Our Leaders



Kenrick Cockerill 

Chief Executive

Ken holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Natal, and was appointed as Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Tanzania in December 2013.

 He joined the Standard Bank Group in Durban in 1987, as a graduate on an accelerated development program. His first managerial appointment was in Johannesburg in 1990 in the Corporate Banking Division.

 He subsequently joined the Group’s Rest of Africa business, and has since filled various senior roles in a number of countries across the African continent, including Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. Prior to assuming his current role, Ken was Executive Director and Head of Corporate and Investment Banking in Mozambique.


Brian Ndadzungira

Head, Personal & Business Banking


Mr. Ndadzungira has more than 15 years working experience in Personal and Business Banking (Retail Banking) and Agriculture financing/lending environments. He has extensive Agricultural lending and Personal and Business Banking (Retail Banking) at the Agricultural Bank of Zimbabwe (Agribank) and Stanbic Bank respectively, developing expert knowledge and skills in leadership, personal and business lending, relationship management and business development.

He has managed to accomplish several achievements in his banking career within Standard Bank Group (i.e. Zimbabwe and Uganda) where he worked in different capacities from Regional Manager Personal and Business Banking, Head of Branch Network, Head of Personal Markets and Head of Personal Business Banking





Wilmot Ishengoma 

Head, Risk

Wilmot Ishengoma is the Head of Risk for Stanbic Bank Tanzania Limited.

His core responsibility is to ensure adequate and effective risk management across various functions of Stanbic Bank Tanzania Limited. This involves identification, assessment, control, monitoring and reporting of various risk profiles that the bank is exposed to.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Dar es Salaam and is a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA Member).

Wilmot has a collective experience of over 10 years in audit assurance and risk management in various industry sectors. He joined the Bank in April 2013 as an Internal Audit Manager, after spending over 6 years with PwC Tanzania; where he held various positions, most recent ones being Assistant Audit Manager and Senior Audit Associate responsible for providing auditing and assurance services in various sectors including banking and financial institutions, manufacturing , hotel and hospitality and donor funded projects. 


Jonathan Ngoma 

Head, Internal Audit

Jonathan Ngoma is the Head of Internal Audit at Stanbic Bank Tanzania, a role he has held since June

He joined the Stanbic team as Chief Internal Auditor and is also a Board Member of the Institute of Internal
Auditors -Tanzania.

Jonathan graduated from the Institute of Accountancy Arusha with an Advanced Diploma in Accountancy in 2001, becoming a Certified Public Accountant three years later. He is currently finalizing his Master’s in Business Administration from ESAMI and looking to be a Certified Internal Auditor through the Institute of Internal Audit.

He has also attended various trainings such as the GIA methodology, Audit Report Writing and AAS, Risk Based Audit Training, IT Audit, Security and Governance to mention but a few. Jonathan is a certifies trainer for the Institute of Internal audit ( IIA).

Prior to joining Stanbic Bank, he led the Internal Audit function at Exim Bank in Tanzania and the Djibouti and Comoros subsidiaries. He previously worked for NBC for 7 years, starting as an Internal Auditor and moving up to Audit Manager for both NBC and Barclays Internal Audit (African Subsidiaries), and as the Acting Head of Internal Audit for a year



Desideria Mwegelo 

Head, Marketing & Communications

Desideria Mwegelo is the Head of Marketing & Communications at Stanbic Bank Tanzania.

As Head of the department, she is responsible for implementing brand building and product marketing
strategies through advertising and promotions, merchandising, design of product tangibles, and corporate
identity compliance at all points of contact with clients.

Desideria holds an Executive MBA from the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute Dar es salaam (ESAMI) and is a Bachelor of Science graduate of the Northern Kentucky University - majoring in Marketing with a minor in Management.

