A delegation from the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, led by President Dr. Erick Rutto and CEO Patrick Nyangweso, paid a courtesy call to the offices of KCB Group KCB Group CEO Paul Russo and Managing Director Annastacia Kimtai at Kencom House. The purpose of the meeting was to cement the existing relationship and partnership between the two organizations.

Key Discussions:

  1. Enhanced Regional SME Support: The two parties agreed to enhance their partnership to provide increased support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the region through conferences and the provision of non-financial services.
  2. Focus on Women in Business: The discussions emphasized the importance of supporting women-owned businesses, with a commitment to develop tailored initiatives to empower this segment of the entrepreneurial community.
  3. Financial Inclusion through Dual Training and Agribusiness: The meeting explored ways to foster financial inclusion, including through dual training programs and a focus on agribusiness development.
  4. Targeted Trade Missions: The parties agreed to collaborate on targeted trade missions through the Biashara Club arm of the bank, with the aim of expanding business opportunities for their members.
  5. Collaboration with G7 Counties: The leaders discussed plans to work together with the G7 counties in Kenya to uplift the livelihoods of local communities.
  6. Digitization of SMEs: The two organizations committed to supporting the digitization of SMEs through partnerships with other relevant stakeholders.
  7. Global Footprint Expansion: The meeting also explored opportunities to widen the footprint of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry across the globe, specifically in China and Atlanta, Georgia, to scale up the export proposition for Kenyan businesses.

The courtesy call demonstrated the strong commitment of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and KCB Group to strengthen their collaboration and drive sustainable economic development in the country and the region