Equity Group has appointed career auditor, Samuel Onyango to its Kenyan subsidiary, Equity Bank Kenya Limited (EBKL) as a non-Executive Director.
Onyango is currently a director at Jadala Investments, a non-Executive Director at BAT Kenya Limited, and a member of its Audit and Risk Committee since July 2019.
Onyango brings extensive leadership experience in a wide range of professional services as a Certified Auditor, Company Secretary, Arbitrator, and Mediator, including his contribution to the development of the accounting profession in East, Central, and Southern Africa in the course of his career.
“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 an integrated financial services provider,” said EBKL Chairman Amb. Erastus Mwencha.
“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.”
On his part, Samuel commented on his commitment to serving the board, “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 is the immediate former CEO of Delloite East Africa where he served for 38 years in various audit and advisory roles.
Onyango has previously served as chairman of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and president of the Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa Federation of Accountants.
He 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.