiency.

Busienei’s leadership and expertise are expected to drive Consolidated Bank of Kenya’s IT transformation journey, impacting both internal operations and customer service delivery while his latest appointment also reflects the bank’s commitment to leveraging technology to stay competitive in the dynamic banking landscape..


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