Risper Genga Ohaga
Category: Inclusive Leader Award
Risper Genga Ohaga is the Group Chief Finance Officer of EABL, a subsidiary of Diageo Group. She sits on the Board of EABL, a company listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange and with an annual turnover of approx. US$ 700m. She took up this position in February 2020 and is a member of the Board of EABL and its subsidiaries. Risper is an experienced executive with over 20 years experience spanning financial services, audit and consulting, and more recently, manufacturing. Prior to joining Diageo, she held various senior roles in Barclays Africa Group (now Absa) where she worked for 12 years. She joined Barclays in 2008 as the Regional Director for Internal Audit (Barclays East and West Africa) based in Kenya before being promoted to Managing Director for Internal Audit (Barclays Africa) based in Johannesburg. In 2015, she joined Barclays Bank Zambia as Finance and Strategy Director. Her early career was spent in KPMG Kenya where she spent 9 years and was involved in a wide variety of financial services audits, internal audit and consultancy. Her work experience has seen her cover a number of countries in Africa extensively while also being part of global leadership teams. She holds a Bcomm (Accounting) from the University of Nairobi and is a member of ICPAK. She is also a Certified Internal Auditor. Risper’s experience is anchored in her leadership strength, having thrived in building strong teams and delivering high performance across various countries and cultures. Risper is married to Peter Ohaga and together they have 3 daughters aged 20, 16 and 11. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, hosting family and friends and cooking up a storm. She also enjoys traveling and discovering new experiences.