Nasim Devji is the Group CEO and Managing Director of Diamond Trust Bank, Kenya, an affiliate of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development. Founded in the mid-1940s, it is now one of the leading banks in East Africa, with over 80 branches. Devji’s appointment as CEO in 2001 made her the first woman in the Kenyan banking industry to hold that office.
Last October, Devji was named Leading African Woman in Business one of the prestigious Africa investor Investment and Business Leader Awards. In 2009, she was awarded the lifetime achievement in banking award by her peers, and most recently was named the 2010 CEO of the Year by the Kenyan Capital Markets Authority at the Annual Kenyan Banking Awards organised by Think Business Magazine.