Dr David Thuku


David is an Executive Coach and Leadership Development Facilitator; who is driven by a deep passion for Africa and her immense potential for economic transformation through the practice of effective leadership within organisations and communities.

Before venturing full time into executive coaching, David was a career banker for close to 29 years. Until November 2018, he was the CEO of Family Bank Ltd based in Nairobi. He credits his six years stint at Family Bank, a 100 percent local bank, as eye-opening to the reality of business practice at the nerve centres of African economies. He had spent the previous 23 years serving in leadership positions in the global banks Standard Chartered Bank and Barclays Bank across the African Continent and abroad.
David’s global exposure and localised experience in leadership practice yielded a realization that Africa’s economic transformation requires localised approaches and creative adaptations of existing models. This is the context within which David practices executive coaching and leadership development.

David holds a Doctor in Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Liverpool, Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from Kenyatta University, Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing of Financial Services from the Marketing Institute of Singapore and a Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC).

David sits on the Board of the International Coach Federation (ICF) Kenya Chapter and is currently the Vice-President of the Chapter. He is also actively involved in Action Research in the field of leadership.