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Mr. John Gachora

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Group Managing Director

Email: j***@***.com
Company Description: NIC BANK makes entry into the Tanzanian Market. Acquisition of Tanzanian Bank part of NIC's expansion strategy NIC Bank has announced plans to acquire a 51% stake...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • engineering
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Masters of Business Administration
    Wharton Business School
  • Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MBA
    Wharton School of Business
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NIC Bank Group Managing ..., 31 Jan 2014 [cached]
NIC Bank Group Managing Director John Gachora told journalists in Nairobi that the bank already has 29 branches in Kenya, six in Tanzania and one in Uganda.
"We are currently considering increasing investments in the region and especially in under served markets," Gachora said at the launch of its online banking platform.
He said that the ongoing East African Community integration efforts will create more opportunities for the banking sector.
Management | NIC Bank's Official Website, 9 Jan 2014 [cached]
John Gachora - Group Managing Director.
Mr. Gachora has over 16 years of experience in banking. Before his appointment he was the Managing Director - Head of Corporate and Investment Banking at Barclays Africa based in South Africa. Gachora has also served as the CEO of Absa Africa, Head of Africa for Absa Capital, Managing Director and Group Head at Bank of America Investment Banking, in North Carolina -United States, among others. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, Masters and Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
Scion Real - Real Estate and Infrastructure., 21 Nov 2013 [cached]
John Gachora is the Regional Head of the Investment Banking Division (Sub-Saharan Africa) at Absa Capital in Johannesburg. He was formerly a Managing Director at Bank of America and a Vice President at Credit Suisse First Boston heading the Structuring division. John holds a Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Masters of Business Administration from Wharton Business School (USA).
African Leadership Foundation - Past Board Members, 11 April 2014 [cached]
John Gachora, Regional Head of the Investment Banking Division, ABSA Bank Gachora is the regional head of the Investment Banking Division responsible for sub-Saharan Africa. John is working to redefine ABSA's capital presence on the continent. Prior to his work at ABSA, he was an investment banker with Credit Suisse and served as managing director and head of structuring at Bank of America.
John Gachora - Managing ..., 15 Oct 2013 [cached]
John Gachora - Managing Director and Head of Corporate Banking, Africa
John Gachora Managing Director and Head of Corporate Banking, Africa
John joined Absa Capital, Barclays affiliate in South Africa, in 2009 from Bank of America where he was Managing Director and Head of Structuring within the Global Structured Products division.
With over 15 years of experience, he has worked at Credit Suisse First Boston as Head of Structuring and was Chief Executive for Absa Africa. In his current role he is responsible for setting the strategy and leading the execution of all Wholesale Banking activities across Barclays significant African presence.
John holds a Masters of Business Administration from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Masters in Engineering and Bachelor of Science from MIT.
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