About Martin

Born into the era of missionaries, Martin was quickly absorbed into the religious mainstream at an early age. His determination and aptitude saw his youthful evolution taking shape fast and admirably but like any child instinctively prone to mischief, an innocent mutter led to a swift change in tide that saw him pitted amongst some of the country future great minds and surviving some of the society as worst inhabitants...



I am honored to have the opportunity to share with this distinguished audience my thoughts and experiences on leadership and governance.

I would like to begin by paying tribute to the... read more

Some people tell me I have been very quiet over the past year…..so let me update you on what I have been upto…….

I moved out of my role as Partner and Financial Services Leader at Deloitte... read more

March 2017 appearances schedule

5th to 7th March 2017 - FSD Africa Executive Coaching Program in Kigali, Rwanda. This will be basically working with coachees and coaches from across Africa to set the basis for a 6 month Coaching Program for Senior Corporate Executives.

8th March 2017 - Women 4.0 Forum at Strathmore Business School

10th March - Strathmore Business School - Guest Speaker: My Leadership Journey

15th March 2017 - Strathmore Business School - Guest Speaker at the AMP Module 1: CEO as a Coach; Building a high performing Exco Team

17th March - Strathmore Business School, Guest Speaker at the Women Directors Leadership Summit

Women in Executive Leadership League Forum at Strathmore Business School.

I have been invited to be a panelist on Friday 30th May 2014 at the Women in Executive Leadership League forum. The theme of the forum is ‘Are you on board? Raise the BAR of women on boards in number and excellence’.

This summit is designed for women in leadership aspiring to get on boards, to provide them with further insights on board matters, including skills and competencies needed for effective board service and future trends and opportunities.


Thu, 08/01/2013 - 13:24 -- Martin Oduor Otieno

I can describe my career over the past 34 years as an illustrious one. it started off in 1979 with a job as an audit trainee immediately after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of Nairobi, and went on through various jobs in and out of Kenya, in private as well as public sector, with my last posting being the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Commercial Bank Group from where I retired on 31st December, 2012. During this period, I earned more qualifications, awards and decorations for distinguished service.


Tue, 05/28/2013 - 13:15 -- Martin Oduor Otieno

According to the just-released KRA taxpayers’ list, the top taxpayers in the country paid a total of Ksh. 115 billion in tax during the 2011/2012 financial year, which is equivalent to 17 per cent of revenue collected by the exchequer during that period.

The issue of paying taxes in Kenya has drawn varied reactions from different quarters, ranging from complaints that the tax burden is too high for the ordinary Kenyan, to the outrage about our MPs’ reluctance to pay taxes expressed in very colourful language on social networking sites.

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Tue, 05/28/2013 - 12:46 -- Martin Oduor Otieno

Kenya’s central bank may resume cutting interest rates to support the economy following peaceful elections two months ago. The Monetary Policy Committee, led by Governor Njuguna Ndung’u, is set to reduce the benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 9.25 percent, according to the median estimate of eight economists surveyed by Bloomberg.

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