Keith Tenny is a global emerging markets credit risk expert with extensive experience leading commercial banks around the world especially in Nigeria and Greater China where he worked for top tier banks that are now part of JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America.
Keith was CEO for 13 years in China and Taiwan where he was charged with setting up Bank One’s presence. He was later promoted to Beijing Branch/China as Country Manager. Keith was also engaged in three C-level positions with top tier banks in Nigeria for over 10 years, where he led efforts to effectively formulate strategies, manage credit exposures, drive new sales, develop high potential staff and maximize organizational performance.
As CEO-Americas for Riyad Bank (private sector Saudi bank), Keith restored customer confidence and U.S. bank regulator audit approvals for the only Saudi bank operating in the U.S. during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He built safe credit exposures in the oil and gas, construction, aerospace and defense industries with Fortune 100 U.S. corporate customers which resulted in record profitability each year for the four years he was CEO.
Keith Tenny is a graduate of International Relations from University of Redlands, USA. He also has an MBA in finance from Kellogg School, Northwestern University Evanston, IL and a Masters (MA, MALD) from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, MA.