Equity Welcomes Samuel Onyango As New Non-Executive Director


Lender Equity has appointed Samuel Onyango as a Non-Executive Director to its Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited (EBKL) Board.

Samuel has gained extensive leadership experience having previously served as Certified Auditor, Company Secretary, Arbitrator, and Mediator, as well as his part in development of the accounting profession in East, Central, and Southern Africa.

At the moment, Samuel serves as a Director at Jadala Investments Ltd., a Non-Executive Director at BAT Kenya Limited since July 2019, and a member of its Audit and Risk Committee.

He also served as the CEO of Delloite East Africa where he served for 38 years in various audit and advisory roles.

That is not all; Samuel has also worked as the Chair of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and president of the Eastern, Central, and Southern Africa Federation of Accountants.

He holds 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.  

This development follows the appointment of Professor Timothy Waema as a Non-Executive Director.

What they said

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. 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.

-EBKL Chairman Ambassador Erastus Mwencha

Equity has a distinguished board with great diversity, expertise and experience. The management and staff at Equity are highly skilled and this is evidenced in how the institution has continued to remain at the top. 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.

-Samuel Onyango