Charles brings on board over 26 years of experience in Banking, with strong business leadership, success in turning around businesses and increasing business profitability. He takes over the leadership of the Bank at a critical time as we implement our enhanced customer obsessed strategy to transform lives and businesses with innovative solutions and empowered people.
Prior to his appointment to the Bank, Charles’ had a 20-year remarkable journey at Standard Bank Group as CEO of Stanbic Bank Kenya Limited, CEO of Stanbic Bank Zambia Limited; CEO of Standard Bank Malawi and Director Mass Markets at Standard Bank South Africa amongst other roles. He has previously served on the Boards of Stanbic Bank Zambia and Kenya, Standard Bank Malawi Ltd; Standard Bank Insurance Brokers of South Africa, Edu-loan Limited South Africa, and Agribank Zimbabwe.
He holds an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe, Post Graduate Diploma In Leadership & Change Management from Leeds Metropolitan University (UK); Advanced Management Programme and Certificate in Digital Transformation & Enterprise Leadership from the Columbia Business School (USA), and a Banking Certificate from the Institute of Bankers of Zimbabwe, among others. Charles is a certified executive coach and holds a Practitioners’ Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching (UK). He is a member of the Institute of Bankers of South Africa. Charles is an active Rotarian and served as the Past President of the Rotary Club of Lusaka, and as the Director of Fundraising and Foundation at the Rotary Club of Nairobi Muthaiga North. Additionally, he was the Patron of Rotary Club of Nairobi Samawati, a corporate chapter at Stanbic Bank Kenya.