TOP MANAGEMENT

Mr. Fredrick Siwale

Managing Director
Mr. Fredrick Siwale is a seasoned banker with more than 15 years’ experience in financial services having started his career here at CRDB Bank in 2004. Before his appointment as the Managing Director, he served as Head of Global Markets in the Department of Treasury, a position he has held since December 2019. He has extensive expertise and experience in capital markets & treasury management, branch operations, as well as, banking operations. Mr. Siwale’s career in banking started in earnest in 2004, when he joined CRDB Bank Group as a customer adviser in the Retail Department. His tenacious ambition saw him move up the career ladder to the Treasury Department, where he started of as a dealer in 2006; then served in various positions including as Treasury Dealer – Forex, Treasury Manager – Forex and Senior Manager Manager – Global Markets, until his latest appointment. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Dar-es-Salaam (UDSM). He also has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PG-BA) and an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration, both from the College of Business Education (CBE) in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. Besides the strong academic credentials, Mr. Siwale has an ACI certification in trading and has undertaken numerous executive management training programs including the Senior Executive Program from Harvard School of Business in the U.S.A and Senior Executive Program from Stellenbosch in South Africa.

Mr. Ménard Bucumi

Deputy Managing Director
He joined the bank on October 1, 2012 as the Head of Banking Operations, a position he held until his appointment as Deputy General Manager on March 1, 2019 and Deputy Managing Director in May 2020. Before joining the CRDB Bank Burundi, Mr. Ménard Bucumi worked for six years at Finbank Burundi, a subsidiary of Access Bank Plc (Nigeria), where he held various positions including those of Country Operating Officer, Director of Corporate Banking (Banking Services for Large Businesses) and Branch Director. Before joining Finbank, he worked at Banque de Gestion et de Financement (BGF) where he held the position of Manager at branch level for a period of three years.

Mr. Ménard Bucumi holds a High Diploma in Banking from the University of Milpark in South Africa and a License in Economics and Administration, Political Economy Option obtained at the University of Burundi.

Mr. Arnaud Rugema

Head of Business Development
He joined the Bank on March 11, 2013 as Relationship Manager. In 2016, he was promoted to Head of Business Development of CRDB Bank Burundi SA. Before joining CRDB, he worked at Finbank SA, a subsidiary of Access Bank Plc (Nigeria) from 2009 to 2013 where he worked as Marketing Officer, Credit Analyst and Relationship Officer within the Commercial Department. Mr. Arnaud Rugema holds a High Diploma in Banking from the University of Milpark in South Africa and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Management from Uganda Martyrs University. He also acquired training in banking at the Access Bank School of Banking Excellence in 2009 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Mr. Paul Ayumwi Mlay

Head of Finance and Administration
He joined the bank on 1st October 2012 as Head of Finance and Administration. Before joining CRDB Bank Burundi he worked for three years as Chief Internal Auditor for Akiba Commercial Bank plc and two years as Manager Internal Audit with Diamond Trust Bank Tanzania. Prior to that, he had started his career in CRDB Bank plc where he worked as a Bank Officer for two years before he was promoted to a Branch Controller for five years. He is a Certified Public Accountant (T), Certified Professional Banker (TIOB) and holds an Advanced Diploma in Certified Accountancy from the Institute of Development Management, Mzumbe.

Mr. Deusdedit Lucas Mchomba

Head of Credit
He joined CRDB Bank Plc on 3rd November 2003 as Credit Officer and later on was promoted to Manager Loan Approval Retail a position held until July, 2013 when he was transferred to CRDB Bank Burundi S.A to be Head of Credit. He holds Masters Degree in Business Administration (Marketing) from University of Coventry UK, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) International Business Administration from University of Lincolnshire and Humberside UK and Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from Institute of Development Management (IDM) - Mzumbe.

Mr. Aloyce Leonard

Head of Internal Audit
He joined the bank on 1st December 2013 as Head of Internal Audit. Before joining CRDB Bank Burundi S.A., he worked for more than five years in the CRDB Bank Plc. (Tanzania) as Internal Auditor and Audit Team Leader. He has also worked as a visiting trainer for candidates pursuing professional studies (CPA) at Accountant Financial Consultants (formerly, Goodwill Financial Consultants), Tanzania. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
He is a CPA (T) and holds a Master Degree of Science in Accounting and Finance and a Bachelor degree of Accounting and Finance from Mzumbe University.

Mr. Icare Gafurero

Head of Risk and Compliance
He joined the Bank in March 2013 as Senior Manager in charge of operations and control. In 2018, he was promoted to Head of Risk and Compliance Department of CRDB Bank Burundi SA. Before joining CRDB Bank, he worked at Finbank SA, a subsidiary of Access Bank Plc (Nigeria), from 2010 to 2013 where he worked as Internal Control and Compliance Officer and Head of Human Resources. He holds a Professional Banking Diploma - Institut des Techniques Bancaires (ITB) and a BA in International Business Administration from the United States International University - Africa (Kenya).

Mr. Prosper Nyenimpundu

Head of Treasury
He was promoted to Head of Treasury in December 2014. He joined the Bank in December 2012 as an Executive of the Treasury Dealer. His career as Treasury Dealer began in 2010 after a professional training at the School of Banking Excellence of Access Bank in Lagos, in 2009. Covering all the functions of the Treasury, he gained more than 7 years of experience in the banking sector and has worked for other financial institutions (KCB Bank Burundi and Finbank Burundi, a subsidiary of Access Bank Plc Nigeria. He holds a BA in Economics and Statistics from Uganda Martyrs University.

Mr. Ernest Ngendakumana

Head of Banking Operations
He joined the bank on 1st April 2012 as Branch Manager. He held this position until 30th April 2020. From 1st May 2020, he was promoted to the Position of Head of Banking Operations. Before joining CRDB Bank Burundi S.A, he worked for KCB Bank Burundi LTD from 2012 to 2014 as Branch Manager. Eearlier, he also worked for five years (from 2007 to 2012) with Finbank Burundi, an Access Bank Company where he worked in different positions as Trade Finance Officer, Supervisor of Trade Finance Operations, and Relationship Officer in Corporate Banking and later as Internal Control and Compliance Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Economics) at National University of Rwanda.

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