Samuel Kirubi is the new Equity Bank Group Chief Operating Officer (GCOO) following his appointment on Monday, November 21, 2022. He previously served as the Equity Bank Uganda Managing Director.
Equity is a statement noted that Kirubi will be tasked with bettering the lender’s capacity to deliver on its strategy by aligning people, processes, systems, commercial business and business risk to customers’ aspirations.
“The GCOO will work with all the banking subsidiaries to “deliver globally benchmarked exceptional banking services and solutions and leverage on technology to drive efficiency and seamless customer experience characterized by ease and convenience of lifestyle.
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“The Board has expressed confidence in Mr Kirubi’s capability, experience and deep knowledge of the transition culture in taking up this responsibility at a critical time of the bank’s growth and expansion,” Equity Group Chief Executive James Mwangi said.
Following his appointment, Mr Kirubi noted that his vast experience working for the lender across the region will be vital in his success in his new role.
“I am delighted and humbled at the opportunity afforded to me by the board to steer the Group’s operations across the Group. My tour of duty in South Sudan where I was in charge of Operations, then moved to Equity Bank Rwanda as the first Managing Director before being assigned to turn around Equity Bank Uganda has indeed prepared me for the role of Group Chief Operating Officer,” he said.
“My commitment to the Board is that I will uphold their expectations and work with my colleagues in taking Equity to the next level as we focus our eyes to making Equity the home of 100 million customers.”
Kirubi holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Moi University and a BA in Economics and Statistics from Egerton University.
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He is also a graduate of Advanced Management Program from Strathmore IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.
Kirubi has served at Equity for over two decades, having joined the lender in 2001. He previously served as Chief Operations Officer in the lender’s South Sudan subsidiary from 2009. He was later promoted to the role of funding Managing Director before he was transferred to Uganda in 2015 to serve in the same capacity.
He successfully managed to steer Equity Bank Uganda from loss making to the 5th most profitable bank in the country and the third most profitable subsidiary of Equity after Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Following Kirubi’s appointment as new Equity Bank GCOO, the lender appointed Anthony Kituka, the current Executive Director, as the new Managing Director of the Uganda subsidiary.
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