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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 is the Managing Director of Equity Bank Rwanda. He holds a degree in Business Administration (Finance option) from Makerere University Business School, a graduate of Advanced Management Programme from Strathmore Business School. He is a Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative-East Africa, a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He has over 19 years of experience in banking and Private Sector Development extensive with knowledge and a track record in Strategic Leadership, Banking and Finance, Management and Communications. He has held various leadership positions while working with different reputable organisations in the past including TradeMark East Africa, 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 Corporates and Parastatals.

  • https://rw.equitybankgroup.com/ STANLEY NG'ANG'A




    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 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/FERNAND KAMANZI




    Fernand holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Sciences and Management from Kigali Independent University (ULK) and is an ACI certified dealer. He is currently pursuing the certificate of “Certified Professional Banker”. Prior to joining Equity Bank Rwanda PLC, 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 holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting option and pursuing  Master’s Degree in Project Management. Prior to joining Equity Bank 8 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 holds a Masters of Business Administration (Finance) degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi. He is a Certified Public Accountant (Kenya) and member of The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (ICPAR), a Certified Investments and Financial Analysts and a member of The Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (ICIFA).Prior to joining Equity Bank Rwanda Plc, Joseph worked as a senior accountant  at Equity Bank Kenya Limited which he joined in 2009.

  • https://rw.equitybankgroup.com/ALINE KAGOYIRE




    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/JEAN BIZIMUNGU




    Bizimungu Jean Nepomuscene holds a bachelor’s degree in Monetary economics from Former National University of Rwanda and he holds an International certificate in Enterprise Risk Management from Institute of Risk Management in United Kingdom (IRM) and He is CAMs certified & ACCPA certified. He is a member of the Institute of Institute of Risk Management UK  and a member of ACAMs. He has 8 years’ experience in banking industry specifically in Risk and compliance management.

  • https://rw.equitybankgroup.com/JEAN PAUL NGABONZIZA




    Jean Paul holds a degree in Business Administration-Accounting Sciences from National University of Rwanda (now UR). He is ACCA certified, a member of The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (ICPAR) and a member The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). He has over 12 years of experience in Audit with 10 years spent in Internal audit in Banking Industry. He joined Equity Bank Rwanda Plc in April 2020 as Head of Internal Audit. He has previously worked for BPR Bank (an Atlas Mara subsidiary) for over 2.5 years as Senior Audit Manager; I&M Bank Rwanda Plc as Senior Internal Auditor for 7 years and Auditors General’s Office of Rwanda as Auditor of Public Business Enterprises for 2 years.

  • https://rw.equitybankgroup.com/CAROLE KAREMA JENI




    Carole holds an MBA from the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, a MIT from the University of Pretoria, a BCOM Honor’s degree for the same University, and a BA from Adventist University of Central Africa.

    Having lived in different countries, Carole has gained a diverse range of experiences in Telecoms, Investments, Construction, Security services, Building materials, Insurance brokerage, _as well as in Food and Beverage and Agribusiness. She is fluent In English, French, Swahili and Kinyarwanda. Her IT acumen and leadership make her a great asset of any organization she relates too.

    Carole is a passionate IT specialist with nearly 20 years of experience. She has specialized herself as a Solution Architecture who conceptualizes, designs and implements IT Strategies and Solutions that drive innovation, businesses efficiency and continuity in different areas of operations.  She had achieved automation of different business processes, allowing companies to focus on their core businesses and concentrate on turning companies into profitable business. She has also managed and delivered various IT projects that require integration of various Vendors and Solutions following IT standards and Processes like PMP, COBIT and ITIL. She is currently working on various digitization projects that embody cybersecurity, mobility and data analytics.

    She enjoys reading, travelling and innovating. She is also engaged in various benevolent causes that empower children and women.

    Carole is currently Head of IT at Equity Bank Rwanda where she oversees the digital transformation of the bank and runs different Business projects. Prior to that she was the Group IT Director of Crystal Ventures for 8 years and IT Project manager and Solution Architect of MTN Rwanda.

    She also serves in different Boards as a Non-Executive Director.

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