Charles Mudiwa to retire as CEO for Stanbic Bank Kenya and South Sudan after 20-years with lender

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By Capital FM

NAIROBI: Stanbic Bank Kenya and South Sudan Chief Executive Charles Mudiwa will retire after two-decades with the Bank effective December 31 2022.

Under Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets in 20 Sub-Saharan Africa markets, Charles has served in various capacities.

His previous roles as Executive Director and Chief Executive spans Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia and Malawi.

He began his journey at the Standard Bank Group in 2002, when he joined Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe as its Executive Director, growing the bank from a niche player to a mass retail bank before successfully setting up Agricultural Bank of Zimbabwe (AgriBank).

His next assignment was at Standard Bank South Africa where he introduced Mzansi, the first interbank financial inclusion product in South Africa that increased financial inclusion from 46 per cent to 70 per cent.

Charles’ first Chief Executive role started with Standard Bank Malawi, where he turned around the business from number 3 to number 1.

In his capacity as Stanbic Bank Zambia Chief Executive, Charles grew the bank to the most profitable bank in 2015, and moved Stanbic to the top of the chart, from number 4 to number 1.

He took the helm at Stanbic bank Kenya in 2017, transforming the organization.

Under his leadership, the bank’s profitability has grown, moving to position 7 from a starting point of position 9 in December 2017.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, the management team, and Stanbic Holdings employees, we want to thank Charles for his leadership and tremendous impact during his 20 years sojourn in various capacities within Standard Bank Group,” Kitili Mbathi, Stanbic Holdings, Board Chair said.

Last month, Bloomberg reported that former KCB Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director Joshua Oigara was being fronted by the Standard bank Group Kenya unit, for a senior position.

Bloomberg reported that discussions were at an advanced stage between the two parties.

If appointed, Oigara will take over from Mudiwa whose five-year term is expected to end in December 2022.

Oigara is a renowned executive who steered KCB to profit growth during his term from Jan 2013 to May 2022.