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DRC: Equity Bank CEO James Mwangi on a Kinshasa charm offensive

By Jeune Afrique
Posted on Tuesday, 23 February 2021 20:30

James Mwangi in Nairobi, November 11, 2020 © Jackson Njehia / REUTERS

Over ten days, James Mwangi - the Kenyan boss of Equity Group Holding - met several times with the authorities, including President Félix Tshisekedi, to recalibrate the operations of his subsidiary.

Meetings with banking sector leaders and Congolese officials punctuated James Mwangi’s ten-day visit to the DRC in early 2021.

Mwangi’s schedule is packed, the number of appointments proof of Equity Group Holding’s ambitions in the country.

According to our sources, Mwangi met with President Félix Tshisekedi who assured him of his full support in his new business venture in the DRC.

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