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Senior Management

The Bank's management comprises of highly skilled and experienced personnel. The Bank has continued with aggressive capacity building through staff training and development programmes. The first critical success factor of the bank is about an organization culture that values people, enhances performance and supports the business. This is grounded on seven core values namely Professionalism, Integrity, Creativity, Teamwork, Unity of Purpose, Respect and Dignity for Customers and Effective Corporate Governance.

A lot of emphasis is laid on developing leadership capabilities at all levels of the organization by sponsorships to some of the world's leading programmes. These include Harvard Business School, Wharton Business School, Strathmore Business School, Bolder Microfinance Leadership Programme and Ireland Development Institute among others.

The leadership team of the Bank consists of the following persons:-

Name DR. JAMES MWANGI, CBS
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

James holds four Honorary doctorate degrees in recognition of his contributions to the Kenyan society. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Certified Public Accountant. James has been honoured twice with Presidential national awards. He was vested the First Class Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear (CBS) national decoration-the highest presidential award to a civilian, for outstanding contribution in economic development. He is currently the Chairman of Kenya's Vision 2030 Delivery Board charged with the responsibility of ensuring Kenya becomes a middle income country with global high standards of living by the year 2030. He serves on several international bodies as an advisor, is a Board member of the Africa Leadership Academy in South Africa, the Global Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition among others and is the Chancellor Meru University College of Science and Technology. James has wide experience in the banking industry and inclusive finance.
Name DR. JULIUS KIPNG'ETICH
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Julius holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting option) degree from University of Nairobi. He joined Equity after an eight year successful career as the Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Wildlife Service and was previously the Managing Director of Investment Promotion Centre. He is a member of the Kenya Tourist Board and serves on the Boards of Kenya Forest Service, Police Oversight Board, Moi Girls' Eldoret, Starehe Girls' School, Starehe Boys' Centre, Kenya Tea Development Authority and the Kenya Red Cross Society. He is a leading member of the Mau Task Force, The Steering Committee for the Marketing of Kenya Stadia, The 1st University Council Member - Management University of Africa. He is also the Patron of AIESEC – University of Nairobi. Julius joined Equity in 2004 as board member and management in 2012.
Name DR. HELEN GICHOHI, MBS ,
MANAGING DIRECTOR, EQUITY GROUP FOUNDATION

Helen holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Leicester in the UK. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Biology of Conservation and a BSc in Zoology from the University of Nairobi and Kenyatta University respectively. She joined Equity Group Foundation in December 2012 from the African Wildlife Foundation where she served for 11 years from 2001. She served as Director of the African Heartlands Program before rising to become Vice President for Programs in February 2002. In 2007 she was appointed the first AWF President and led the move of AWF's Headquarters to Nairobi, Kenya from Washington DC in the USA. In that capacity, she provided overall strategic leadership to AWF's Conservation Program spanning 14 countries across Africa.
Name MARY WAMAE,
COMPANY SECRETARY AND DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE STRATEGY

Mary holds an LLB degree from the University of Nairobi, a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and is a Certified Public Secretary (Kenya). She is a graduate of Advanced Management Programme (Strathmore - IESE Business School, Barcelona Spain). She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Gender and Development and has over 14 years private practice experience.
Name JOHN STALEY,
CHIEF OFFICER - FINANCE,  INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY
John has a Masters of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Physics. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. A specialist in implementing cost effective ICT solutions, John worked as the CEO of Credit Indemnity (Pty) Ltd in South Africa before joining Equity Bank.
Gerald Warui GERALD WARUI,
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & CUSTOMER SERVICE
Gerald holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). He is also a Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) and a graduate of Advanced Management Program offered by Strathmore- IESE Business School, Barcelona Spain. A career banker, Gerald has vast experience in operations and customer service. Prior to his current position, he served as the Director of Operations and Customer Service. He has served in Equity Bank for 15 years.
Raphael Hukai RAPHAEL HUKAI,
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Mr. Hukai holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the Institute of International Politics of Beijing, China. He joined Equity Group in December 2013 after over 16 years of service at IBM Corporation, where he worked at many leading banks around the world, providing executive consulting on banking/IT technology and governance. He also has extensive experience in insurance and e-Commerce.
rohit.jpg ROHIT KUMAR SINGH, 
GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – CORPORATE and SME BANKING