She joined Stanbic Bank in 2011 as a Marketing Manager and was promoted to Head, Marketing & Corporate Affairs in 2014. She began her career in the U.S where she worked as a Manager for Deveroes - a leading Urban Retailer specializing in cutting edge urban fashion, later moving to Cash America International - a New York Stock Exchange company where she also worked as a Manager. After returning from the United States of America, Desideria joined the Tanzania Investment Bank as a Senior Marketing Officer before joining the Stanbic Bank team. 



Edmond Msuya 

Head, Compliance & AML

Edmond Msuya is the Head of Compliance & Anti-Money Laundering at Stanbic Bank Tanzania, a position
he has held since 2013.

He is responsible for supporting the Chief Executive, Board Risk Committee, Head of Africa Compliance and the embedded business risk management functions to discharge their responsibilities relating to Compliance risk management and processes as required by relevant regulators, applicable codes of conduct and minimum standards.

Edmond holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Tumaini University. He joined the Stanbic family as a Compliance & Anti-Money Laundering Officer in July 2008, and has since taken up a gamut of roles within the organization. He was promoted to Manager - Compliance & Anti-Money Laundering in 2011, and also appointed as Acting Head of Risk & Compliance in 2011.

Besides his Law degree, Edmond has attended several trainings, including the Bank of Tanzania Prudential Regulations, Risk Management in Banks, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing, East African Banking School, Excellence in Customer Service and the Standard Bank Global Team Leader Program.



Lydia Kokugonza 

Head, Finance

Lydia Kokugonza is the Head of Finance for Stanbic Bank Tanzania. She has been with the Bank since

Her sole function is to set the strategic framework for developing a value added finance function that
provides customer focused finance solutions to business problems.

Lydia holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Management - majoring in Marketing from the University of Dar es Salaam. She is also a Certified Public Accountant of Tanzania accredited by the National Board of Accountants and Auditors.

Lydia began her professional journey at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the capacity of an External Auditor taking on various assignments to audit companies in Banking & Financial Institutions, Donor Funded Projects and manufacturing sectors. She later moved to Exim Bank where she worked as Finance Manager and was promoted to Senior Finance Manager in 2010, before joining the Stanbic Bank team. 



Zainul Chandoo 

Head, Treasury

Zainul Chandoo is the Head of Treasury at Stanbic Bank Tanzania, a position he has held since 2014.
He is responsible for driving Driving balance sheet efficiency and resource optimization whilst ensuring sufficiency of financial resources to meet prudential requirements and group standards. As part of the role he assists in achieving returns in alignment with country and group expectations.

Zainul holds Post Graduate Diploma in Finance from the University of Leicester (UK) and a Masters in Business Administration from the American Intercontinental University (UK). He is Association Cambiste Internationale (ACI) Certified.

He is a seasoned banker, starting his career at Standard Chartered Bank as a Foreign Exchange Dealer in 2002 before being promoted to Head, Assets and Liability Management in 2005.
He joined Stanbic Bank Tanzania as Head of Global Markets in 2008.



Hellen Makanza 

Company Secretary

Hellen Makanza is currently the Company Secretary at Stanbic Bank Tanzania Limited.

Hellen is responsible for the governance of the Bank and is responsible for the Secretariat of the bank.

Hellen holds a Masters of Laws Degree in International Commercial Law from the University of Kent (UK) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) from the University of Bedfordshire (UK). In 2011, she was appointed as an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania by admission to the Tanzania Bar.

Upon completing her Masters Degree, Hellen joined the banking world, starting her career with the African Bank Corporation Tanzania Limited as a Management Trainee. In her four years with the bank she took on several roles including Compliance Officer, Compliance Manager and Company Secretary.

Hellen joined Stanbic Bank Tanzania Limited as Head of Credit Support in 2006 and was later seconded for a six-month stint under the Credit Division of the bank in South Africa. In 2009 she was appointed as Regional Head, Credit support for East Africa. Three years later she moved up to Head of CIB - Credit Legal and in December 2013 was appointed Head of Legal, a position she held until July 2016



Eric Rwelamira 

Head, Legal

Eric is a member of the Stanbic Bank Tanzania Executive Committee, having been appointed to his role in August 2016.

