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:-
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 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
Henry holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree –in Finance from Catholic University of Eastern Africa and is a Certified Public Accountant –CPA (K). He also holds a diploma in Computer Studies. He has over 10 years experience in Internal Audit and he is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA). Before joining the South Sudan subsidiary, he worked at the Group Head Office in the Internal Audit Department. Prior to joining the Bank, he worked at The Nairobi Hospital and Delphis Bank Ltd. Henry joined Equity Bank in 2008.
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 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.