Abdul Samji, New Chairman Of The Diamond Trust Bank, Kenya

Coastweek —  Diamond aTrust Bank has announced the appointment of its new Chairman at the Annual General Meeting held at KICC on May 27, 2010 .

Mr. Abdul Samji, is a long serving member of the Board.  Mr. Samji is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.

He is a director of the Kenya Tourist Board and a former managing partner of PKF Kenya, a firm of Certified Public Account-ants.  Mr. Samji is a Trustee of several charitable and service organizations and is a past District Governor of Rotary International, District 9200.

The Chairman when addressing the Banks Share holders assured them that the Bank will continue its strategy of significant growth and rapid expansion in Eastern Africa .  The group plans to double its footprint in East Africa to over 100 branches by 2012.  DTB Kenya has also expanded its footprint in other East African markets following the opening in June 2009 of a banking subsidiary in Burundi , the first Kenyan bank to do so. DTB is an affiliate of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), the economic development arm of the Aga Khan Development Network.

Amongst the bank’s key shareholders are Habib Bank Limited (HBL), an AKFED subsidiary, and the International Finance Corporation, the private lending arm of the World Bank.

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