President William Ruto has appointed Susan Jemtai Koech as the new Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK).
In a March 10, gazette notice Ruto announced that Jemtai will serve a four-year term making her the second female CBK Deputy Governor.
Her appointment comes three months before the retirement date of Sheila M’Mbijjewe who was Kenya’s first female Deputy Governor.
It also comes before the retirement of CBK Governor Dr Patrick Njoroge who is set to leave office on June 17, meaning she might serve as the Governor until Njoroge's replacement is found.
Jemtai previously served as the Principal Secretary in the ministries of East African Community, Tourism and Wildlife, ASAL and Regional Development.
Before joining the public service, she worked in different capacities at the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) including as the head of the Nairobi region.
Jemtai holds a doctorate in Philosophy, Business Management and a Masters in Business Administration from Moi University.