In his current role, he is responsible for providing effective strategic legal support and guidance to the Chief Executive, senior management and to the board of directors of the corporation.

He joined the bank in November 2014 as a Legal Manager for the bank’s Corporate & Investment Banking division. Eric has over 10 years’ experience in the legal and regulatory field. He previously worked at Airtel Tanzania, and has also worked for some of the prominent legal firms in Tanzania, including Rex Attorneys, Mkono & Co Advocates and ATZ Law Chambers.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and Masters of Laws degree majoring in International Economics Law from the University of Warwick in England, and is an advocate of the High Court. 



Eutropia Mwambeleko 

Head, Human Capital

Eutropia Mwambeleko is the Head of human capital of Stanbic Bank Tanzania.

She has the overall responsibility for ensuring that the Human Capital team delivers excellent client services, through strategic planning, business partnering, implementation of the continuous improvement plan, and alignment with the bank’s goals and aspirations.

Eutropia has a wealth of experience in a career spanning over 15 years. She joined Stanbic Bank from Barclays Bank Tanzania, where she worked in a similar capacity for over 4 years, and has also worked for various other prominent organizations such as Citibank and Unilever in Tanzania.

She holds a Bachelor of science in Education from University of Dar es Salaam, is a member of the Human Resource Society of Tanzania, and is currently the secretary of the Human Resource Committee of Tanzania Bankers Association.

Geofrey Mwijage 

Head, Operations

Geofrey Mwijage is the Head of Operations at Stanbic Bank Tanzania.

Geofrey joined the blue team on September 1, 2017. He comes with over 10 years of banking experience; having started his career at Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank (United Kingdom), where he worked for 6 years. During his 6 years with Barclays, he had the opportunity to work on a number of projects that have helped to heighten his understanding of the different banking solutions but also managing complex and teams in multi-geographical locations.

In 2013, Geofrey joined National Microfinance Bank as a Project Manager and in no time, he was able to grow through the ranks and has held various roles, such as Senior Project Manager, Senior Manager, Payments and Head of Banking Operations.

He holds a Masters in Business Administration, majoring in Corporate Management from Mzumbe University; a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Advanced Project Management from Bournemouth University; and a Higher Diploma in Business Economics from Glamorgan University in the United Kingdom. Besides these credentials, Geofrey is a certified Project Manager by the Association of Project Management and is also a Certified Business Operations Professional.



Daniel Mbotto

Head, Credit

Daniel Mbotto is the Head of Credit at Stanbic Bank Tanzania.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mysore University in India and a Diploma in Business Administration from the College of Business Education in Tanzania. He was appointed as Head, Credit for Stanbic Bank Tanzania on 25th June 2018.

Daniel has a wealth of experience in a career spanning 25 year within the Banking Industry. He has held various senior positions with international and regional banks, including assignments in Seychelles and South Africa.

He joined the Stanbic team from National Bank of Commerce (NBC), where he held the role of Head of Credit, and prior to that he was Credit Director at Barclays Bank Tanzania. He has the requisite credit expertise, coupled with a deep understanding of the Tanzania market.


Our Directors


Mark Mwandosya

Chairman of the Board

Mark Mwandosya is the latest member of the Board of Directors of Stanbic Bank Tanzania.

In the earlier years of his career he was a lecturer and associate at the University of Dar es Salaam, and also held various senior roles in Government including, inter alia, Minister of Communication & Transport, Minister of State (Environment) at the Office of the Vice President, Minister of Water & Irrigation and Minister of State (Special Duties) at the Office of the President.

Mark has devoted much of his time in research and studies in energy and natural resource development, and has been a consultant in a number of projects in Tanzania and elsewhere in Africa.

He has also served as Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Member of numerous boards in both the public and private sectors.

