Top 25 Most Impactful Women in Corporate Communications

Joyce Kibe’s story exemplifies the intersection of strategic acumen, transformative leadership, and a deep commitment to community and mentorship. As Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand, and Marketing at Standard Chartered, Joyce continues to leave an indelible mark on the bank’s success and reputation, embodying the spirit of innovation and excellence in every endeavour.

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JOYCE KIBE

HEAD CORPORATE AFFAIRS, BRAND & MARKETING STANDARD CHARTERED KENYA & AFRICA

In the dynamic world of Corporate Affairs, Brand strategy, and Marketing, Joyce Kibe stands out as a visionary leader at Standard Chartered Bank, overseeing operations across Kenya and Africa. Since assuming her role in 2021, Joyce has spearheaded innovative strategies that have not only elevated the bank’s brand presence but also driven impactful initiatives in sustainability and community engagement.

Joyce’s journey to her current position reflects a career marked by strategic prowess and transformative leadership. Her early days at British American Tobacco (BAT) showcased her talent for driving cost savings and implementing innovative marketing strategies, earning her recognition for her achievements. Transitioning through roles in various geographies, including Nigeria, the United Kingdom (UK) and Zimbabwe, Joyce demonstrated global leadership by orchestrating audits, driving consumer insights, and optimising operational efficiency across Africa and Middle East.

It was during her tenure as Head of Innovations at East Africa Breweries (EABL) that Joyce’s visionary leadership truly shone. Here, she led ground-breaking launches and doubled revenue through consumer insights-driven strategies, cementing her reputation as a transformative leader in the industry.

At Standard Chartered, Joyce’s impact has been profound. Under her leadership, the bank has experienced a notable elevation in brand perception, marked by affluent marketing campaigns and thought leadership engagements in key business events such as Africa Climate Week and the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon. Her strategic sponsorship and sustainability initiatives have not only enhanced brand awareness but have also fostered community engagement, lifting participation across women, youth and persons with disabilities.

Joyce’s commitment to excellence extends beyond brand strategy. She actively prioritises talent development, fostering a culture of empowerment within her team and working closely with Human Resources (HR) to cultivate a high-performing workforce. Additionally, Joyce spearheads key sustainability projects aimed at promoting economic inclusion and advancing environmental responsibility.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Joyce is deeply engaged in mentorship and community initiatives. She generously offers guidance to aspiring professionals through initiatives like the Greenhorn Mentorship Project at the University of Nairobi (UoN) School of Business and as a mentor for entrepreneurs with the SOMO Project. Her dedication to continuous growth and community betterment is further evidenced by her Board membership at the British Chamber of Commerce and LVCT Health Boards.

Joyce’s leadership journey is grounded in a commitment to family and community. Growing up in Eastlands, she values kinship and community, proudly identifying as a devoted mother, a sister, and a friend to many. On weekends, you will find Joyce engaged in activities like running, dancing to rhumba fitness, and enjoying fine white wine with friends while exploring Nairobi’s culinary scene.

Joyce Kibe’s story exemplifies the intersection of strategic acumen, transformative leadership, and a deep commitment to community and mentorship. As Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand, and Marketing at Standard Chartered, Joyce continues to leave an indelible mark on the bank’s success and reputation, embodying the spirit of innovation and excellence in every endeavour.

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