James Mwangi

James Njuguna Mwangi is the current Group managing director and Group chief executive officer of the Equity Group Holdings Limited, the banking conglomerate with the largest customer base on the African continent.

James Mwangi is a Kenyan accountant, career banker, businessman and entrepreneur.  He was included among The Financial Times' 2009 list of the top 50 thought leaders of emerging markets, and among the top 20 most influential people in Africa. James Mwangi is also the current chairman of Kenya Vision 2030 since 2009.

Posts by James Mwangi

Client Protection Youth Programmes Future of Equity Bank

In this video, James Mwangi, CEO of Equity Bank, Kenya, highlights the client protection principles adopted by Equity Bank. Talking about responsible financing, James says Equity is focused on customer protection as the sustainability of business model depends on customer support. Equity endorses customer charter and has clear agreement for all transactions. He also provides […]

Financial Crisis and the Role of Savings

In this video, James Mwangi, CEO of Equity Bank, Kenya, talks about the effect of global financial crisis on Equity Bank and Kenya. He explains that Equity has not been directly affected by the global financial meltdown but their shareholders have suffered. In relation to this, he explains the importance of savings. Further he adds […]

The Drivers And Challenges Of Rapid Growth

In this video, James Mwangi, CEO of Equity Bank, Kenya, discusses the key reasons behind the rapid growth of the bank. James attributes the following behind the success of Equity: the strategy of high volume low margin, business approach as the bank has focused the bottom of the pyramid, product, prices and services based on […]

Equity Building Society – Market-led approach to microfinance

This study provides Equity Building Society’s role in providing financial services in the underserved, low-income section of the Kenyan market.