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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 worlds 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:-

  • https://rw.equitybankgroup.com/HANNINGTON NAMARA

    HANNINGTON NAMARA

    MANAGING DIRECTOR

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    Hannington holds a degree in Business Administration – Finance from Makerere University Business School. He is a Fellow of the fourth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-East Africa, a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and has received various trainings in corporate banking, credit, structured finance. He has over 15 years of experience as a Senior Private Sector Development specialist. He has extensive track record in Strategy, Leadership and Programme Management, Finance and Communications. He is currently the Managing Director of Equity Bank Rwanda. He has held various positions while working for TradeMark East Africa – Rwanda Country Programme, Rwanda Private Sector Federation, Commercial Bank of Rwanda (BCR), Rwanda Investment Export Promotion Agency (RIEPA-now known as Rwanda Development Board). He holds several positions of responsibility in Boards of Parastatals and Corporates.

  • https://rw.equitybankgroup.com/ STANLEY WAHETHU

    STANLEY WAHETHU

    GENERAL MANAGER - OPERATIONS

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    Stanley holds a Bachelor of Business Management from Moi University & a Diploma of Banking from Kenya School of Monetary Studies. Stanley has over 13 years’ experience in Banking, with vast experience in the Equity Bank Banking Model having served Equity Bank in various departments.

  • https://rw.equitybankgroup.com/ATHANASIE NIRAGIRA

    ATHANASIE NIRAGIRA

    HEAD OF MARKETING & CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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    Athanasie holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Marketing from National University of Rwanda and a Masters degree in Leadership from Oklahoma Christian University. Prior to joining Equity Bank, Athanasie worked in marketing and sales roles in Agaseke Bank, Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB /Rwanda), The Edge Ltd and Rwandatel SA.

  • https://rw.equitybankgroup.com/EUGENE HIGIRO

    EUGENE HIGIRO

    HEAD OF LEGAL

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    Eugene holds a Bachelor's degree in Law from the National University of Rwanda. He is currently pursuing his Masters program in Business Law at the National University of Rwanda. Prior to joining Equity Bank Rwanda Ltd, Eugene worked for Fina Bank Rwanda in various positions including Legal Advisor, Head of Credit and Administration and Team Leader of security and documentation.

  • https://rw.equitybankgroup.com/FERNAND KAMANZI

    FERNAND KAMANZI

    HEAD OF TREASURY

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    Fernand holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Sciences and Management from Kigali Independent University (ULK) and is an ACI certified dealer. Prior to joining Equity Bank Rwanda Ltd, Fernand worked in Access Bank Rwanda Ltd for 5years in various positions including Team Leader Treasury 2011 – August 2013, Acting Treasurer 2010 -2011 and Card & Channels Officer 2008 - 2010.

  • https://rw.equitybankgroup.com/CHANTAL MUKANDOLI KAYIJAMAHE

    CHANTAL MUKANDOLI KAYIJAMAHE

    HEAD OF CREDIT/RISK AND ADMINISTRATION

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    Chantal holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting option and pursuing Master’s Degree in Business Administration University of South Wales, UK.Prior to joining Equity Bank 5 years ago, Chantal worked at the Commercial Bank of Rwanda (now I&M) in Credit Department for more than 11 years; As an Analyst in SME and Corporate Banking, Security Perfection Manager, Personal Lending and Mortgages Manager.

     

  • https://rw.equitybankgroup.com/JOSEPH MUTUMA

    JOSEPH MUTUMA

    FINANCE MANAGER

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    Joseph holds an MBA Finance option from Jomo kenyatta University of Agriculture and technology and a bachelor’s of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA K) and a Certified Securities and Investments Analyst (CSIA). He is currently pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst certification-CFA. Prior to joining Equity Bank Rwanda Ltd, Joseph worked as a senior accountant  at Equity Bank Kenya Limited.

  • https://rw.equitybankgroup.com/FELIX NGIO PETER

    FELIX NGIO PETER

    HEAD OF CREDIT

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    Felix holds a Higher Diploma in Banking and Finance from Kenya School of Monetary Studies. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business Administration-Finance at The United States International University, USIU. Felix has 12 years of experience in the Banking Industry and an extensive track record in Lending and Credit Risk Management. He is a Member of The Kenya Institute of Bankers. Prior to joining Equity Bank Rwanda, he was the Credit Risk Manager Corporate Banking – Equity Bank Kenya for several years.
     

  • https://rw.equitybankgroup.com/MARTIN NDAGIJIMANA

    MARTIN NDAGIJIMANA

    INTERNAL AUDIT MANAGER

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    Martin holds a Master’s degree in Financial Management from Amity University, a bachelor Degree in Accounting Sciences from Former National University of Rwanda and an advanced Diploma in Business and Accounting from ACCA. He is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (ICPAR), a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and a Certified Forensic Investigation Professional. He has 3 years of experience in Internal Audit from I&M Bank Rwanda Ltd and 3 years work experience from Ernst & Young Rwanda Limited. He has been audit team leader in charge of audit services in banking and financial services, manufacturing, construction, telecoms and Governmental and non-governmental institutions.

  • https://rw.equitybankgroup.com/Rosemary Ingabire

    Rosemary Ingabire

    IT SECURITY MANAGER

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    Rosemary is a graduate in Computer Engineering and Information Technology from the College of Science and Technology- University of Rwanda. Prior to joining Equity Bank Rwanda Ltd, she worked at Rwanda Development Board in various positions, including Application Security Officer and as an Incident Response team leader. Rosemary is currently pursuing an MBA in Technology Management at the Assam Don Bosco University in India. 

  • https://rw.equitybankgroup.com/Aline Kagoyire 

    Aline Kagoyire 

    HEAD OF HR AND ADMINISTRATION

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    Aline holds a degree in Business Administration from Université de Mons – Hainaut (Belgium University), with more than 10 years’ experience in Human Resources Management. She has previously worked for Bralirwa (a Heineken subsidiary) and U-COM Burundi. She joined Equity Bank in July 2017 as head of HR and Administration.

     

  • https://rw.equitybankgroup.com/Andrew Kulayige

    Andrew Kulayige

    HEAD OF COMMERCIAL BANKING

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    Andrew is an alumnus of Makerere University where he pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration before embarking on a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Robert Kennedy College at the University of Cambria, Switzerland. Andrew has extensive private sector experience, having worked at the highest levels with Letshego Finance group, Diageo/East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) in different countries within East African region. As a Country manager for EABL a subsidiary of DIAGEO group, Andrew is credited for shortening and efficiently managing the route to market (RTM) for EABL’s both premium and mainstream products in the Great lakes region with the main focus on Rwanda, Burundi & DRC.

    Andrew is a professional with proven leadership skills in a wide variety of working environments covering operations, Sales & Marketing, Business development, Trade Marketing, Supply chain management, Business planning, Supply contract negotiation, Distribution contract management and Route –to- Market Management.

    Andrew Kulayige joined Equity Bank Rwanda Plc. as the Head of commercial Banking in February 2018 from East African Granite Industries Ltd (EAGI), where he served as the Managing Director.

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