Rosemary Kimwatu Koech has been appointed Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Group Data Protection Officer.
Rosemary transitions from East Africa’s leading telco Safaricom where she served as a Public Policy Manager. Before that, she was the Head of Public Policy at the public relations company Oxygene. She has also served as Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at messaging and payments service company.
She shared the news of her new job on LinkedIn saying, “It’s a season of growth and transition, I have joined KCB Bank Group as Data Protection Officer, looking forward to the exciting new challenge with an amazing team”.
Rosemary has a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Nairobi and an Advanced Diploma in Public Relations from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).
The Data Protection Officer (DPOs) role has become critical for organisations as they embrace digital transformation. DPOs generally are tasked with ensuring that data of an organisation’s subjects (staff, customers, providers, or any other individuals) are processed to comply with the applicable data protection rules.
Kenya is one of the few countries in Africa that have enacted a data protection law. The Kenya Data Protection Act 2019 requires data controllers and processors to ensure data quality; and that they establish and maintain security safeguards to protect personal data.