Board of Directors

The Board of Directors has attracted directors who have shown great commitment and enthusiasm in involving themselves in the affairs of the Bank and who have demonstrated the spirit and ethos of the organization. The Directors have supervised the delivery of dramatic growth over the years, with the Bank continuing to deliver strong financial performance. The Board has provided leadership to the Bank to become an all inclusive bank providing accessible and affordable financial services and in the process generating great shareholder value. All Board members are vetted before appointment to take into account professional qualifications, integrity and track record.

The Board also conducts a self evaluation exercise in keeping with highest international standards. The evaluation focuses on the role and responsibility of the Board, structure, composition, functions and processes, information, meetings among other critical areas.

The Board has established seven Board committees to assist in guiding the direction of the bank. These are Audit, Credit, Risk management & ALCO, Governance, Nominations and Staff Remuneration, Tendering & Procurement, Strategy & Investment, Executive Committees. All the committees are governed by charters setting out their mandates and authority.

DAVID R. ANSELL

DAVID R. ANSELL
NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Mr. Ansell holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, another Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management and an Advanced Management Degree (AMP) from the Wharton School of Business. David R. Ansell also serves as the Vice Chairman of Equity Group Holdings Limited; Chairman of the Board of Directors of ProCredit (DRC) and Equity Investment Bank Ltd. During his working career from 1968-2001; he served in various assignments at Citibank in the Emerging Markets, including 16 years in Africa. His last assignment before retiring was as President of Citibank Russia. From 1989-1991, Mr Ansell left Citibank and served as Managing Director and the first CEO of Ecobank Transnational Inc, located in Lome, Togo, but he rejoined Citibank thereafter.

Joseph Iha

JOSEPH IHA
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mr. Iha 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 16 years banking and leadership experience in Credit, Corporate banking and Operations. Before joining Equity Bank (Tanzania) Limited, he worked as the General Manager, Credit in Equity Bank (Uganda) Limited and General Manager, Corporate Banking Division at Equity Bank (Kenya). Joseph joined Equity Bank in 2005. He previously worked with Cooperative Bank of Kenya for six years in various capacities.

RAYMOND MBILINYI
 
RAYMOND PETER MBILINYI
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Eng. Mbilinyi is the Executive Secretary at Tanzania National Businesses Council (TNBC). He is a Professional Engineer with BSc Engineering, a Certified Project Manager, Transportation specialist and a Professional Marketer with an MBA (Marketing) and over 20 years of professional experience in Africa, he has gained extensive experience in conducting a wide range of assignments in both Public and Private organisations. Prior to being appointed as Executive Secretary of TNBC, Raymond led the following organizations at senior level; Acting – Executive Director of Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC), First Project Director of Dar Rapid Transit (DART) at Dar es Salaam City Council and Network Development Manager – Retail of BP (T) Ltd. Raymond also served as Vice President of World Investment Promotion Agencies Association (WAIPA) up to December 2012. Currently, Raymond is serving as a Board Member in the following Organisations: Tanzania Industries Licensing Board. – BRELA and Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF). Raymond is also Vice Chairman of the National Hunting Block Allocation Advisory Committee under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism.
 
simbeye GODFREY SIMBEYE
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mr. Simbeye is currently the Executive Director of Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) since 9th March 2012. Mr. Simbeye has a strong background in Business and Financial Management and has more than 17 years of experience in consultancy and management of finance functions. He graduated in Bachelor of Commerce and Accounting from the University of Dar es Salaam, and is a qualified accountant (ACCA), he has a Master of Science degree in Information Systems Management and Technology from the University of Strathclyde in the UK. Mr Simbeye is a member of the Executive Board African Capacity Building Foundation (AFBF) based in Zimbabwe, member of the Board of Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at TBS, Chairman of AIDS TRUST Fund and member of the Board of the Universal Communications Service Access Fund (UCSAF), A champion of anti-corruption crusade having established the Business Action Against Corruption (BAAC) Tanzania Chapter in 2011.
James Mwangi

 

JAMES MWANGI, CBS
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


Dr. Mwangi holds five 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 as well as the Moran of the Burning Spear. He was named the World Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2012, the Forbes Africa Person of the Year in 2012 and is a holder of the 2007 Global Vision Award. He was also recognized as the 2015 Ai40 CEO of the year at the 8th Annual Africa Investor (Ai) CEO Investment Summit held in New York .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. He 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 of Meru University College of Science and Technology. He has wide experience in the banking industry and inclusive finance.

James Mwangi AHMED MOHAMED AME
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Prof. Ame is an Associate Professor and Director for Graduate studies at the University of Dodoma. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Business Administration from the University of Dar es Salaam; a Licentiate in Business Administration from UMEA University in Sweden; an MBA (with a bias in Production and Operations Management) from the University of Dar es Salaam and a B.A –Statistics (Hons) from the University of Dar es Salaam. He also holds a Statistical training Diploma, with specialization in computer programming and data processing from the International Statistical Education Centre in Calcutta, India. He is a member of various local and international committees.
Mary Wamae MARY WAMAE
SECRETARY TO THE BOARD

Mrs. Wamae holds a Master’s degree in Leading Innovation and Change from York St. John University, UK, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi, Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. She is a Certified Public Secretary (Kenya) and member of The Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK), Law Society of Kenya and the Kenya Section of International Commission of Jurists. 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 legal practice experience. She joined Equity in 2004.
 

 


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