Polycarp Igathe Named Equity Bank Managing Director

Polycarp Igathe has been confirmed as the Managing Director of Equity Bank Kenya five months after joining the lender.
“The Board has completed the process of separating the operations and management of the Kenya subsidiary from that of the Group and appointed Polycarp the Managing Director of Equity Bank Kenya. Polycarp’s strong values and passion have enabled him to quickly fit well in the Equity Group organizational culture.
He has distinguished himself as a results-oriented and committed business leader who is renowned for fostering productive partnerships with external stakeholders and customers, resulting in the delivery of outstanding company results. He has taken over a very successful subsidiary and market leader. We believe he has the skills, competence, capability, and vision to retain Equity Bank Kenya in its leadership position while taking it to the next level,” announced Dr.James Mwangi who will serve as the Group’s Managing Director and Managing Director providing overall strategic direction and oversight to the Group.
Before his new status, Igathe was the Chief Commercial Officer.
Igathe has successfully served as CEO of leading blue chip corporate entities in Kenya and Eastern Africa, namely Coca-Cola SABCO, Africa Online, EABL, Haco Industries, Wines of the World, Tiger Brands International and Vivo Energy.