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.