Equity Bank Kenya Limited has appointed Samuel Onyango as a non-executive director. Speaking on his appointment, Equity Bank Kenya Limited (EBKL) Chairperson Erastus Mwencha said the new independent director will be invaluable to the bank’s board of directors in oversight and quality assurance.
“He brings decades of broad executive leadership experience in audit and risk practices that are key in our operations as an integrated financial services provider. Samuel’s guidance will be invaluable to the Equity board of directors in our oversight and quality assurance roles as we execute the next phase of strategic innovation and growth,”EBKL Chairperson Erastus Mwencha
Samuel will join the board of Equity Group Holdings’ most profitable subsidiary, bringing a wealth of experience in leadership, audit, and accounting. He serves as a director at Jadala Investments Ltd, and a non-executive director, and a member of the audit and risk committee at BAT Kenya.
He is the immediate former CEO at Deloitte East Africa, covering Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Samuel Onyango has extensive experience in audit and advisory roles, serving in various roles for 38 years. Mr Onyango was the chairman of ICPAK between 1993 and 1995 as well as a past president of the Eastern Central and Southern Federation of Accountants (ECSAFA).
Samuel holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi. He is a Certified Accountant, a company secretary, and a member of Chartered Accountants (England and Wales).
Samuel Onyango expressed his confidence in his new appointment saying “I am confident that working together, we will be able to effectively sail through the pandemic and continue to be a key financial player in our country and the region.”