Rohit holds a MS (Finance) degree from Boston College, USA, an MBA from Cardiff Business School, UK and a Bachelor degree in Technology with Honours (Civil Engineering) from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, India. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Strategic Leadership Program from IESE Business School, Barcelona and has completed an advanced technology program from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Prior to joining Equity Bank, Rohit has held senior management positions at Emirates NBD Bank in Dubai, Business Development Asia in Mumbai, Private Capital Management in Naples and McKinsey & Company in New York. He has extensive experience in corporate banking, SME banking, investment banking, private equity, capital markets and investment management. In an international career spanning more than 15 years, Rohit has not only worked in developed economies of North America and Europe but also quite extensively in emerging economies of Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Allan Waititu ALLAN WAITITU,
DIRECTOR OF IT AND INNOVATION CENTRE
Allan is a Certified Systems Engineer, a Novell Certified Network Engineer and a graduate of Advanced Management Programme (Strathmore-IESE Business School, Barcelona Spain). He has over 21 years experience in Information technology and banking and previously served as Equity Bank's General Manager of Operations.
Hildah Mugo HILDAH MUGO,
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Hildah holds a Masters degree in Business Administration - Strategic Management, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and is an Associate of Kenya Institute of Bankers. Prior to joining Equity Bank nine years ago, Hildah had acquired extensive banking experience in operations, compliance, customer service and consumer banking for over ten years with Barclays Bank of Kenya.
Michael Wachira MICHAEL WACHIRA,
DIRECTOR OF TREASURY AND TRADE FINANCE

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Master of Science in Investment Management. Prior to joining Equity Bank, Michael worked in Brussels, Belgium for the Fortis Bank group. Michael has also worked as an Emerging Markets Proprietary Trader focusing on the Middle East and Africa for Cargill Financial Markets based in London.
Elizabeth Gathai ELIZABETH GATHAI,
DIRECTOR OF CREDIT  

Elizabeth holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Commerce degree in finance, and a Certified Public Accountant CPA (K). She is a graduate of Advanced Management Programme (Strathmore- IESE Business School, Barcelona Spain) and Management Executive Programme (Maastricht School of Management (MSM)- Netherlands). She has over 11 years of banking experience. Elizabeth joined Equity Bank in 2001.
Reuben Mbindu REUBEN MBINDU,
HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR 

Reuben holds a BSc.in Computer Science from Germany and is a full member of the Institute of Human Resource management in Kenya. He has expertise in various fields including technology, auditing, communication and human resources having worked at senior management levels in various organizations. Reuben joined us from Standard Chartered, where he was the Director of Human Resources for East Africa. He has also held other senior position within Standard Chartered including Head of Corporate Affairs - East Africa, Chairman of the Nairobi Marathon, Head of Human Resources - Tanzania and Regional Head of Human Resources Operations for Africa. While at Standard Chartered, he had the opportunity to work in different markets including United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa. He made a major contribution in the design and automation of global HR processes in Standard Chartered. Reuben has also worked in other sectors including public sector (UNEP), consultancy (Deloitte) and ICT (Siemens, Germany).
Jumaane Tafawa

JUMAANE TAFAWA ,
GROUP DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AND INITIATIVES
Jumaane holds an MPA in International Development from Harvard University.He joined Equity Bank in 2012. In addition to heading Equity Investment Bank, he also leads implementation of Equity Bank's SME strategy, business clubs and Equity Group Foundation Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre. Jumaane has over a decade of business strategy and small and medium enterprise (SME) development experience gained through his work in the private, government and nonprofit sectors in 60+ countries. He has spent most of his career as a management consultant improving the effectiveness of multiple SME development programmes across the world, especially across Africa.

