Mary Wamae

Country: Kenya

Sector: Banking 

Age: 52 Years

Mary serves as Group Executive Director for Equity Group Holdings Plc and a Non-Executive Director in the Boards of Finserve Africa Ltd, Equity Group Foundation, Equity Investment Bank Ltd, Equity Insurance Agency Ltd, and Equity Subsidiaries (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Congo).

In 2019 she led the Group’s acquisition of BCDC in DRC and the subsequent merger with Equity Bank Congo to enable the bank to attain a combined balance sheet of Ksh. 2.5 billion, leading to Equity Group crossing the Ksh. 13 Trillion balance sheet milestone. 

In addition to bank leadership, she is involved in mentorship of young ladies, career mentorship of professionals, scholarship sponsorships for bright but needy scholars and environmental conservation. In March 2020, she pioneered the launch of a staff empowerment program, EQUIP, that aims to empower and mentor staff to advance in their careers, practice work-life balance and generally expose them to industry leaders and content that will help them network and grow in their careers.

She also sponsors more than 20 students and five orphans to pursue their high school, college and university education. In 2020, she individually championed the construction of a classroom block and equipped a library for BL TEZZA School for the hearing-impaired students in Nyatike Migori County.

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