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Board of Directors

Hassan Varvani - Chairman

Hassan Varvani

Mr. Hassan Varvani is an astute businessman with a background in the metal recycling industry where he played a leading role in structuring and regulating the secondary metal market. He is a peer leader of the Kenyan Muslim Community, and has held various leadership positions, and continues to support, business, social, welfare and religious institutions.

Mr. Varvani is a founding director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of First Community Bank (FCB) and its subsidiaries.

Sheikh Mohamed Mbaye - Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director

Mohamed MbayeMr. Mbaye brings to FCB’s Board wide expertise in banking operations and Corporate Governance. He is a veteran banker with over 40 years experience in Banking. He is the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Tanzania and has also undertaken Banking and Financial consultancy services in Dubai.



Abdullatif Essajee - Director

Mr. Essajee is a renowned scholar in Accounting and served on both the Professional Standards Committee and the Disciplinary Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). He majored in accounting in his undergraduate and Postgraduate studies at the University of Nairobi. He is a lecturer at the University of Nairobi (UON), teaching both undergraduate and post-graduate students. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and a senior lecturer at Vision Institute of Professionals in Nairobi and Mombasa. He previously lectured at United States International University (USIU) where he headed the Accounting & Finance department. Mr. Essajee lectures extensively on Islamic Finance. He has been a keen supporter of the move for the establishment of Islamic banking in Kenya and has contributed extensively in terms of write-ups on the subject in addition to sensitising Kenyans on the same.

Prof. Mussa Juma Assad - Director

Dr. Mussa Juma Assad holds a BA and MA degrees in Commerce, Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting, University of Southampton, Master of Arts in Financial Control and a Professional Diploma in Accounting, from Dublin City University, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Dar Es Salaam. Dr. Assad is the Controller and Auditor General of  The Republic of Tanzania. He is also a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting at University of Dar Es Salaam. He has authored various books and won numerous academic awards. He is also is the Chair of Board Audit Committee


Abdulhamid Aboo - Director

Abdulhamid AbooMr. Aboo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Delhi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. He is a member of several organizations including the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya, Mombasa Law Society, and Law Society of Kenya. He is the Proprietor of Aboo and Company Advocates and Mombasa Company Secretaries. He is a Director in Aboo Insurance Brokers Ltd and Aboo Associates Ltd. He is also is the Chairman of the Board Investments and Financing Committee.

Jama Mohamed Issa - Director

Mr. Issa holds a Diploma in Business Accounting from Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario and a Diploma in Telecommunication Technology from Telecommunication Technical Institute of Mogadishu, Somalia. He is currently the Managing director of Amal real estate limited. He has served in various senior positions including (but not limited to), Chairman of Amal Board of Directors, General Manager at Orsheyal Hawala in Dubai, U.A.E. He is also is the Chairman of the Board Enterprise Risk Committee


Summayya Hassan-Athmani -Director

Mrs Summayya Hassan – Athmani, trained professionally as a lawyer and has  qualifications in corporate governance and strategic planning and international petroleum fiscal systems and production sharing contracts.

Mrs Summayya’s brings to the bank a wealth of experience in Human Resources, Legal, Corporate Governance and Strategic Planning and Implementation.