Mr. Gitahi, MBS, was appointed to the Board in April 2017. He holds a B. Com (Hons.) in Accounting from the University of Nairobi, a Diploma in Management from the Kenya Institute of Management and an MBA from the United States International University. He is also a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Management. Mr. Gitahi is currently the Chairman of Tropikal Brands (Africa) Limited, Chairman of Oxygene Communication Limited and a Trustee of the Management University of Africa. In addition, he is a Director of Simba Corp, Outspan Hospital and Medical College as well as Allianz Insurance (K) Limited. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Nation Media Group and prior to that was the Group Chief Executive Officer for GlaxoSmithKline in West Africa, after having held diverse management positions with them.
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Mrs. Devji joined the DTB Group in 1996 following which she was appointed Group Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Diamond Trust Bank in East Africa in 2001. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Bankers, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (Kenya) and an Associate of the Institute of Taxation (United Kingdom). Mrs. Devji is a director of DTB Tanzania, DTB Uganda, DTB Burundi, Jubilee Insurance Burundi, Diamond Trust Insurance Agency Limited and the Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited. She has also previously served as a member of the Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation.
Mr. Mawji was appointed to the Board in September 2014. He is the founder and Senior Partner in Mawji Sennik and Company, Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Mawji is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and a Chartered Accountant from United Kingdom and a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya). For many years Mr. Mawji has served on the Insurance Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and on the Corporate Governance Committee of The Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya.
Mr. Shamji was appointed to the Board in March 2010. He holds a BA (Hons.) in Business Administration from Washington State University, U.S.A. and has undertaken courses towards an M.B.A. (Strategic Management) from Drexel University, U.S.A. He is also a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Bankers and a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya). Mr. Shamji is a prominent businessman based in Kisii and serves as a Director of various companies, including DTB Burundi, A. Jiwa Shamji Limited and Sansora Bakers & Confectioners Limited. He has previously served on the Boards of the Aga Khan Health Services, Kenya, the Aga Khan Education Services, Kenya and as Chairman of the Board of Governors of Kisii Special School for the Mentally Handicapped. He has also served as a member of the Kisii County Public-Private Partnership Committee, Kisii County Budget & Economic Forum Committee and Board of Director - Kisii Teaching & Referral Hospital.
Mr. Jamal was appointed to the Board in December 2009. He has vast experience in banking and is currently a Director of Habib Bank Limited, Pakistan and Marcuard Family Office, Switzerland. Mr. Jamal has previously worked in various senior positions with Credit Suisse and Lloyds Bank International London / New York and his last assignment was as the Global Treasurer, Credit Suisse. Mr. Jamal holds an MBA in Finance from Stern Business School, New York University and a BA (Hons.) from Manchester University in England. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya).
Mr. Dharamshi was appointed to the Board in April 2015. He is a professional banker with over twenty years of senior management experience in the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Dharamshi is the Head of Banking for the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), and responsible for providing oversight on operations of financial institutions in the AKFED portfolio across Asia and Africa. He also serves as a director on the boards of DTB Uganda and DTB Tanzania, Habib Bank Limited, Pakistan, Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank, Kyrgyzstan, First Microfinance Bank, Tajikistan and DCB Bank, India. Prior to taking this position with AKFED, he was Senior Vice President, Wholesale Credit Risk Management at Mashreq Bank in Dubai. Before joining Mashreq Bank, Mr. Dharamshi spent seventeen years with Citibank in a wide range of positions across different areas of the bank in Africa and the Middle East. Mr. Dharamshi holds a MSc. in Economics / Information Systems from the London School of Economics. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya).
Mr. Ainache, was appointed to the Board in April 2017. He holds a Masters’ Degree in Economic Science and Management from the University of Le Mans, France and a Post-Graduate Degree in Audit and Risk Management from the University of Angers, France. He is currently the Corporate Finance Director for MMD Group in Nairobi. He has also previously served as the Head of the Syndication for The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank) in Nairobi and as the Regional Director for PROPARCO in East Africa, in addition to having held diverse positions with PROPARCO and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Banking both in Paris.
Mrs. Ager was appointed to the Board in May 2013. She is a partner in Oraro & Company Advocates and holds a First Class Honours LLM Degree from Auckland University and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. She also holds a diploma from the Kenya School of Law. Besides being an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Mrs. Ager is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, Federation of Women Lawyers, East African Law Society and Commonwealth Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya) and sits on various boards for education and non-profit organisations.
Mr. Keshavjee was appointed to the Board in May 2013. He has an MBA from the University of Oxford, U.K and a Bachelors’ Degree in Civil-Environmental Engineering from Queen’s University in Canada. He also holds a certificate in Housing Finance from the Wharton Real Estate Centre, University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Keshavjee has had over 20 years of commercial experience in East Africa as a director of the White Rose Group of Companies. He is also the founder of Karibu Homes, an organisation dedicated to providing affordable housing to hardworking Kenyans, with over 1,000 homes currently under development in peri-urban Kenya. He was awarded the prestigious Ashoka Fellowship and the Acumen Fund East Africa Fellowship for having co-founded award-winning enterprises that impact on the livelihoods of low-income Kenyans. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors (Kenya).
Mr. Jiwa was appointed to the Board in September 2018. He joined the bank in 1998 and was appointed to the position of Chief Finance Officer in 2001, a position he continues to hold to date. He is also a Director of DTB Burundi. Prior to joining the bank, Mr. Jiwa worked for several years with an accountancy and audit firm in Nairobi, Kenya. He is a Fellow of the United Kingdom-based Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.
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