He is no longer involved in the political arena and has retired from the public sector.

He holds a BSc (Engineering) from the University of Aston, United Kingdom and a PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom



Clive Tasker 

Non - Executive Director

Mr Tasker is a Non-Executive Director of Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited, a Trustee of Columbia Leadership Institue and he retired as CEO Standard Advisory (china) Limited.


He was the CEO of Educor Limited which is a listed company and also the CEO of Educor Limited (Africa).


He has been the Managing Director at PPC Cement (Pty) Ltd, Sales and Marketing Director and the same company, Managing Director at Extram (Singapore) Robor Industrial Holdings, Marketing Director at Rand Mines (M&S) Ltd, Group Industrial Relations Manager at Imperial Cold Storage Ltd and Industrial Relations Advisor at Rand Mine (M&S) Ltd.


He has also been a member and a director of various board during his time at Standard Bank.


He attended the Advanced Management Programme at Wharton Business School, University of Pennyslavania. Between 1979-1980, he attended the University of Natal, Durban for his post graduate and he also obtained his undergraduate degree from the same university.


Farzana Karimjee 

Non - Executive Director

Farzana is the Founder and Managing Partner of Karimjee Consultants. She holds a Masters of Law in Commercial Law and a Bachelor of Laws from Saurashtra University, India. She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Advanced Accounting and Auditing and a Diploma in Information Systems and Management.


She is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), UK. Farzana has practiced as an advocate at the High Court of Gujarat, India and she was a lecturer of law at the Financial Training Centre.


Farzana also has experience as a Tax Consultant from PricewaterhouseCoopers, a Finance Manager at Exim Bank Tanzania Limited and a Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting Limited. she was also the Head of Advisory and Partner at FB Attorneys.


Judith Ndissi 

Non - Executive Director

Judith Ndissi holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Waynesburg College, PA, USA and a Masters of Arts Degree in Economics from Ohio University, Ohio, USA. 


She has worked in the Bank of Tanzania for numerous years - in the Foreign Exchange Department, as a Senior Economist in the Directorate of Exchange Control, Principal Economist in the Directorate of Research and Economic Policy, Deputy Director in the Department of Domestic Markets and Director Financial Markets. Her roles involved implementation of monetary policy, through the use of open market instruments, management of foreign reserves in accordance with the Reserves Management Policy and Guidelines, management of government credit guarantees to facilitate financial institutions in providing credit.


Judith facilitated the introduction of various market instruments for the Bank of Tanzania, including facilitating the introduction of different systems to enhance market trading.


She has also taken part in various notable speaking engagements and has been part of multiple attachments, secondments and seminars at various banks such as the Bank of Ghana, Bank of England, Swiss National Bank, South Africa Reserve Bank, to mention but a few.



Gregory Brackenridge 

Non- Executive Director


Mr. Gregory Brackenridge is the current Chief Executive of Stanbic Holdings Plc – a company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and is also the Regional Chief Executive of East Africa for the Standard Bank Group.


Mr. Brackenridge has been with the Standard/Stanbic Bank group for almost 25 years, having worked in
several African countries including Zimbabwe, Nigeria, South Africa and currently in Kenya.


He has been involved in many projects and assignments including the acquisition of Uganda Commercial Bank and IBTC Chartered Bank in Nigeria. He has played a big role in developing and executing the Group’s expansion strategy in Africa.




Goddard James 

Non-Executive Director


Abel Goddard James is a Board Director of Stanbic Tanzania Ltd and the current Chairman of Board
Risk Committee. He has more than 37 years of service in both Private and Quasi-Public institutions
within and outside Tanzania including Institute of Finance Management (IFM), Tanzania Posts & Telecommunication Corporation (TP&TC) and later joined BP in the Southern Africa Sub-Region.


