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Beatrice Vulule

Beatrice Vulule

Certified Operational Risk Practioner
Nairobi, Nairobi Area
KSh5,000 / hour
Approximate rate


About Beatrice Vulule:

A career financial services professional with a wealth of experience in the financial industry (banking, asset management, securities management, insurance and SACCO) backed by a solid academic background, and an excellent understanding of business processes, key drivers and risk.

Exceptional skills and knowledge in Operational Risk, Internal audit, control rigour, human resource management and development, project evaluation and management, business networking and general office administration and management.


Work Experience

Barclays Bank Kenya Limited / Absa Bank Kenya – Head of Operational Risk June 2015 – December 2020


  • Provide management with independent and objective end-to-end Operational Risk oversight in line with the Enterprise Risk Management Framework (ERMF)
  • Provide assurance that the Operational Risk Framework and relevant Standards have been implemented through Conformance Reviews.
  • Chaired the Combined Assurance forum, where I reviewed plans from all assurance providers across the three lines of defence to ensure they are fit for purpose and all key areas have been scoped. 
  • Preparation of risk reports and presentation of the same to governance committees including the Board Audit Committees of the Bank and its subsidiaries.
  • Perform independent review and challenge of business /function performance and risk profile.
  • Assess, challenge and monitor the current and forward-looking Operational Risk exposure (financial and non-financial) i.e. considering all framework elements, strategic planning, business expansions/contractions and other major change programmes, including New and Amended Product Approval (NAPA).

Barclays Bank Kenya Limited – Senior Operational Risk Advisor January 2008 – May 2015

Barclays Bank Kenya Limited – Operational Risk Advisor January 2006 – December 2007

Barclays Bank Kenya Limited – Auditor -  Internal Audi  January 2000 – December 2005

Other roles / responsibilities

Board member and Vice Chair Blue Eagles Sacco (BES) June 2015 to date

Chair Credit Committee Blue Eagles Sacco June 2015 to date



  1. MBA - Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI) (2012)
  2. Bachelor of Commerce degree (Hons) (Finance Option), Catholic University of Eastern Africa. (2006)
  3. Diploma in Business Management, University of Nairobi. (2002)

Professional Qualifications 

  1. Certified in SACCO Governance (2022) – The Co-operative University of Kenya
  2. Certificate in Executive Coaching (2011) – Academy of Executive Coaching
  3. Harvard ManageMentor 10 (42 modules on leadership and management) 2011 – Harvard Business School
  4. Advanced Certificate in Operational Risk (ACOR) 2007– Chartered Institute For Securities and Investments UK

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