Elizabeth Wasunna

Elizabeth Wasunna-Ochwa is the Business Banking Director at Absa Bank Kenya PLC.

Elizabeth has vast experience and skills in:

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Development and growth of Small & Medium Enterprise & Commercial Banking Business in Africa
  • Development of Ecosystem partnership in Business
  • Women in Business growth Advisor

In her present role at Absa Bank Kenya Plc, Elizabeth is responsible for Commercial and SME Banking, Trade and cash management in Business Banking, Islamic Banking, Vehicle and Asset Finance and Agri Business.

Under SME She is spearheading women in business proposition with proactive partnerships including as ITC (International Trade Centre) under SHE Trades, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI), Kenya Private Sector Alliance ( Kepsa) & Kenya Association of Manufactures (KAM)

Elizabeth's banking career and experience spans over 25 years having started off her career in Barclays Bank of Kenya as a trainee. She has worked in two other Tier 1 banks in different capacities, most recently as the Head of Business Banking at Standard bank in Malawi.


Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration and a master's in business administration with emphasis in Marketing and Strategic Management, both from USIU. In addition, she has membership with the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce where she serves as a Patron Member, and in Kenya Association of Manufacturers.

She is a 2020/2021 recipient of following awards:

  • Top 10 finalist of the Angaza Awards (The Kenyan Wall Street body) acknowledging Women to Watch in Banking and Finance in East Africa.
  • Acknowledged by Kayana News publication in Kenya year 2021 as Top Women to watch in 2021.
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