Joshua Oigara: Age, Tribe, Wife, Family, Salary, and Net worth

Joshua Oigara
Stanbic Bank CEO Joshua Oigara

Joshua Oigara is an accomplished Kenyan accountant, entrepreneur, public speaker, and corporate executive based in Nairobi, Kenya. He currently serves as the chief executive officer at Stanbic Bank. He is also famous as former Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director for KCB Group plc.

Joshua Oigara is the Director of the Vision 2030 Delivery Board. Previously, he was the chairman of the Kenya Bankers Association Governing Council and currently sits on its governing council. Additionally, he is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and the Kenya Institute of Bankers (KIB).

 Summary about Joshua Oigara’s biography

  • Name: Joshua Nyamweya Oigara
  • Nickname: Captain
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 9 November 1975
  • Age: 48 years old
  • Birth sign: Scorpio
  • Place of birth: Nyamira, Kenya
  • Current residence: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Nationality: Kenyan
  • Ethnicity: Kisii
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Sexuality: Straight
  • Hair colour: Black
  • Eye colour: Black

Family and relationship

  • Father: William Oigara
  • Mother: Diana Oigara
  • Siblings: 4
  • Marital status: Married
  • Wife: Unknown
  • Children: 3

Education, net worth, and career

  • Education: University of Nairobi, University of Pretoria, Duke University, London Business School, Edith Cowan University
  • Profession: Accountant, entrepreneur, corporate executive
  • Net worth: Kshs. 220 million

Joshua Oigara biography

What is Joshua Oigara’s tribe? He is from the Kisii tribe in Nyamira County, a Bantu ethnic group based in the highlands in southwestern Kenya. Joshua Oigara’s parents are William and Diana Oigara. His father was a strong adventist.

Joshua Oigara

Joshua Oigara’s family consists of intellectuals. His parents were schoolteachers and  farmers at the Gesima Settlement Scheme in Borabu. They practised coffee, tea and pyrethrum farming. He is the youngest of five siblings. Two of his siblings are certified medical doctors, while the rest are professors.

He was raised alongside his siblings in the Gesima Settlement Scheme, Borabu Constituency. The region is famous for livestock keeping and production of pyrethrum, tea, milk and coffee.

What is Joshua Oigara’s age?

The corporate executive is 48 years old as of 2023. He was born on 9 November 1975, meaning he celebrates his birthday on 9 November every year. His birth sign is Scorpio.

How educated is Joshua Oigara?

According to his LinkedIn account, Joshua Oigara’s education began in Kenya in 1997. Upon completing high school, he attended the University of Nairobi, where he pursued a bachelor’s degree in commerce and finance, majoring in accounting.

In the same year, he was certified as a public accountant (CPA) by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. He did his exams at Strathmore University School of Accountancy.

In 2005, he joined the University of Pretoria for a Management Development program in South Africa. The following year, he joined Duke University – The Fuqua School of Business based in the United States for a PMD qualification.

He also enrolled at London Business School in 2015 for a Senior Executive Program (SEP85). He received a certificate in Digital Business Transformation in 2017 from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2010, he advanced with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) in Business Administration and Management, General at Edith Cowan University in Pert, Australia.

Professional career

Joshua Oigara began his career as a teacher employed by the Board of Management (BOM) with a monthly pay of Kshs. 5,000. After his certification as a public accountant, he received four job offers. Fortunately, he chose PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and joined the firm network in 1997 to handle advisory audits.

After four years at PwC, he joined Bidco Africa as Group Business Performance Manager in 2002 until 2004. For about seven years, Joshua worked with Bamburi Cement Ltd after joining the company in 2004.

Duration his tenure at the company, he held three positions: Controller and Business Performance Manager (2004-2006), Group Finance Controller (2006-2008), and Group Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer (2008-2011).

In 2011, he was appointed the Group Chief Financial Officer of KCB Bank Group. In January 2013, he was elevated to Group Chief Executive Officer, a position he held for nearly a decade.

He has also served as the chairman of the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) Governing Council following his appointment in June 2018. He worked in the same capacity until May 2021.

However, he still sits on the Governing Council of the Kenya Bankers Association. Additionally, he is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and the Kenya Institute of Bankers (KIB).

He was recognised by the former President, Uhuru Kenyatta, on the Award of Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear, CBS, for exemplary service to Kenyans. Dr Joshua was also selected by the Minister of Sports to join the World Rally championship steering committee.

Joshua Oigara current job

Joshua, Bob Collymore, and Jeremy Ngunze during the launch of KCB Mpesa Account.

Oigara is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic Bank Kenya and South Sudan, having been appointed by the Board in November 2022.  He began his official work at the institution on 1 December 2022. On 1 January 2023, he was again appointed the Executive Director of the same bank. He is also serving as a Non-Executive Director of Stanbic Nominees Limited.

Who is Joshua Oigara’s wife?

The Stanbic CEO is a married man with three children. Even though his life is in the spotlight, Dr. Joshua Oigara remains private about his family. He has not disclosed information about his wife and children, including a daughter and son.

What is Joshua Oigara’s net worth?

In 2015, Joshua declared he had assets worth Ksh350 million ranging from cars, land, cash bank balances to  buildings, and shares bringing his net worth to Ksh 220 million. Notably, Dr Joshua Oigara might be valued more as of 2023 since the revising of his monthly salary upwards by 9.6% compared to his 2015 declaration.

His wealth is greatly attributed to his earnings from his thriving career as a corporate executive, accountant and entrepreneur in the business industry.

Joshua Oigara’s salary

Joshua Oigara has not revealed his current salary at Stanbic Bank. However, he used to earn an annual salary of about  KSh262 million while working for KCB Group plc, with the annual pay rising from KSh57 million in 2016 to Sh72 million in 2022. This reflected a 26.3 per cent growth.

Frequently asked questions

Who is Joshua Oigara?

He is an accountant, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and corporate executive based in Kenya.

What is Joshua’s Oigara age?

He is 48 years old as of 2023. He was born in 1975.

What is Joshua Oigara’s tribe?

He is from the Kisii tribe.

Who are Joshua Oigara parents?

His parents are William and Diana Oigara.

How much does Joshua Oigara earn?

Joshua Oigara has not revealed his current salary at Stanbic Bank.

Is Joshua Oigara married?

Yes, Joshua is married with three children.  However, Joshua Oigara’s wife’s name remains unknown.

Which high school did Joshua Oigara attend?

Details about Joshua Oigara’s high school is not available at the moment.


Dr Joshua Oigara has kept rising in the business industry with his exceptional display of bravura performance over the years. He is a role model and person of interest with his success from being a BOM teacher to becoming the chief executive officer at Stanbic Bank.

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