Goddard is multi-talented professional embracing cross functional Management skills ranging from Human Capital Management, Business Management, Corporate Governance, Reputation, Risk Management & Mitigation, and Ethics & Compliance to Advocacy & Lobbying. He had more than27 years of work experience in BP Southern Africa where he had the opportunity to work in countries like Angola, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
He is currently Managing Director of Mindworks Ltd, where he provides strategic business direction and operations of the firm, and he was a co-founder Director of the Petroleum Institute of Tanzania (PIT).


Goddard holds a B.A. (Hons) degree in Industrial Sociology (University of Dar es Salaam); M.A. Labour Studies (University of Sussex, UK ) and a Diploma Marketing Management and Physical Distribution, RVB (Holland).




Judika Kingori 

Non – Executive Director


Dr. Judika Kingori is a Board Director of Stanbic Bank Tanzania Ltd.

She is also the Acting Director of Planning & Finance, Head of Department of Accounting & Senior
Lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam.

Dr. Kingori is a Doctor of Philosphy (PhD) in Business Administration from the Southern Illinois University. She holds a Masters in Accountancy from the same university, and Masters in Business Administration from the Katholike Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). She obtained her Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Dar es Salaam. Dr. Kingori is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Dr. Kingori began her accounting career at the Tanzania Audit Corporation and went on to join Coopers and Lybrand as a Senior Auditor. She has performed consultancy for various organizations.




Nada Margwe 

Non Executive Director


Mr. Nada Margwe is a Board Director of Stanbic Bank Tanzania Ltd.
He is the Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and a member of the Board Risk Committee.

Mr. Margwe comes with a strong accounting and auditing background, having worked at PwC for 35 years. He was a member of the PwC African Central Firms Governance Board and it’s Independence leader, ensuring that all the 9 countries complied with PwCs strict independence rules in its business dealings with customers.

Mr. Margwe is a member of the British Legion -Tanganyika Branch and was also the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Tanzania Association of Accountants (TAA) for 8 years. He is a member of the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA) of Tanzania. At the moment he is serving as a Member of its Governing Council.

He was a partner and the Chief Operating Officer at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and led its Public Sector Advisory Group (PSG). He was also the firm’s Risk Partner - a role he has played for over 10 years.

Mr. Margwe has also had extensive experience working with government entities, donors, most private sector companies in the mining, agricultural, service and manufacturing sectors.




Nicholas Mbwanji 

Non – Executive Director


Mr. Nicholas Mbwanji is a Board Director of Stanbic Bank Tanzania Ltd.

He is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of the Transport Resource Centre Ltd. He is
a Management Consultant advising different organizations on internal reforms, labour market issues, strategic and corporate planning.

Mr Mbwanji is also a Board Director at Energy Water and Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) and Chairman of the Employment Board of the Dar es Salaam City Council. He has played similar roles for organizations like the Higher Education Students Loans Board (HESLB), Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA), Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE),National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA) and the Labour Economic and Social Council (LESCO).

Mr. Mbwanji has spent much of his life-work in the public sector, having worked in various capacities at the National Transport Corporation and the Ministry of National Education. His areas of expertise include corporate governance, labour market analysis, change management, performance management, organizational effectiveness & development and executive

Mr. Mbwanji holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education - majoring in Physics & Mathematics from the University of Dar es Salaam. He also has a Masters of Arts in Human Resource Management from the Polytechnic of Central in London. He has attended a variety of short courses including: Corporate Risk Management, Enhancing Board Effectiveness, International Financial Reporting Standards and Integrated Risk Management & Corporate Governance, to mention but a few




Kenrick Cockerill 

Chief Executive


Ken holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Natal, and was appointed as Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Tanzania in December 2013.


He joined the Standard Bank Group in Durban in 1987, as a graduate on an accelerated development program. His first managerial appointment was in Johannesburg in 1990 in the Corporate Banking Division.


He subsequently joined the Group’s Rest of Africa business, and has since filled various senior roles in a number of countries across the African continent, including Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. Prior to assuming his current role, Ken was Executive Director and Head of Corporate and Investment Banking in Mozambique



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