Equity Group Holdings Plc has announced the appointment of Samuel Kirubi as the Group Chief Operating Officer.
Kirubi had been previously serving as the Managing Director, Equity Bank Uganda.
He has now been promoted to head the Group operations from Equity’s head office in Nairobi.
Kirubi joined Equity Bank in 2001 and has gained vast experience in operations, marketing, and customer service.
He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Moi University and a BA in Economics and Statistics from Egerton University, in addition he gained experience when he served previously as Chief Operations Officer in Equity Bank South Sudan from 2009.
Thereafter, he was promoted to the Founding Managing Director of Equity Bank Rwanda in 2011 before being reassigned in the same position to Equity Bank Uganda in 2015.
“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 the scaling up of our operations, footprint and distribution infrastructure driven by technologically driven digitization and virtualization of the Bank,” said James Mwangi, Equity Group Managing Director, and Chief Executive Officer.
“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.” James Mwangi added.
Speaking on his appointment, Samuel Kirubi said he was ready to work with the team to achieve more and take the group to the next level.
“I am delighted and humbled at the opportunity afforded to me by the board to steer the Group’s operations across the Group. My commitment to the Board is that I will uphold their expectations and work with my colleagues in taking Equity to the next level as we focus our eyes to making Equity the home of 100 million customers.” Kirubi said.