Jennifer Riria Bio, Age, Career, Education, Family, Husband, Net Worth.
Jennifer Riria, is a Kenyan businesswoman, corporate executive, banker, and academic who serves as the Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kenya Women Holding Group, a banking and insurance group serving a large population in Kenya.
Jennifer Riria Age and Place of Birth.
Her age is not disclosed however she was born in a poor household in rural Kenya where she is the fourth born of 10 siblings. Her upbringing was not that smooth and this is what inspired her to soar into greater heights later in life.
Jennifer Riria Education.
She attended a local primary school where she traveled every day a four-kilometer distance from home to school. She was then admitted to Precious Girls High School for her secondary education. After her high school education, she was awarded a scholarship to study in the proceeded to the University of Dar es salaam. She graduated from Dar-es-Salaam University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. Thereafter she obtained a Master of Arts degree in Education Administration from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.
She began her career at Kabete Technical Institute as a teacher. After 6 months at the institute, she proceeded to state House Girls High school where she taught for a year. In 1979, she completed her Ph.D. at Kenyatta University and was awarded a doctorate degree. Before delving fully into women Advocate Empowerment she lectured at Kenyatta University for 10 years.
In 1991 she joined Kenya Women Finance Trust (KWFT). KWFT is a microfinance financial institution established in 1982 to address the financial needs of women. In 2010 the institution was split into Kenya Women Microfinance Bank and Kenya Women Holding Limited. Afterward, in 2018 the Holding Company became Echo Network Africa Limited. She is now the current Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Jennifer Riria Awards and Recognition.
1. Intellecap inspiration award for being a true inspiration in the development sector business for peace honored by Business for Peace Foundation
2. Regional Winner and lifetime Achievement winner of the financial services sector at Africa’s most influential women in business and government.
3. She is one of the forces of the most powerful women in Africa 2020.
Jennifer Riria Family and Kids.
At the age of 19 years, she got pregnant and now she’s a mother of 3 children as well as a grandmother of 6 children.
Jennifer Riria Net Worth.
Based on her successful teaching career and subsequent absorption into the banking sector, Jennifer is a fairly wealthy woman. Her net worth is not disclosed however she is one of the highest-paid women CEOs in the country.