Our People, Our Source of Fresh Thinking and Smart Banking

The Bank commenced operations in 1996 as an asset financing institution under the joint ownership of CDC Capital Partners (CDC), International Finance Corporation (IFC), TDFL and the Union Dominions Corporation (UDC).

Following the merger of UDC with First Merchant Bank and BARD Investment Services, and the subsequent re-branding as African Banking Corporation, ABC Holdings Limited (ABCH) listed on the Botswana (primary) and Zimbabwe (secondary) Stock Exchanges.  The Bank in Tanzania was granted full commercial banking status by the Bank of Tanzania in 2002.

In 2004, the ABCH Group successfully concluded the acquisition of a 68% interest in Tanzania Development Finance Company Ltd (TDFL) from the existing international shareholders, i.e. IFC, CDC, DEG, FMO and EIB. The Government of Tanzania has remained a key shareholder (32%) in TDFL. The operations of Capital Finance Limited, the operating arm of TDFL were merged with the Bank.

BancABC operated as a merchant bank since 2002 and introduced retail banking operations in 2008.  The Bank opened its first branch in March 2010 and aims to rollout more branch outlets in various parts of the country.  BancABC now offers a full bouquet of banking services for its corporate and personal customers.

Mission Statement

To build profitable, lifelong customer relationships, through the provision of a wide range of innovative financial products and services, for the benefit of our stakeholders.


To be the preferred banking partner in Africa by offering world-class financial solutions.

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Passion
  • Professionalism
  • People


The directors of BancABC are:

Dr. J. P. Kipokola (Chairman) Tanzania
Prof. J. Doriye Tanzania
R. Dave Tanzania
W. L. Nyachia Tanzania
L. H. Sondo Tanzania
D. Botha South African


The bank is driven by entrepreneurial and seasoned bankers who have complimentary banking experience in both the commercial and merchant banking environments. The team consists of professionals from, accounting, economic and financial disciplines. The treasury team possesses extensive experience in the areas of currency trading, derivatives and money and capital markets. Team members also have significant experience in a wide range of areas including financial and corporate restructuring, project finance and other fund raising exercises.

The key members of the team are:

Dana Botha Managing Director
Bekithemba Sibanda Head of Credit
Arthur Murahwa Head of Treasury
Bryne Rwodzi
Head of Retail and SME banking
Roger Lamlembe Head of Operations
Emmanuel Wilson Head of Risk
Burton Mwasamengo Head of Treasury

Why bank with BancABC?

  • Personalised services
  • Quick turn around time
  • Established track record in investment and advisory services.
  • A range of specialised skills and extensive professional capabilities including financial advisory and analytical, legal, and economic.
  • Specialised economic research capabilities.

A network of useful and necessary contacts to potential strategic investors: both established and newer corporations.

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