Risper is a seasoned finance, risk and audit professional with 22years experience in financial services, manufacturing and consultancy services. She is currently serving as the Group Chief Finance Officer for East African Breweries Plc (EABL), a subsidiary of the global drinks giant, Diageo. Risper is a Board member of EABL, a company listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange.
Prior to her current role, she held various senior roles in Barclays Africa Group (now Absa). 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, a role she held up to January 2020 when she joined Diageo.
Her early career was spent in KPMG Kenya where she 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 BCom (Accounting) from the University of Nairobi and is a member of ICPAK. She is also a Certified Internal Auditor.