Zimbabwean tops Africa’s list of women to watch in banking and finance


The Angaza Awards: Women to Watch in Banking and Finance program has announced the list of top 10 women shaping the financial services industry in Africa.

The list was compiled after a 3 month registration period during which professionals from Kenya, Ivory Coast, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe submitted nominations.

Kenyan WallStreet and Kaleidoscope Consultants have partnered for the awards to highlight the efforts of women who are shaping and influencing the sector through their organisations. The Top 10 will be celebrated at a special ceremony later in April this year.

“Globally, we need to reframe what leadership in finance looks like. These African women have demonstrated a commendable impact in various industries that make up the highly competitive and male-dominated financial services sector. It is inspiring to see how the Angaza’s Top 10 are multi-faceted professionals who have transformed financial institutions and led digital innovation initiatives, while taking the time to give back to society in a transformational way,” said Ms. Nuru Mugambi, President of Angaza Awards.

The criteria for the Angaza Awards included an assessment of the nominees’ area of ​​responsibility and their contribution to business performance. Various women were also recognized for achievements that transcended the institution and resulted in the creation of shared value. Women professionals in banking, capital markets, insurance, fintech, investment banking and fund management, microfinance and savings and credit cooperatives (SACCOs) were invited to submit their nominations or nominations through the awards webpage.

Below are the top 10 Angaza Awards women to watch

Rank Last name Industry Title Country
1 Marjorie Mayida Fund management and investment banking Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Old Mutual Investment Group Zimbabwe
2 Rina Hicks Capital markets Director of Operations, Faida Investment Bank Ltd. Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda
3 Rahel Musyoki FinTech / AssureTech Business Development Manager, CarePay (M-TIBA) Kenya
4 Gakii Mwongera Banking Group Head of Internet Banking, Equity Group Holdings, Ltd Multiple including Democratic Republic of Congo
5 Sharon Kinyanjui FinTech / Cross-Border Payments Regional Director – EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), WorldRemit Ltd. Several including Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda
6 Christine Bathana Banking & Microfinance Chief Executive Officer, Urwego Bank Rwanda
seven Venus Hampinda Banking CFO and Regional Head, Strategic Tax Solutions, Absa Zambia
8 Dr. Millicent Omukaga Development finance institution Advisor to the Office of the President – Women’s Empowerment and Positive Finance, African Development Bank Group Ivory Coast
9 Beth Jomo Assurance Managing Director – Retail Development, Britam Group Kenya
ten Jacqueline Karacha Assurance Corporate Affairs Manager, Sanlam Life Insurance Ltd. Kenya

The 2022 awards follow last year’s program which featured the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Dr. Nancy Onyango and New York Times bestselling author Gail Evans as keynote speakers. It was sponsored by Equity Bank Group and Old Mutual.


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