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Equity Opens Central and Southern Africa Regional office


Equity Group has opened a new dedicated sub-continent office for the Central and Southern Africa Region.

It has also appointed Mr. Yves Cuypers as the  Regional Director in charge of the Region. Yves is the immediate former Managing Director of Banque Commerciale du Congo (BCDC) which has since merged with Equity Bank Congo (EBC) to form Equity BCDC, the second-largest bank in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

As the new Regional Director, Yves will focus on establishing the financial services organization firmly in the region and will support the new Managing Director of Equity BCDC in the DRC, Mr. Celestin Mukeba, to achieve a smooth transition for the new Equity BCDC subsidiary.

“We are excited to have Yves become our first Regional Director for the Central and Southern Africa Region. Yves brings to the Group extensive knowledge and experience of the banking industry from his work with European banks, and his tenure as the Managing Director of BCDC for the last 17 years. ” Equity Group Holdings, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. James Mwangi said.

”As we seek to expand our footprint and impact, Yves will play a strong role in our consolidation and delivery of financial services to new markets across Central and Southern Africa.” he added. 

Yves Cuypers brings more than 30 years of experience in the banking and financial industry, across two continents.  He has been serving as the Director General for the former Banque Commerciale du Congo (BCDC) – now Equity BCDC – in the DRC for the past 17 years. 

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