About Us

Your Solid Development Partner

We are driven by the desire to guide you in all your financial ventures. We have continually broken new ground in advising our clients on strategic projects and in providing new opportunities for individual and institutional investors.


To be the preferred provider of development financial services


To consistently promote and support sustainable investments by providing innovative and responsive development financial services and products to our clients, remaining passionate to the maximization of our shareholder value, and providing friendly and empowering working environment for our employees.

Our History

Since its founding in 1963, Development Bank of Kenya Ltd (DBK) and its people have helped redefine the meaning of financial services in Kenya. The bank started off as a non-banking financial institution whose principal activity was to promote and develop commercially viable projects. The bank commenced financing operations in 1964 and for a period of 3 decades as a Development Financial Institution (DFI), it concentrated its investment in a wide range of sectors spanning from the agriculture, manufacturing to construction, communication and tourism encompassing all major investment sectors in Kenya. In the evaluation of projects for investment, the broad criteria of commercial viability and developmental value were given particular attention, with emphasis on such aspects as promotion of local entrepreneurship, stimulus to economic and social environment, generation and conservation of foreign exchange, use of local raw materials, job creation and efficient use of foreign and local know-how. DBK has continually broken new ground in advising our clients on strategic projects, in pioneering the expansion of the local economy, and in providing new opportunities for individual and institutional investors.

Our Core Values

In pursuit of it's vision and mission, the Bank will espouse the following core values:

Equity: “We will pursue a policy where all stakeholders will receive equitable treatment in the conduct of the Bank’s business”.

Fairness:“We will endeavor to treat every stakeholder fairly within the jurisprudence of law”.

Professionalism: “We will handle the bank’s business with utmost professionalism”.

Equal opportunity employer:“We shall strive to be an equal opportunity employer”

Corporate Social Responsibility: We shall deal with all stakeholders in a responsible manner for the general good of the society.

Corresponding Banks

  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • One Madison Avenue
  • New York, 10010-3603
  • USA
  • Nedbank
  • P.O. Box 1144
  • Johannesburg 2000, GTG
  • South Africa
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Citicorp Ctr
  • 1 Basinghall Avenue
  • London EC2V 5DD
  • Tel. +44(020)7885 8888
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • 90 Matatma Gandi Road
  • Bandra-kurla Complex
  • Mumbai India 400 001
  • TEL: +91 22 226 70162
  • BHF Bank
  • Bockenheimer
  • Landstrasse 10
  • D-60323
  • Frankfurt Am Main-
  • Bank of Communications China
  • 188 Yin Cheng Zhong Road
  • Shangai 200120 - China
  • TEL: +86 21 58408478
  • BHF-Bank (EUR)
  • Bockenheimer Landstrasse 10
  • D-60323 Frankfurt am Main,
  • Germany
  • TEL: 49 69 7180
  • FAX: 49 69 7182296
  • TLX: 411 026 bhf d.