Mr. Hannington Namara

Hannington has over 15 year of experience as a Senior Private Sector Development specialist. He has extensive track record in Strategy, Leadership and Programme Management, Finance and Communications. Hannington is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Equity Bank Rwanda. Before joining the Bank he was the Country Director of TradeMark East Africa – Rwanda Country Programme leading a large ($65 Million) Trade Facilitation and Regional Integration Programme.

Prior to joining Trademark in 2012, Hannington served as the Chief executive officer of the Rwanda Private Sector Federation, an umbrella organization that coordinates, promotes and represents the interests of the Business community in Rwanda.

He worked with Commercial Bank of Rwanda (BCR) - a private commercial bank where he served the bank for over eight years in various capacities including heading the bank's corporate banking division, marketing and business development functions. He also served as a senior officer in charge of Special Projects at the Rwanda Investment Export Promotion Agency (RIEPA-now known as Rwanda Development Board).

Hannington is a graduate of Makerere University Business School with a degree in Business Administration – Finance and has received various trainings in corporate banking, credit, structured finance and hold several positions of responsibility in Boards of Parastatals and Corporates.

Hannington is a Fellow of the fourth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-East Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Born in 1976, Hannington is happily married and a father.  


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