Equatorial Commercial Bank

Company History

Established as a Finance Company in 1983, Equatorial Commercial Bank Limited (ECB) commenced operations as a fully-fledged commercial bank in 1995.

In June 2010 Equatorial Commercial Bank merged with Southern Credit Banking Corporation, creating a new enlarged bank under the Equatorial Commercial Bank brand. The merger has given ECB critical mass to further develop & grow in a dynamic & competitive market place.

With a diverse client base, ECB provides a comprehensive package of financial services and products, tailored to suit our clients’ requirements, while keeping our procedures simple and rates competitive.

Our goal is to offer specialized services by using a professional approach, which in turn will build long-term relationships with our clients. At ECB, creating good customer relations is a vital part of our business strategy.

Our Vision

To be the leading Retail SME Bank by 2018. 

Our Mission

To provide excellent financial services to customers and to increase shareholder value.

Our Core Values

Energy, Ambition, Drive, Creativity & Passion.


Mr. Dan Ameyo, MBSChairman
Mr. Akif H. ButtNon-Executive Director
Mr. Martin ErnestNon-Executive Director
Mr. Abdulali KurjiNon-Executive Director
Ms. Shiru MwangiNon-Executive Director
Mr. Sammy  ItemereManaging Director
Mr. Robert ShibutseExecutive Director

Management Team

Mr. Sammy A. S. ItemereManaging Director
Mr. Robert ShibutseExecutive Director
Mr. Bernard N. O. OmendaHead of Treasury & Trade Finance
Ms. Shamira Dostmohamed            Head of Corporate, Asset Finance & IPF
Mr. Josphat NjauHead of Internal Audit (Acting)
Ms. Silpah OwichHead of Consumer Banking
Mr. Wahiu WachiraHead of Cash Management & Channel Development
Ms. Loise MwangiHead of Personal & Business Banking
Ms. Anne MakauHead of Credit risk
Mr. Simon KisegeiHead of Human Resources
Ms. Jacqueline HingaCompany Secretary, head of Legal, Risk & Compliance