Management

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Management

Our Management

Our Management team includes 10 members with diverse experience in various fields including Management, Accounting, Finance, Audit, Risk and IT.

Mr. Robin C. Bairstow

Mr. Robin C. Bairstow

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Robin C. Bairstow

Mr. Robin C. Bairstow

Chief Executive Officer

Robin was appointed as a Managing Director in September 2015. He is an experienced Corporate Banker and has a successful track record with over 25 years in the financial services sector with both domestic and international banking organizations. Prior joining I&M Bank, he held senior positions at Standard Chartered Bank, Citibank NA, BOE Bank and Nedbank across Central Africa, East Africa and South-East Asia. Robin is a graduate of the South African Merchant Naval Academy and holds a CIBM (SA) and a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Leicester.
Paul Sagnia

Paul Sagnia

Chief Operating Officer

Paul Sagnia

Paul Sagnia

Chief Operating Officer

Paul joined the services of I&M Rwanda Plc as the Project Consultant in charge of our Core Banking System change in June of 2016. Following a successful migration to the new Finacle 10 system in September of 2018, Paul has been appointed Chief Operating Officer effective 1st of May 2019. Paul joins us from Standard Chartered Bank where he served in senior positions in several countries across the Standard Chartered Bank foot print in Africa. He is a dedicated banker with a strong flair for innovation and management of banking operations and the use of I.T in banking acquired during a career spanning 38 years.
Olivier Gakuba

Olivier Gakuba

Director - Business Development

Olivier Gakuba

Olivier Gakuba

Director - Business Development

Olivier is an alumnus of the Prestigious Wharton School -Executive Education- of the University of Pennsylvania, United States. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the Adventist University of Central Africa in Rwanda. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Baraton University in Kenya and an MBA in Leadership & Organizational Development from Oklahoma Christian University (USA). He has over 15 years’ experience in the banking industry in the East African Region. Olivier started his professional career in 2003 with Bank of Commerce Development and Industry (B.C.D.I) currently Ecobank Rwanda Ltd. In 2008, he Joined Access Bank (Rwanda) Plc, a subsidiary of Access Bank Plc where he spent over 12 Years overseeing several Departments, including Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking, Personal & Business Banking, Public Sector and Women Banking where he led business development. He left Access Bank in January 2021 as Senior Manager- Group Head, Strategic Business Units to join I&M Bank (Rwanda) Plc as Director, Business Development. He has built competence in Credit Analysis, Customer Relationship Management and Business Development.
Lise Mugisha

Lise Mugisha

Chief Risk Officer

Lise Mugisha

Lise Mugisha

Chief Risk Officer

Lise is the Chief Risk Officer. She is responsible of the implementation of the Enterprise Risk Management in the Bank. Lise has experience of 4 years in the Banking industry and over 7 years’ experience in the fields of Risk Management, Audit, and Internal Control. Prior joining I&M Bank Rwanda, she worked with EY (Ernst & Young) as an Auditor in the Assurance and Advisory services. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies and she is currently pursuing ACCA studies.
Dederi Wimana

Dederi Wimana

Chief Finance Officer

Dederi Wimana

Dederi Wimana

Chief Finance Officer

Dederi is a chartered certified accountant with more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining the I&M Bank Rwanda in 2005, she worked with Bank of Kigali for 7 years as a Financial Accountant. Throughout her career, Dederi earned immense experience in internal auditing and accounting, planning, international reporting (IFRS), procurement procedures and Bank budgeting processes. She holds a bachelor degree in Economic sciences, Finance major, a Chartered certified accountant (ACCA) Certification and is currently pursuing the CIA (Certified Internal auditor) Certification.
Norbert Mwanangu

Norbert Mwanangu

General Manager - Retail and Digital Experience

Norbert Mwanangu

Norbert Mwanangu

General Manager - Retail and Digital Experience

Norbert is the General Manager, Retail & Digital Banking and has served the bank for over 17 years. In his role, he develops and maintains the Bank’s portfolio, coordinates and supervises the retail and digital experience departments. Prior to his current role, Norbert was the Head of Retail Banking. He also worked as a Retail Sales Manager and Deputy to the Head of Retail Banking. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from the Kigali Independent University.
Diana Kwarisiima

Diana Kwarisiima

Head of Human Resources

Diana Kwarisiima

Diana Kwarisiima

Head of Human Resources

Diana was appointed as Head of Human Resources in 2014. She has been with the bank for over 10 years and in that time has worked fundamentally within every field of HR – Training and Talent management, Administration, Payroll, Employee Relations, as well as deputizing for the Head of Human Resources. She is responsible for implementing the Performance Management System, resourcing, talent identification and developing reward structures to meet the requirements of the Bank.
Nicolas Uwimana

Nicolas Uwimana

Head of Legal

Nicolas Uwimana

Nicolas Uwimana

Head of Legal

Nicolas holds a Master degree and Bachelor degree in Law respectively from the University of Turin, Italy and the University of Rwanda. He joined the bank in 2009 and served as Deputy Head of Legal. Before joining the Bank he worked for the Public Sector where he served as Legal Adviser at Rwanda Public Procurement Authority and Legal Expert in the Procurement Reform Task Force within the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning. Nicolas has 13 years experiences (in both public and private) where he has been involved in legal drafting; Contract drafting and reviewing; taking part solving conflicts, and regulatory investigations.
Yvon Abane

Yvon Abane

Head of Treasury

Yvon Abane

Yvon Abane

Head of Treasury

Yvon is the Head of Treasury of I&M Bank Rwanda Plc and has experience of over 4 years in Treasury management. Prior to the current position, he joined the bank as Treasury dealer and grew to the position of Senior Treasury Dealer. He holds a Bachelors of Economics and Master of Arts in Economics.
Cynthia Rwamamara

Cynthia Rwamamara

Head of Internal Control and Compliance

Cynthia Rwamamara

Cynthia Rwamamara

Head of Internal Control and Compliance

Cynthia is the Head of Internal Control and Compliance with over 10 years’ experience in the Rwandan banking industry mainly in the fields of audit, compliance and risk. She joined the bank in 2009 as the Deputy Manager in the Internal Control and Compliance unit until June 2016 when she was promoted to Head of Internal Control and Compliance. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting Sciences from the National University of Rwanda and is pursuing ACCA currently studies.