Seasoned Banker Minnie Kibuta Joins Afriwise Consult as Director
Afriwise consult, a multi-disciplinary, Sub Saharan Africa focused consulting firm, today announced that Minnie Kibuta has joined Afriwise as a director. This marks a sig
Johannesburg, South Africa (PRUnderground) March 4th, 2015
With a successful career as an executive in telecommunications and financial services in Sub Saharan Africa, Minnie Kibuta joins Afriwise consult from Barclays Africa’s Corporate and Investment Banking division in South Africa. Minnie previously also held leadership positions in East Africa at Ecobank, the National Bank of Commerce of Tanzania and the TRI Group.
Minnie Kibuta’s appointment affirms Afriwise’s commitment to offer its clients a different, more holistic consulting approach. In addition, it strengthens the firm’s ability to provide access to genuine on the ground expertise in Sub Sahara Africa as Minnie is Tanzanian and has a wealth of expertise in East Africa. Other members of Afriwise consult come from or have significant experience in countries such as South Africa, Zambia, the DRC, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.
Steven De Backer, one of the founders of Afriwise consult, says “We are very excited to have Minnie on board. Her strong commercial experience and contacts bring immense value at a time when we are expanding our consulting services to better address the business needs of our clients in Sub Saharan Africa. Her significant experience of developing businesses, products and clients in Africa, enhances our offering significantly.”
Co-founder Olivier Binyingo adds “We needed to bring someone like Minnie on board to further enhance our ability to build bridges between business requirements and local realities. Minnie’s personal and professional background significantly broadens the nature and depth of engagements we are able to have, both with the public and the private sector.“
Minnie Kibuta says “Afriwise’s tremendous offering, phenomenal creativity and bold investment in putting together the right teams for its clients is unparalleled. Afriwise’s unique model and value proposition combines deep insight into the dynamics of local markets with practical and solution oriented mind-sets and understanding of African cultures. If you are as passionate about Africa as I am, you would understand why this is a perfect fit for me. I am really delighted to be joining this strong team of professionals with different backgrounds as we are developing a next generation professional services firm in Africa.”
Minnie has a BA in Business Administration from Cal Southern University, an MBA from Leicester University and a Diploma in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) from the London IFS School of Finance.
Afriwise consult is a multi-disciplinary and Sub Saharan Africa focused consulting firm providing services to companies, governments, project developers and development organisations. Afriwise’s value proposition combines deep insight into the dynamics of local markets in Africa with a practical and solution-oriented mindset and a strong underlying ethical culture