Equity Group Holdings Plc on Monday announced the appointment of Mr Yves Cuypers as the first Regional Director in charge of the Central and Southern Africa Region.
Mr Yves Cuypers is the immediate former Managing Director of Banque Commerciale du Congo (BCDC) which merged with Equity Bank Congo (EBC) to form EBCDC, the second-largest bank in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mr Yves Cuypers New Roles in Equity
As the new Regional Director, he will focus on establishing the financial services organization in the region. He will support the new Managing Director of Equity BCDC Mr Celestin Mukeba to transition to the new Equity BCDC subsidiary in DRC successfully.
Announcing the new appointment, Equity Group Holdings, Chief Executive Officer, Dr James Mwangi expressed the group’s optimism and said the company was excited to have Yves become the 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.
“As we seeks to expand our footprint and impact, Yves will play a strong role in the consolidation and delivery of financial services to new markets across Central and Southern Africa.” – James Mwangi,CEO Equity Group Holdings Plc
Mr Yves Cuypers has dedicated his career to the development and sustainability of client success with deep knowledge of credit facilities, financial analysis, risk and compliance, tax optimization, derivatives and cash management.
He previously led the strategic and organizational planning for large multinational financial institutions, most recently serving as the Director-General for the former Banque Commerciale du Congo (BCDC) – now EBCDC – in the DRC past 17 years.
The group expressed confidence in his leadership skills, his strategic mindset and strong capabilities that were seen in the last 17 years of successfully leading BCDC through challenging and sometimes uncertain environments that led BCDC to become one of the largest banks in DRC.
Dr Mwangi said he was optimistic that Yves will help establish the company’s brand in the Central and Southern Africa region.