Equity Bank becomes IIA’s latest Global Partner

Date: 01/03/2016

Equity Bank has joined the likes of Tullow Oil, EY, Ecobank and Clyde & Co as one of Invest in Africa’s Global Partners – an influential group that defines the strategic vision for the organisation and drives its initiatives.

Equity Group Holdings Limited (EGHL) is a financial services holding company in East Africa. The Group has banking subsidiaries in Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo (ProCredit Bank), with additional non-banking subsidiaries engaged in provision of investment banking, custodial, insurance agency, philanthropy, consulting and infrastructure services.

The Group, in collaboration with a number of development partners, has set out to scale up SMEs in the region by offering comprehensive and innovative services and solutions to support their growth and development in the region. This strategic focus aligns well with the intended vision of Invest in Africa: ‘To better connect local business to new markets, finance and skills for transformative growth’.

James Mwangi, CEO of Equity Bank, commented on the partnership: "Equity Group's vision is to champion the socio-economic prosperity of the people of Africa. Supporting our local SMEs is critical to this transformation. It is for this reason that we have partnered with Invest in Africa who are dedicated to empowering local business by providing access to new markets and skills advancing our shared mission and vision for the people of Africa. We are excited by the opportunity that Invest in Africa presents".

IIA Kenya Country Director Patricia Ithau added: “Equity Bank has always had a strong focus on and passion for SMEs which makes them a perfect partner for Invest in Africa. We look forward to working with them going forward to further empower Kenyan companies and develop business skills”.

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