Meet Our Bankers
Mr. GUYDON CHIHWALO – Ag. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. Chihwalo is a Certified Public Accountant (CPAT) from NBAA (Tanzania), with Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Management, (1999) and Advanced Diploma in Accountancy, (1998) both from the Institute of Finance Management (IFM).
He joined China Dasheng Bank Ltd as the Senior Finance Manager, heading the Finance Department in August 2018. He has a total of 15 years of professional experience in Banking and Accounting.
He is among the key staff who were responsible for the establishment of China Dasheng Bank Ltd from the time the bank was granted a provisional license to when it received a permanent license from the Bank of Tanzania in November 2018. He worked together with the management team and was able to transform the bank from loss-making to a profit-making institution in 2019.
Prior to joining China Dasheng Bank Ltd, he worked at the Commercial Bank of Africa as a Finance Officer, where he began his banking career.
He also worked at Diamond Trust Bank (T) Ltd from 2007 to 2013 as an Assistant Finance Manager, eventually being promoted to Finance Manager in 2013 and managed the movement of a manual payroll system to the implementation of the Perpay Payroll system. During this period, he was an integral part in transforming Diamond Trust Bank (T) Ltd and expanding it from a 4-branch bank to an 18-branch bank.
Mr. Chihwalo worked with NIC Bank (T) Ltd from 2013 to 2016 as Finance Manager and from 2016 to 2018 as Senior Finance Manager. He worked also as Acting Head of Finance & Administration from April 2016 to July 2016, to which he was overseeing both Finance and Administration departments.
Apart from Banking experience, Mr. Chihwalo has also insurance experience where he worked with Heritage insurance company Tanzania Ltd from 2003 to 2004 and Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Company from 2000 to 2004 as an Underwriter.
MS. NASRA MOHAMED – RISK AND COMPLIANCE MANAGER
Ms. Mohamed joined China Dasheng Bank as the Risk and Compliance Manager in January, 2020. She has a total of 16 years of experience in Banking and Risk Management.
She is a graduate holding a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Mzumbe University and an Advanced Diploma in Banking from The Institute of Finance Management (IFM).
Ms. Mohamed began her career in 2005 as the Cash and Customer Service Officer at Akiba Commercial Bank, Tanzania, and between 2007 to 2010, she worked as the Risk and Compliance Supervisor where she introduced the Risk and Compliance function and drafted the process and procedure manual as well as updated the bank policies in the required standard.
Prior to joining China Dasheng Bank Ltd, she worked at the TIB Development Bank (Tanzania) as the Senior Risk and Compliance Officer. While she was serving this role, she proactively was involved in building the Risk Management tools and ensuring compliance in all the requirements.
FRANK KARATTA - SENIOR CREDIT MANAGER, CREDIT
Mr. Karatta is a seasoned banker and has amassed a wealth of experience of over 25 years in the Banking Industry. He has worked in various key units in the banking industry, including Credit, Risk, Treasury as well as Accounting and Finance. He is an Economics (Hons) graduate from the University of Dar es Salaam and is skilled in Banking, Economics, and Finance.
He joined China Dasheng Bank Ltd in 2018 as a Senior Credit Manager, and prior to this, he worked in various positions for both local and regional/pan – African banks in Tanzania. His professional roles include Chief Credit Officer (UBAT & CBAT), Chief Risk Officer (UBAT), Credit Manager (KCBT), and Credit Administration Manager (Eurafrican, BanABC). He has also worked with 1st Adili Bancorp (Now Azania), Eurafrican Bank (Now BOA), BanABC, KCB Bank, UBA Tanzania, CBA Tanzania, now NCBA Tanzania.
PRIVATUS AUDAX MULOKOZI- INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER
Mr. Privatus joined China Dasheng Bank Ltd as the ICT Manager in May 2018 , overseeing the entire ICT department and took lead in designing, implementation and establishment of China Dasheng bank data center infrastructure and security systems as well as core banking system implementation. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering and also holds several Industrial Certifications in various computer systems administration and security areas. He holds the following certifications; Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CSCU, Kali Linux Certified Professional (KLCP), Penetration with Kali Linux (PWK), Cisco CCNA and CCNA security, RedHat- RCSA, and Microsoft- MCSE respectively.
He has over 7 years of professional experience in the Information and Security Technology domains. Prior to joining the China Dasheng Bank Ltd, Mr. Privatus worked as a Networks & Security Systems Specialist at Mwalimu Commercial Bank where he was the focal point for the bank’s full-fledged infrastructure design and implementation during the setup of the bank including the core banking project implementation.
