Kigali, 30 th August 2021: Equity Bank Rwanda Plc has announced the appointment of Col (Rtd). Eugene Haguma as the Non – Executive Chairman to its Board taking over from Mrs. Evelyn Rutagwenda. Mrs Rutagwenda retired through rotation having served on the board for nine years, four of which she served as Chairperson. She will continue to serve on the Equity Group Holdings Plc Board as Vice Chairperson.
Col (Rtd). Haguma brings on board a wealth of leadership experience, having previously served in senior leadership positions in both the private and public sectors. He has previously served as the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Defence in Rwanda, Defence Attaché to the Republic of South Africa and CEO of Horizon Group Rwanda. Col (Rtd). Haguma is currently serving as an independent consultant.
Speaking while welcoming him to the Board as Chairman , Equity Group Managing Director and CEO Dr. James Mwangi said, “We are delighted to bring on board Col (Rtd). Haguma as the new Non- Executive Chairman of the Board of Equity Bank Rwanda Plc. The experience and expertise he has gained over the years while working in multi-national environments will play a key role in overseeing the implementation of strategy hence strengthening our regional operations and presence.”
The Board thanked Mrs Rutagwenda for her leadership. “In a special way, I would like to register sincere gratitude to Mrs. Rutagwenda for her dedication and outstanding service as Chairperson on the Board of Equity Bank Rwanda Plc. During her tenure, the Bank registered impressive growth on all parameters,”said Dr. Mwangi.
Speaking while welcoming Col (Rtd). Haguma, the Equity Group Vice Chairperson said, “ As a Group, we are delighted to have Col (Rtd). Eugene Haguma as the new Board Chair for our Rwanda subsidiary. His experience and networks will see the Group grow its footprint further within Rwanda allowing Equity to continue transforming lives and livelihoods, giving dignity and expanding opportunities for wealth creation.” said Mrs Rutagwenda.
Commenting on the Board appointment, Col (Rtd). Haguma said, “I am honoured to serve as Board Chair in Equity Bank Rwanda Plc and priviledged to work with a talented and experienced management team, that has distinguished itself for passion to the fulfillment of the Bank’s purpose. A team that has seen Equity Bank become a significant player and one of Rwanda’s fastest growing banks with total assets of RFW 388.6B, a gross loan book of RFW 215.2B , total […]