Our History

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Our Philosophy

We exist to transform the lives and livelihoods of our people socially and economically by availing them modern, inclusive financial services that maximize their opportunities.

Purpose

Transforming lives, giving dignity and expanding opportunities for wealth creation.

Vision

To be the champion of the socio-economic prosperity of the people of Africa.

Mission

We offer inclusive, customer focused financial services that socially and economically empower our clients and other stakeholders.

Positioning Statement

Equity provides Inclusive Financial Services that transform livelihoods, give dignity and expand opportunities.

Tagline

Your Listening, Caring Partner.

Motto

Growing Together in Trust.

Our Core Values

We are guided by and strive to uphold the following core values in all the activities we undertake.

 
 

Board Of Directors

Shem Migot Adholla

Shem Migot Adholla

Non-Executive Chairman

Shem holds a PhD in Sociology of Development and a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a Special Graduate Student in Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of East Africa.

He is a private consultant on agriculture and rural development, land policy reform and environmental issues based in Nairobi. Previously he was the Lead Specialist on Land Policy and Administration in the Agriculture Research Unit, World Bank, Washington. He also served in the Government of Kenya (on secondment from the World Bank) as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. He served as Associate Research Professor at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) University of Nairobi and has numerous publications to his name focusing on land issues, pastoralism, farmers’ institutions, and rural development.

He has working experience in many African countries as well as Haiti, Kyrgyz Republic, and several Asian countries. He is currently the Chairman of Equity Bank South Sudan, Chairman of the Council of Kenyatta University, and a member of the Universities Funding Board. He has also served as Chairman of the Council of Kibabii University, Chairman of the Board Centre for Corporate Governance, was a Director of Housing Finance Company of Kenya Ltd and Vice-Chairman Board of Directors, Kenya Wildlife Service

Dr. Addis Ababa Othow

Dr. Addis Ababa Othow

Managing Director

Addis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, a Master’s degree in Economic Development and a PhD degree in political economics from Al-Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting from Hanze University, Groningen, Netherlands, a PhD degree in Business Administration from Faculty of Business and Economics, Atlantic International University, USA and the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) from Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya.

He has a wide range of experience in banking, accounting, finance, and information systems. Prior to joining Equity Bank, he initially worked as a teaching assistant at Al Neelain University, Khartoum and was later appointed as a banking inspector, Central Bank of Sudan in 1997. He also worked as an assistant accountant/ auditor at Dubois & Co Chartered Accountants Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and a consultant at South Sudan Anti-Corruption Commission, a Part-time Lecturer at College of Social & Economics Studies, University of Juba and a Deputy Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of South Sudan Pensions Fund (SSPF).

Dr. Othow has also worked as Head of Non-banking Division before he became the Head of Planning, Regulation and Licensing, Central Bank of South Sudan (BSS). He joined Equity Bank in February 2015.

Mary Ajith

Mary Ajith

Non-Executive Director

Mary holds an LL.B. degree from EL-Neelian University, Khartoum, Sudan, Certificate in Law from LDC Uganda and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights from the University of Juba. Mary has worked with various Gender and Child-Related Organizations and holds a Certificate in Skill for Communicating with Children, Certificate in Gender and Development and an Advanced Certificate in Women, Peace and Security Council Resolution 1325. She serves on the board of the Ethicapl University, Juba and is a member of South Sudan Revenue Authority Board of Directors. She is currently the Head of Directorate of Legislation, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs for the Republic of South Sudan and holds certificates of Legislative drafting and Bills Scrutiny training with over 16 years’ experience.

Kenyi Spencer

Kenyi Spencer

Non-executive Director

Kenyi holds a Professional Certificate in international trade from the International Trade Institute of Southern Africa (Affiliate of International Association of Trade Training Organization), a PhD in Environmental Economics from the University of Geneva in Switzerland, a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein) in South Africa, a Postgraduate Certificate in Practical Ecology from Technische Universitat in Berlin, Germany and BSc. in Science and Applied Environmental Science from the National University of Lesotho. He previously worked as a Deputy Director in KB Environment & Trade Consultancy in South Africa and has executed many assignments for the World Bank and the Republic of South Sudan (RSS).

