Gerald Warui to replace Polycarp Igathe as Equity Bank Kenya MD

James Mwangi, CEO Equity Bank
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Equity Bank Kenya, a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings, has announced that it has appointed Gerald Warui as the new Managing Director. His appointment is effective September 1 2019.

This follows the company board’s acceptance of the resignation of Polycarp Igathe who leaves the position at the end of August. Mr. Igathe will rejoin his previous employer, Vivo, to take up a newly created role as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Africa.

Gerald Warui

Mr. Warui has served Equity Bank for 21 years. He holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and is also a Certified Public Accountant CPA (K), and a graduate of Advanced Management Program offered by IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. A career banker, Gerald has vast experience spanning over 30 years and has headed operations, customer service and HR within the Group. He is currently Director of Operations and Customer Service at Equity Bank Kenya. As Managing Director of Equity Bank Kenya Mr. Warui’s appointment is subject to approval by the Central Bank of Kenya.

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