Barclays Bank has appointed the Kenya Chief Operating Officer Abdi Mohamed to replace Kihara Maina, the managing director for the Tanzania subsidiary.
The lender says it is confident that Mr Mohamed’s breadth of financial services expertise will help in executing the bank’s growth strategy.
Barclays Bank of Tanzania made the announcement on Wednesday. A notice said: “Mr Mohamed will be taking over from Kihara Maina, who after serving in the role since 2009 will now be pursuing other opportunities outside the Barclays Africa Group.”
Barclays Bank Tanzania chairman Dr Ramadhani Dau thanked Mr Kihara stating that he had been integral to the growth of the business.
“We take this opportunity to thank Mr Kihara who has played a critical role in leading the business in Tanzania during the last six years which has seen us register a number of milestones in the market, including the roll-out of leading digital platforms such as Strategic Hello Money (SHM), BIR, BARX and pioneering loan products,” said Dr Ramadhani.
The former COO had been with Barclays from 1994. He has held progressively senior roles in Kenya, Zambia, and the United Kingdom.
Author: Gesture Chidhanguro