Bank of Kigali has appointed Bonaventure Urimube as Chief Credit Officer and a new member of the company’s Executive Committee. He will lead the Credit Division in its essential duties of credit analysis and due diligence, credit documentation, loan monitoring, credit analytics and reporting, as well as loan recovery.
Bonaventure will be responsible for the implementation of the Bank’s lending strategy, managing the loan book towards a high-quality credit portfolio, and ensuring compliance with all credit-related laws, regulations and directives.
Commenting on his appointment, Dr. Diane Karusisi, Bank of Kigali CEO, said: “We are delighted to have appointed Bonaventure Urimube as Chief Credit Officer. His leadership and expertise make him a valuable addition to the Executive Committee as we continue to position the bank for continued growth.”
Bonaventure has over 10 years of experience in the banking sector. Previously, he was serving as the Head of Credit Department at Bank of Kigali Plc, a position he held since 2017.
He holds an MBA from Oklahoma Christian University, a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Statistics from the National University of Rwanda and an International Diploma in Banking Profession from the Institut Technique de Banque (ITB), Groupe CFPB – L’Ecole supérieure de la banque, France.
About Bank of Kigali Plc.
Bank of Kigali Plc. is the largest commercial bank in Rwanda, by total assets. In 2017, Global Credit Ratings affirmed Bank of Kigali’s long-term and short-term national scale ratings of AA-(RW) and A1+(RW) respectively with a stable outlook.
The Bank has won several back-to-back international and regional banking awards from Euromoney, The Banker, Global Finance Magazine, and EMEA Finance. Last year, Bank of Kigali was awarded “Best Bank in Rwanda” in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2021.