Between 2014 and 2016, he worked at China Commercial Bank as the founding IT-Specialist in Infrastructure & security for the newly formed bank where he pioneered the design and implementation of the bank’s infrastructure and core banking implementation and security systems.
He has proven himself as an expert in the banking field on his ability to set up new bank systems infrastructure in Tanzania, having succeeded to establish three banks successfully up and running to date.
SAMMY LWENDO – TREASURY AND TRADE FINANCE MANAGER
Mr. Lwendo is a seasoned banker with a wealth of experience spanning over 16 years holding various senior positions within local, international, and regional banks.
He has graduated with a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Studies from Mzumbe University and also holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Development Planning from the University of Dar es Salaam.
Mr. Lwendo joined China Dasheng Bank in February 2019 as a Treasury and Trade Finance Manager. Prior to his current role, he has also worked in Treasury and Trade departments at Diamond Trust Bank (T) Limited, United Bank of Africa (T) Limited now NCBA Tanzania, Standard Chartered Bank (T) Limited, KCB Commercial Bank (T) Limited, Bank M (T) Limited and Equity Bank (T) Limited. Throughout his career, he has accumulated a deep understanding of the Tanzanian market and attained strong requisites in Treasury and Trade Finance fields.
HUSSEIN HAMISI – OPERATIONS MANAGER
Mr. Hamisi joined China Dasheng Bank Ltd as the Operations Manager in June 2018. He has an overall experience of 11 years in the banking industry and has served in two countries; Tanzania and Kenya. He is a graduate with a degree in Bachelors of Commerce and Management.
He began his banking career in January 2011 as a Relationship Officer at Equity Bank, Kenya, starting at the Ngara Branch and within the same year, he was promoted to a Supervisor role and was transferred to the Head Office.
He also worked as a Central Operations Manager at Mwalimu Commercial Bank PLC where he was a central figure in setting up and organizing the Operations Department.
Between 2012 to 2014, he worked at the Equity Bank, Tanzania Ltd, through various ranks and ensured the formation of the Tanzanian subsidiary and its successful operations. During the period of 2014 and 2016, he worked at the China Commercial Bank as a founding Operations Manager and has thus distinguished himself as a Guru in the field of setting up new banks in the Tanzanian Banking Industry having already established four successful banks.
NURDIN MWIKOKI – HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER
Mr. Mwikoki joined China Dasheng Bank Ltd since its inception in 2018, as the Human Resource Manager. He is a graduate holding a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management and also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration.
He has also been trained in Labor Laws and is highly skilled with various human resources and banking operations.
He has a cumulative experience of 12 years in the field of Human Resources and prior to working at the China Dasheng Bank Ltd, he worked at both international and local banks including Citibank Tanzania, NBC as well as Twiga Bancorp Limited.
MS. SHUYAN WANG – SENIOR MANAGER BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Ms. Wang is a local Chinese Tanzanian who was born and educated in China graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts in Language and Literature. After 10 years of teaching at the University of China, she moved to Tanzania.
She joined China Dasheng Bank Ltd in 2018 when the bank was still in formation as a Business Development cum Administration Manager.
Prior to joining the China Dasheng Bank Ltd, she served as a Bank Consultant attending to Chinese clients as well as a Relationship Manager at CRDB and China Desk Relation Manager handling the Chinese portfolio at Stanbic Bank.
ZABLON G. STAMBULI - HEAD OF INTERNAL AUDIT
Mr. Zablon G. Stambuli is Associate Certified Public Accountant (ACPA 3927) from National Board of Accountant and Auditors, Advanced Diploma in Accountancy, (2008) from the Institute of Finance Management (IFM). He also completed Advanced Level Secondary at Shaaban Robert Secondary School in 2005 and Ordinary Level Secondary Education at Kisarawe Lutheran Junior Seminary Secondary School in 2002.
Mr. Zablon G. Stambuli is a member of National Board of Accountant and Auditors together with Institute of Internal Auditor.
Mr. Zablon G. Stambuli joined the bank in December 2019 as the Head of Internal Audit. He has eleven years (11) of professional experience in banking sector.
MS. SALOME MHANGA - ADMINISTRATION MANAGER
Ms. Salome Mhanga is a holder of Advanced diploma in Accountacy from St.Augustine University. She joined China Dasheng Bank in 2018 Managing the Front Office.
Before joining the banking sector she previously worked in the government ministries as financial accountant for 2 years.
Also she has worked as sales executive with different private entities within the country.
At China Dasheng Bank through hard work, consistency and perseverance she’s managed to raise through the ranks from Managing front office to Administration Officer to Assistant Administration Manager within 3 years.
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