VIDEO; From a Pharmacist to a Banker, The Story of Jeremy Awori
Barclays Bank Kenya Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Awori has for the first time shared the details of his personal life during the #BBKMindspeak Forum held on Saturday April 29th by Aly Khan-Satchu.
Clearly, he is one the few business leaders who have chosen to open up more than we’re accustomed to hearing from powerful people in the corporate suite.
Still, there appears to be a growing awareness by business leaders that we now live in a world where sharing details is not only valued but expected. Talking about the things that happen in their lives outside of work makes them both more accessible and more credible, particularly among the swath of their workforce who are millennials.
Here’s a look into who the man’s early childhood, family, education, career and where he is now.
Mr Jeremy was born in Kenya in the early 1970s. His father was a Kenyan by birth and an engineer by profession while his mother was from Britain and a lawyer by profession.
He has two siblings, a sister and a brother who is mentally challenged, a fact that Jeremy says really gives him a different perspective around dealing with issues that alot of people normally don’t think about.