Sunday, May 18, 2008


Barclays Bank Kenya Managing Director, Adan Mohamed, has been appointed to head the bank’s operations in the newly-created East and West Africa region.

“Mohamed will lead the East and West Africa business cluster, with responsibility for Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda. He will also retain the role as Managing Director for Kenya,” said Ahmed Khizer Khan, Chief Executive of Emerging Markets, as well as Barclays Global Retail and Commercial Banking.

He added: “Mohamed has demonstrated strong capabilities in driving the business in the region forward. We have made considerable investments in these markets in the last 18 months and he will now drive it to the desired levels of market leadership.”

According to a statement, the appointment of Mohamed is part of a reorganisation within Barclays Emerging Markets in response to the changing dynamics of the businesses and the marketplace.

The remodelling of the Emerging Markets business has resulted in the appointment of Managing Directors for five other geographical regions including; India and the Indian Ocean, Middle East and North Africa, Southern Africa, Russia and Pakistan.


British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has invited President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga to visit the United Kingdom (UK) and hold discussions on how to market Kenya as a top tourist destination.

Speaking after his tour of the UK, Tourism Minister Najib Balala said Kenya welcomes support from the western countries, which is crucial to the revival of the tourism sector.

“Yesterday evening I had a meeting with the Premier on 10 Downing Street and he confirmed that he had officially invited President Kibaki and Prime Minister Odinga for a meeting, to see how tourism in the country can be promoted,” he said.