Equity Names Samuel Kirubi as Group Chief Operating Officer

Samuel Kirubi, Equity Group Chief Operating Officer

Equity Group Holdings has appointed Samuel Kirubi as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Kirubi moves from the position of Managing Director Equity Bank Uganda to head the Group operations from Equity’s head office in Nairobi.

“Samuel will oversee the enhancement of the Group’s capacity to deliver on its strategy by aligning people, processes, systems, commercial business, and business risk to customers’ aspirations,” the lender said in a statement.

“He will work with all the banking subsidiaries to deliver globally benchmarked exceptions banking services and solutions and leverage technology to drive efficiency and seamless customer experience characterized by ease and convenience of lifestyle.”

Samuel holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Moi University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Statistics from Egerton University.

He graduated from the Advanced Management Programme (Strathmore—IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain).

Since joining Equity Bank in 2001, Samuel has gained vast experience in operations, marketing, and customer service.

Samuel was previously the Chief Operations Officer at Equity Bank South Sudan.

Dr James Mwangi, Equity Group Managing Director and CEO said the Board has expressed confidence in 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.

“As Equity rolls out its ambitious Africa Recovery and Resilience Plan with the aim of scaling its customer base to 100 million by 2025, this calls for scaling up our operations, footprint, and distribution infrastructure driven by technologically driven digitization and virtualization of the bank.”


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