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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.

  • http://equitybank.co.ug/APOLLO MAKUBUYA




    Mr. Makubuya is a Senior Partner at MMAKS Advocates and works with the Corporate Advisory Team. He mainly advises mining companies, banks, regional and international investors on corporate, commercial law and tax issues. He also has extensive experience in the field of international human rights law. Before going into private practice, Apollo worked as a legal advisor at a private bank and was the Assistant Head of the Financial Sector Adjustment Credit (FSAC) Division of the Bank of Uganda. While at the Uganda law reform commission, Apollo was in charge of reforming the laws applicable to business associations in the country. Apollo has also consulted extensively on human rights, development and corporate law issues with the Uganda human rights commission, DANIDA and UNDP. Apollo is a graduate of Cambridge University, UK and holds a first class Honours bachelor’s law degree from Makerere University. He is also the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Buganda.

  • http://equitybank.co.ug/SAMUEL KIRUBI




    Samuel holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Moi University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Statistics from Egerton University. He is a graduate of Advanced Management Programme (Strathmore- IESE Business School, Barcelona Spain). Since joining Equity Bank in 2001, Samuel has gained vast experience in operations, marketing and customer service. Samuel was previously the Chief Operations Officer in Equity Bank South Sudan and most recently the Managing Director, Rwanda.

  • http://equitybank.co.ug/ANTHONY KITUUKA




    Mr. Kituuka, most recently the Executive Director in charge of Regional subsidiaries at Equity Bank Group, managing all the Equity Bank subsidiaries outside Kenya, has over 9 years banking experience and has previously worked with Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) in Nairobi as the head of Global Corporates, KCB Bank Uganda Limited and Barclays Bank Uganda Limited. He holds an MBA in Oil and Gas from Middlesex University, London and a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics and Applied Economics from Makerere University, Uganda. He also holds a professional accountants certificate (ACCA) and is an FCCA. He joined the Equity Group in October 2014.

  • http://equitybank.co.ug/ PETER KIMBOWA




    Mr. Kimbowa is the team leader CEO Summit Uganda and is an Executive Coach, Internationally certified trainer, speaker, consultant and author. He is a Board member in ESKOM (U), Baylor College of Medicine (Mulago and Texas) and Financial Sector Deepening Initiative of Executive Coaching Association for Africa.He is an adjunct faculty member Strathmore Business School, a founding member Association of Management Consultants of Uganda (AMCU) and Uganda Coaches and Mentors. He is a co-founder and Managing Partner IFE – a Leadership and Management Development consulting firm and also an Associate of National Academy of Sciences as well as American Management Association. 


  • http://equitybank.co.ug/EVELYN KAMAGAJU  RUTAGWENDA




    Mrs. Rutagwenda holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Makerere University, Kampala and is a Certified Public Accountant. She was appointed as a Director of Equity Bank Uganda Limited in 2015. She is the Chairperson of Board Directors of Equity Bank Rwanda Limited and serves on the Board of Directors of Equity Group Holdings Limited. She previously worked as the Auditor General for the Republic of Rwanda, as the Secretary General of Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI), consultant/project accountant in Decentralization Secretariat (Institutional Capacity Building Project), Ministry of Local Government, Uganda, and also as Chief Auditor at UCA Auditing Services among others. Mrs. Rutagwenda spearheaded the formation of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (ICPAR). She chaired the Steering Committee that was charged with organizing the accounting profession in Rwanda and subsequently served the Institute in various capacities including, Chairperson of the Interim Governing Council, Ex Officio, and elected member of the Governing Council. She is currently the Vice – Chair, Board of Directors, Rwanda Development Board and also serves on the Board of Directors of Victoria Motors Rwanda

  • http://equitybank.co.ug/JAMES MWANGI, CBS




    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. 

  • http://equitybank.co.ug/ GEOFFREY R. RUGAZOORA




    Mr. Rugazoora holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Chemistry (Honours) of Makerere University Kampala and postgraduate training in the field of tribology, operations management, leadership and governance at Wits Business School Johannesburg, among other reputable institutions of learning. He began his career with TOTAL Uganda, a multinational oil corporation subsidiary, in 1986 and rose to the level of National Sales Manager. Geoffrey joined MOGAS in 1996 as the Managing Director of MOGAS Uganda and rose to the level of MOGAS Group Chief Executive Officer, a position he still holds to-date. 

  • http://equitybank.co.ug/DAVID R. ANSELL




    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 Equity’s Group 100% owned subsidiary in Tanzania; 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.

  • http://equitybank.co.ug/MARY WAMAE




    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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