Equity Group on Wednesday, November 25 confirmed the appointment of Samuel Onyango as a Non-Executive Director to the board of Equity Bank Kenya Limited (EBKL).
Onyango, the immediate former Delloitte East Africa CEO, boasts over 4 decades of experience in the financial services sector.
His past roles include being Chair of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and President of the Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa Federation of Accountants.
At the moment, he is a a Director at Jadala Investments Limited and a Non-Executive Director at BAT Kenya Limited since July 2019.
He is also a member of BAT’s Audit and Risk Committee.
Reacting to the appointment, Onyango noted that he looked forward to helping the organization thrive even with the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Equity has a distinguished board with great diversity, expertise and experience. The management and staff at Equity are highly skilled and this is evidenced in how the institution has continued to remain at the top.
“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,” he asserted.
Equity will be counting on Onyango for his expertise in matters audit and advisory.
Onyango holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi and is a Certified Accountant and Company Secretary.
He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England and Wales), Institute of Certified Secretaries (Kenya), and Institute of Certified Public
Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).
EBKL Chairman Erastus Mwencha welcomed the addition of Onyango to the team, noting that he would play a key role in the bank’s next phase of innovation and growth.
“We are thrilled to welcome Samuel as a new independent director to our board. He brings decades of broad executive leadership experience in audit and risk practices that are key in our operations as a integrated financial servicers 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,” he stated.