Dr. Spencer is currently Chairman of Central Equatoria Development Agency (CEDA), South Sudan Business Connect and a board member of African Organisations for Development (AFOD). He recently published a world acclaimed novel - “Twisted Gift” and a reference book, titled: English Language for Professionals.

Mary Wamae

Mary Wamae

GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mary holds a Masters degree in Leading Innovation and Change from York St. John University, UK, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. She is a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme (Strathmore -IESE Business School, Barcelona Spain) and the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.

She serves in the Africa Financial Industry Summit Advisory Board. The Summit brings together the industry’s most influential stakeholders in transforming the financial industry in Africa. She is also a member and mentor under the Women on Boards Network. She is a Certified Public Secretary (Kenya) and member of The Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK), Law Society of Kenya, Women Corporate Directors and the Kenya Section of International Commission of Jurists. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Gender and Development and has over 15 years’ experience in private legal practice.

Allan Waititu

Allan Waititu

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Allan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Technology and is a graduate of Advanced Management Programme (Strathmore- IESE Business School, Barcelona Spain). He has a Master’s in Business Administration from Strathmore University Business School. He has over 33 years’ experience in Information Technology and banking having previously served as Equity Bank’s General Manager, Operations; and as Director - ICT and Innovations and, Director, Special Projects. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Future Council on the Resilience and Fragility 2021/2022 and served on the WEF Council for The Future Humanitarian System 2019/2020.

He is currently serving as the Director, Operations & IT in EquityBCDC in Congo DRC.

Senior Management

Dr. Addis Ababa Othow

Dr. Addis Ababa Othow

Managing Director

Addis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, a Master’s degree in Economic Development and a PhD degree in political economics from Al-Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting from Hanze University, Groningen, Netherlands, a PhD degree in Business Administration from Faculty of Business and Economics, Atlantic International University, USA and the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) from Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya.

He has a wide range of experience in banking, accounting, finance, and information systems. Prior to joining Equity Bank, he initially worked as a teaching assistant at Al Neelain University, Khartoum and was later appointed as a banking inspector, Central Bank of Sudan in 1997. He also worked as an assistant accountant/ auditor at Dubois & Co Chartered Accountants Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and a consultant at South Sudan Anti-Corruption Commission, a Part-time Lecturer at College of Social & Economics Studies, University of Juba and a Deputy Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of South Sudan Pensions Fund (SSPF).

Dr. Othow has also worked as Head of Non-banking Division before he became the Head of Planning, Regulation and Licensing, Central Bank of South Sudan (BSS). He joined Equity Bank in February 2015.

Victor Omondi

Victor Omondi

Head of Operations

Victor is a Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) and has vast experience in Operations, Payment Systems and Projects Management and has been part of the core team that championed the roll out of the Finacle 10 Core Banking system. Before joining the Sudan Subsidiary, he worked at the Group Head Office in the Operations Department. He is one of the pioneer staff of Equity Bank South Sudan. Victor joined the Bank in 2006

Cyrus Komu

Cyrus Komu

Finance Manager, EBSSL

Cyrus Komu has over 9 years of banking experience, 7 of which were spent at Equity Bank both in Kenya and South Sudan. Cyrus has served the bank in several financial & accounting capacities. He is highly trained in financial analysis, monitoring, evaluation and reporting. He is also trained and experienced in budget development and management and Business Process Mapping. Other than Equity Bank, Cyrus has served in financial strategy as a Business Process Mapping and accounting Consultant for Grameen Foundation Kenya. He is currently pursuing his BA in Business Administration at Kenya Methodist University. Cyrus joined Equity Bank South Sudan in his capacity as a Finance Manager in June 2012.

Stanley K. Maina

Stanley K. Maina

Senior Business Relationship Manager

Stanley K. Maina has 15 years of banking experience in different capacities in Equity Bank in Credit, Bank Operations and Relationship Banking. He joined the Bank in April 2004. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Kenya Methodist University and he is a CPA(K) holder. Stanley joined Equity South Sudan in 2009 and is one of the pioneers of South Sudan in 2009 and is one of the pioneers of the South Sudan subsidiary. He has worked in different capacities as Credit Manager, Senior Growth and Development Manager and Senior Business Relationship Manager. Before joining Equity Bank he worked with Tower SACCO Limited as Internal Audit Manager.

Our Achievements

Here are some of the recent accolades and recognitions that Equity Bank Limited has received include.

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