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:-

Joseph Iha

 

JOSEPH IHA ,
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Joseph holds a Bachelor of Education in Accounting and Mathematics from the University of Nairobi. He is also a graduate of Advanced Management Program (Strathmore-IESE Business School Barcelona, Spain) and also attended various professional courses in banking. He has 16 years of 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. Before joining Equity Bank, he worked for Cooperative Bank of Kenya for six years in various positions.  Joseph joined Equity Bank in 2005.

 

Stephen Macharia

STEPHEN MACHARIA MWANIKI - GENERAL MANAGER OPERATIONS

Stephen holds an Honors Degree in Social Cultural and Development Studies with a major in Accounts and Administration from Moi University Kenya. Stephen has over 17 years of experience in Banking, having worked at Equity Building Society (now Equity Bank) as an Accountant, Assistant Manager, Head of procurement and Admin, Head of Cash Management Centre and GM Market research & product development. He went through the transformation cycle of Equity Building Society to a fully-fledged commercial bank. He held the position of a Branch Manager for ten years.   Prior to that Stephen worked for 6 years as a Financial Auditor for the Ministry of Cooperative (Now Ministry of Industry Trade and Cooperatives). He has also worked as the Regional GM- Nairobi West and North Eastern Region in Kenya. He is currently the General Manager -Operations in Equity Bank Tanzania Subsidiary. 

Joseph Iha

 

BETTY KWOKO,
HEAD OF INSTITUTIONAL BANKING AND LIABILITIES

Betty holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Administration (Honors) from the University of Rajasthan, India. She has a Diploma in Computer Programming and is a qualified Trainer of Trainers (ToT) by ILD Consulting as well as a member of the Marketing Africa Forum. Betty is an experienced banker with over 14 years in Relationship Management both in corporate and high net worth relationships. Prior to joining Equity Bank, she worked as the Asst. Vice President Institutional Banking- Bank M Tanzania, Corporate Relationship Manager- KCB Bank Tanzania Limited as well as Savings and Finance (now NIC Bank Tanzania). Betty joined Equity Bank in 2013.

Joseph Iha DAVID MUKARU,

GENERAL MANAGER CREDIT

David holds a Diploma in Business Administration, Business Management& Banking from the Mombasa University Polytechnic College. He graduated in Advanced Leadership in Micro Finance Programs from Wharton/University of Pennsylvania & Center for Microfinance Leadership/Women’s World Banking (Philadelphia, USA); He is also a graduate of The Boulder Micro Finance Training Program, Turin. He has over 19 years’ experience in Banking covering Retail Banking and Credit Management. He has previously worked with Kenya Industrial Estates (Development Finance Institution); WEEC – NGO (Microfinance Institution) and BIMAS (Microfinance Institution). David joined Equity Bank in 2006 as the Head of Retail Lending in Equity Bank Kenya before being posted to Head Equity Bank Tanzania Credit Department.

Joseph Iha

 

SAMMY LWENDO ,
HEAD OF TREASURY

Sammy holds a B.Sc Degree in Urban and Regional Development Planning from Ardhi University Tanzania and an Associate Diploma in Banking from The Tanzania Institute of Bankers. Sammy has over 10 years’ experience in the banking industry focusing on Trade Finance and Treasury Department. Prior to joining Equity Bank Tanzania he worked as the Acting Treasurer, Head of Forex and Money Market as well as Senior Sales Dealer at the Bank M Tanzania. He also worked as Head of FX Trading- KCB Bank Tanzania, SME FX Sales Manager- Standard Chartered Bank Limited, Forex Dealer- CBA Tanzania Limited and Assistant Manager Treasury and Trade Finance- Diamond Trust Bank Tanzania Limited. Sammy joined Equity Bank in 2014.

 

Joseph Iha

 

JANETH ZOYA,
MANAGER, RETAIL BUSINESS

Janeth holds an Advance Diploma in community Development and a Certificate in Gender and Education provided by Local Government. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma Course in Micro Finance offered by University of Dar-es-Salaam and is a certified TOT by the ILO in SYB and Get Ahead Programme. Janeth has 10 years’ experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining Equity Bank, she worked as an Assistant Micro Finance Manager at Akiba Commercial bank, Marketing and Public Relations Head at Access Bank. Janeth joined Equity Bank in 2012.

 

Joseph Iha

ROBERT MONGARE NYATUNDO, GENERAL MANAGER FINANCE, ADMINISTRATION AND ICT

Robert is a Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting. He is a member of both Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA) – Tanzania of good standing. He holds an MBA degree in corporate Management from KCA University. He has over 25 years of working experience, 15 of which are in management. Prior to joining Equity Bank, Robert worked with K-Rep Holdings, K-Rep Bank Ltd (Now Sidian Bank), Chemonics International Inc. and Finca. He has extensive regional experience having worked in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and South Sudan. Robert joined Equity Bank in 2009.

Joseph Iha

 

NEEMA JONES,
HEAD OF LEGAL

Neema holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from the University of Dar-es-Salaam and is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania. She is currently pursuing her Taught LLM (Corporate Commercial) Masters course at the University of Dar-es-Salaam. Neema has undergone various management and professional courses both locally and internationally and has over 10 years’ experience in private practice with a focus on corporate commercial Laws. Prior to joining Equity Bank, she worked at Mark & Associates Attorneys as a Senior Associate Partner heading their corporate division. Neema joined Equity Bank in 2014.

 

Joseph Iha

 

NOELA JOSEPH MOSHA,
HEAD OF INTERNAL AUDIT

Noela holds a Bachelor degree of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Dar-es-Salaam. She is an affiliate of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA). Before joining Equity Bank, she worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers for five and half years in Assurance Department majoring in financial sector. Noela joined Equity Bank in 2013.

 

 


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