The statement released yesterday shows that Byishimo took office effective 1st May 2021. He succeeds Mr. Jean-Claude Karayenzi who has been deployed to the Access Bank Group.
Byishimo has a wealth of experience of over 20 years of which 18 in the Banking industry. He joins Access Bank from another financial institution where he was, in his last assignment and for the past 5 years, the Executive Director for Business Development.
In this role, he led and oversaw several departments including the Bank’s Business / Sales Units (including the Corporate & Institutional Banking, Commercial, MSMEs Banking, Retail, Consumer Banking, Digital Experience, and the Transactional Banking Departments); the Business Intelligence & Analytics Unit and the Products Development Department.
He also headed the Bank’s Corporate & Institutional Banking as well as the Retail Banking & Marketing Department.
His appointment follows the successful nomination and regulatory approval received from both the Board of Directors of Access Bank Rwanda and the National Bank of Rwanda respectively.
Commenting on the appointment, the Board Chairperson of Access Bank Rwanda Plc, Mrs Chantal Mubarure congratulated Byishimo on his new appointment.
“We warmly welcome Faustin and look forward to providing him with full support from the Board. He brings with him a breadth of knowledge, extensive experience in the banking industry where he has held a number of senior leadership positions. We are convinced that his experience and skills will be useful in driving the Access Bank Rwanda’s strategy and growth,” she said.
The new Managing Director, Byishimo expressed appreciation to the Board and other stakeholders of the Bank for the trust bestowed upon him.
“I sincerely look forward to working with the Board of Directors, management team and employees in making Access Bank Rwanda one of the leading retail banks in the country,” he noted.
Today, Access Bank (Rwanda) Plc. is one of the emerging retail banks in Rwanda.
The Bank is a subsidiary of Access Bank Plc, one of Africa’s largest retail banks.