 

irungu W.IRUNGU NYAKERA
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EQUITY INVESTMENT BANK
Irungu holds a Bachelor of Science, Management Science and Engineering (Financial Analysis and Decision Engineering) from Stanford University, CA, USA.  Prior to joining Equity Investment Bank in 2014, he was the Regional Director, East and Southern Africa at Frontier Markets Fund Managers, GuarantCo.  Irungu also served as the Managing Director at NIC Capital where he held various positions and has also worked at Citigroup in London as a Transactor. He has over 7 years of financial services experience.
Bildad Fwamba BILDARD FWAMBA,
GENERAL MANAGER, INTERNAL AUDIT

Bildard holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from Kenyatta University and is a Certified Public Accountant, CPA (K). He is also writing his dissertation for an MBA at Strathmore Business School. He has over 15 years experience in Finance and Audit and previously worked with Central Bank of Kenya and British American Insurance Company. Bildard joined Equity Bank in 2004.
Enrico Nora ENRICO NORA,
GENERAL MANAGER MOBILE BANKING

Mr. Nora holds a Master Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy and an MBA (with honours) from the University of Chicago, USA. He spent overall eleven years with Hewlett Packard in various roles across Western and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. More recently he was based in Singapore as CFO & COO of DOCOMO Intertouch, a division of NTT DOCOMO of Japan. Within the Equity Group he now leads the mobile banking program.
Name SAMMY KAMANTHI NDETIU,
GENERAL MANAGER FINANCE– BUSINESS PERFORMANCE & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Sammy holds a Bachelor of Commerce Accounting option (1st class honors) from Kenyatta University and is a Certified Public Accountant (K). He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Edinburgh Business School-UK and a Masters in International Development studies (Development Economics) from National Graduate School of Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Japan. Prior to joining Equity Bank, Sammy worked at the Central Bank of Kenya and Kenya Airways.
Paul Gitahi

PAUL GITAHI,
MANAGING DIRECTOR, EQUITY BANK SOUTH SUDAN

Paul is a career banker with over 24 years experience and previously worked with ABC Bank and Cooperative Bank. He has extensive banking experience in operations, marketing and customer service. Paul served previously as the General Manager in charge of marketing in Equity Bank Kenya before taking up his present position.

Sam kirubi

SAMUEL KIRUBI,
MANAGING DIRECTOR, EQUITY BANK RWANDA

Samuel holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Moi University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Statistics from Egerton University. He is a graduate of Advanced Management Programme (Strathmore- IESE Business School, Barcelona Spain). Since joining Equity Bank in 2001, Samuel has gained vast experience in operations, marketing and customer service. Samuel was previously the Chief Operations Officer in Equity Bank South Sudan.
 

Joseph Iha

JOSEPH IHA ,
MANAGING DIRECTOR, EQUITY BANK TANZANIA

Joseph holds a Bachelor of Education in Accounting and Mathematics from the University of Nairobi and has also attended various professional courses in banking. He has over 12 years banking and leadership experience in Credit, Corporate banking and Operations. Prior to joining Equity Bank Tanzania, he worked as the General Manager, Credit in Equity Bank Uganda and General Manager, Corporate Banking Division at Equity Bank Kenya. Joseph joined Equity Bank in 2005.
 

Apollo Njoroge

APOLLO N. NJOROGE,
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, EQUITY BANK UGANDA

Apollo holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from University of Nairobi in Mathematics and Physics, Masters Degree in International Business Administration in Finance from United States International University and a Diploma in Banking. Prior to his current posting he was the General Manager Corporate Banking in Equity Bank Kenya and has wide experience of 17 years in banking.
 

 


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